Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle’s Silly Move Aims to Divert Attention from Kate Middleton’s Return

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, faces criticism for launching new products under her lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard, just hours before significant royal events, including Kate Middleton’s return to public appearances post-cancer diagnosis.

The controversy unfolded when Prince Harry’s polo friend, Nacho Figueras, shared images of luxury raspberry jam and dog biscuits from Meghan’s brand, prompting backlash and scrutiny from royal commentators like Richard Fitzwilliams.

In an interview with The Sun, Fitzwilliams described Meghan’s timing as “odd” and “ridiculous,” emphasizing that every action by the Sussexes is closely monitored by the media.

He questioned the decision to coincide the product launch with Trooping the Colour, a major royal event, calling it a diversionary tactic that disregards royal protocols.

“The Sussexes have never adhered to royal protocol regarding diary clashes,” Fitzwilliams remarked critically.

He speculated that Meghan’s move was not advised by her public relations consultants, suggesting it could lead to mockery rather than positive attention.

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“If Meghan intended the products as a personal gesture, she should have ensured they were not publicized, as it invites unnecessary scrutiny and detracts from significant royal moments,” Fitzwilliams concluded, highlighting the potential misstep in judgment.

The incident underscores ongoing tensions and perceptions surrounding Meghan and Harry’s interactions with the royal family and public sphere, illustrating the challenges of balancing personal endeavors with royal protocol and public perception.