The media has always had a bad reputation around Buckingham Palace, being blamed for every little thing going on in the lives of the royal family, until they're needed of course.
However, while Prince William has matured beautifully into his role, working along with the media better than he ever has before, his brother Prince Harry has blamed them for his decision to leave the royal family, a seemingly easy excuse for wanting out.
Prince Harry Used To Claim He Wanted A Private Life
What's interesting, however, is that he has claimed in the past he only wanted to be normal and have a more private life. Yet, after quitting as a senior member of the royal family, he's made himself more available than ever for things that would put him even more in the spotlight.
Meghan and Harry clearly have a desire to carve out roles for themselves outside the royals, however their reasons for this have gotten quite confusing.
On the one hand, they claim bullying from the media has caused them to want to step back from their roles as working members of the royal family, yet they're looking for deals left and right that will make them into celebrities, and why? Money.
A Deal With Disney Or Netflix?
Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos has claimed he is interested in working with the Sussexes, and I'm sure just about everyone else will be wanting to ink deals with one of the most famous couples on the planet.
In a cringe-inducing encounter, Prince Harry and Meghan were heard asking about job offers while on the red carpet for the Lion King premiere.
Harry could be heard talking to Disney CEO Bob Iger about work, and was also overheard speaking to Jon Favreau about doing voice overs.
He said, "Next time anyone needs any voiceover work, we can make ourselves available," with Meghan chiming in, "That's really why we're here, to pitch."
It's Difficult To Take His Speech Seriously
In hearing things like this, it's hard to take seriously the comments Prince Harry made in his recent speech. While he claimed he is still devoted to his country and the Queen, and wanted to continue performing his duties without public funding, he said this is just not possible.
And, of course, he made sure to get in a dig at the media, saying, "You looked out for me for so long, but the media is a powerful force."
If Harry was truly so distraught at the supposed "bullying" he and his wife have received from the media, then he wouldn't be breaking away from the royal family in order to earn big money on the celebrity circuit.
Was The Media Really Wrong In Their Criticism?
And, is the media really bullying? Was it wrong to criticize Meghan for attending a $500,000 baby shower (flying on by private jet of course) while claiming on Instagram that we should be helping the poor?
Is it wrong for the media to claim hypocrisy when a couple who constantly talks about climate change flew on multiple private jets to various ritzy vacation destinations, all within the span of a couple of weeks?
While Prince Harry has said he feels "great sadness" at the decision to step down as a member of the royal family, somehow, it appears he has just found a way to earn a lot more money, and become even more famous, rather than living in his brother's shadow.
And, really, who can blame him? But, the least he can do is own up to the real reasons he is leaving, rather than complaining about the way he and his wife have been treated.
In my humble opinion, we're looking at the beginning of The Kardashian's 2.0; a reality show may very well be in their future.