Meghan in dilemma: why her biggest problem is neither the royal family nor the hatred of her opponents
Duchess Meghan turned four years after her marriage to Prince Harry. But the American has to face the biggest challenge now.
For some, she is the self-declared woman who stands up for what she believes in. For others, she is an annoying singer. Duchess Meghan. But neither the royal family, with whom she may not be on good terms, nor the negative press is really her problem.
Duchess Meghan made a mistake
Because Meghan got what she and Prince Harry wanted, which was their freedom and a life with their families they could do for themselves. The only problem is: Now she has to know what she wants to do with it. One thing is clear: talking about the royal family over and over and the things that have been done to them eventually becomes uninteresting even to the most ardent Meghan fans. Very few will want to read the interviews with the Duchess in a few years, as the 41-year-old teases the family in a pathetic way. Especially when Meghan and Harry do it from their most exclusive location while staying in a million dollar villa in California. It’s not without reason that accusations have been made in recent weeks that Meghan is implicated in her role as a victim.
From a business perspective, Meghan has made a lot of mistakes over the past two years. Because her image is so connected to her time in the royal family, the breakup is very difficult. But it is becoming more important than ever.
Megan finds herself in a marketing quandary. I was pushed – objectively – into a corner. How can she build her business in a way that works and continues to generate interest even without the royal family and royal issues? Everything Meghan and Harry have created thus far is still deeply rooted in their time in the UK. Harry also continues to support the Invictus Games, a sporting event in which veterans compete. And Meghan talks to famous women on the Archetypes podcast about the biases she’s often felt — of course during her time as Queen.
It should be more constructive
Harry will also be releasing his memoirs soon, and the couple’s documentary is also set to premiere on Netflix – both of whom were heavily influenced by their time in the UK. But then what? What independent, royalty-free path do Harry and Meghan want to take?
The answer may be in Meghan’s first post-Queen interview, which she gave to industry magazine Variety. The royal family also finds a place in it, with Queen Elizabeth II in particular being the topic at the start of the conversation. But Megan looks less rude and insulting than she did in her “The Cut” photo a few weeks ago. Instead, the Duchess seems constructive when she talks about her and Prince Harry’s future career plans. At one point in the interview, she hinted at what’s important to her and Prince Harry: love. It sounds vague, and comforting, but the Duchess details it in the interview.
“Our definition of love is very broad,” she explains. “Love of a partner, love of yourself, love of society and family. That’s the basis for the kind of shows and documentaries we want to do,” explains American. Then it becomes – finally, one might say – more real. Because it is clear that Harry and Meghan are also planning projects that may be based on Meghan’s past in Hollywood. “With scenarios, we want to think about how we can get out of the same space and do something funny! It doesn’t always have to be that serious. Like a good romantic comedy. Don’t we miss it? I miss it? So much,” she explains. “You’ve probably seen Harry and Sally a million times and all of Julia Roberts’ romantic comedies,” the Duchess asserts. “We’ve got to see them again.”
It’s as if Megan sometimes aims to land a job as a (film) producer. A logical move that allows her to combine two things: her experience as an actress and her influence as a duchess. After two years of Megxit drama and shameful mutual slander, a series of romantic comedies from House of Sussex may be exactly what fans have been wishing for. From the point of view of entrepreneurship, one can only advise the Duchess not to associate her own image too much with the royal family. Otherwise, she will be trapped in her role as a victim forever.
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