During the courtship of Prince William and Miss Katherine Middleton in the early noughties, the Internet was being used sensibly as was intended. There was no social media to cause evil and goodness in equal measures. Of course, the tabloids and the paparazzi did what they usually do, cause Miss Middleton unwarranted headache. However, she did not have to face stupid trolls, so-called self appointed ‘royal experts’ and quack body language experts, until now.
Since the revelation of romance between Prince Harry and Ms Markle in late 2016 and the subsequent royal wedding in 2018, the growth of ‘royal experts’ and quack body language experts on television, radio, newspapers and podcasts from North America through India to New Zealand, has been quite extraordinary. One can describe these people as fake and inconsequential in what they spout off, but they are unfortunately ‘bought in’ by some news editors on newspapers and television stations.
However, are there really ‘royal experts’? Does one have to obtain a university degree to become a ‘royal expert’? Of course not. There are no courses at any level of education to become a ‘royal expert’. Those making a living on television, podcasts and quoted in newspapers as ‘royal experts’, are mostly people who have worked as royal reporters and some who have written failed royal books and occasionally called out to make silly and unfounded pronouncements on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, particularly the Duchess.
These people only trade in gossip and garbage. None actually knows the Duchess. Prince Harry, before he met his wife, made a bad mistake and gave an interview to a very conniving old woman. This was after she followed and bombarded him for a year with interview request. The mistake was, that woman claimed in television interviews that she was instrumental in getting the Prince to seek mental health help, even though he had said before that his brother advised him to seek professional help. Needless to say, that woman went on to write a book about the Prince based on the interview. That woman has become one of the so-called fake ‘royal expert’s, who are making money on the back of the Duchess. She has been popping up with derogatory comments in conservative newspapers and magazines and television programmes. She sincerely thinks, because of the interview, she has some royal knowledge and a personal affiliation with the Duke, which his American wife has invaded and therefore should be hounded at all cost. She has even used a right-wing conservative newspaper and magazine to warn the Duke about the expensive dresses the Duchess wears. What brazen brass neck.
There are, of course royal history educators in our universities, who do not engage in the tawdry present day gossip, rumour mongering that these ‘royal experts’ trot out on television screens and mostly talk disrespectfully about one royal, the Duchess of Sussex.
If only what these people say about the Duchess were true, then those of us who strongly support her, would need professional counselling. But these are snake oil sales peddlers, who are fed lies by people they claim to be ‘Palace insiders’. These people do not speak directly with senior officials, who work directly with the Monarch or Prince Charles. The people that really matter to the Duchess, apart from her beloved husband, are the Monarch and her father in law. By all indications, the Monarch does not discuss her family with the sort of officials the so-called ‘royal experts’ talk to. Yet we would hear regularly on podcasts and certain television programmes, what the Monarch feels and thinks about the Duchess from these liars. The oft referred to ‘courtiers’ are just low life palace employees, who sell fake stories to ‘royal rumour monger reporters’ and ‘royal experts’ for payment.
What these people have to realise is that the Duchess is part of the Royal Family. She is not on the outside and now seeking to marry into it, so they could influence and frustrate her ambition. She is not ‘fighting’ with any member of the Royal Family. She has very strong loving support from the Queen and her father in law, Prince Charles.
I sincerely believe that the Monarch and Prince Charles know and appreciate the dynamism the Duchess has brought to her charity work. It is why those ‘royal experts and royal reporter’s are fake peddlers of lies and paid silly salaries for absolute nonsense.
The work of the body language expert is very dubious and misguided, which has mushroomed into an industry in the past year or two. Since the Duchess arrival, newspapers and some television programmes have resorted to using quack body language experts to analyse every move she makes, her laughter, her pose in public, how she holds her husbands hand, basically everything. Even the brief meeting with Beyonce was giving the body language treatment. The lie of this is that, these so-called experts do their analysis from the safety of their home or the office. What they say and get paid for is always scandalous and childish. Yet because it is almost always about the Duchess of Sussex, these people are not questioned and continue to make up off the wall analysis and get paid.
It is my hope that all these people would admit that, even though their intention is to harm the Duchess, the bare fact is that they are making money off her back.
In the final analysis, the Duchess would prevail, because she is doing the right things for needy people, which is what charity is all about. She is forensically focused and not allowing the nonsense on some television programmes and social media about her to sidetrack her serious work. It is time and very important for her detractors to sit up to learn and understand what she is about. She is doing something totally different about royal patronage and would not be swayed or stopped. No one really cares or bothers about their warped views.
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