Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's pal Omid Scobie reveals 'new' Royal motto after 'ditching "never complain never explain"' | The Sun
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's pal has revealed the latest motto the Royals seem to be following – after supposedly ditching "never complain never explain".
The Royal Family has long used the guarded approach, staying silent on matters with the potential to spark controversy or upset.
But the Firm slowly appears to be adapting its ways, most recently with reports Prince William would bring an end to the never complain method.
One source told the Daily Mail in April Wills believes "if the monarchy has something to say, then it should say it".
And journalist Omid Scobie, who penned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's biography Finding Freedom, believes a new strategy is already creeping in.
Writing for Yahoo!news, Scobie said: "Never complain, never explain may slowly be becoming a thing of the past at the palace (well, according to Prince William at least), but a different order of the day has quickly risen within the institution of the monarchy: deflect and distract.
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"You see, when the Prince of Wales was forced to announce via his spokesman that he will never again accept plastic bags filled with €500 notes for his charities, one of his senior aides also briefed journalists with adorable details of the heir’s first time meeting granddaughter Lilibet last month."
The senior royal source said Charles had a "very emotional" meeting with Lilibet and Archie when they were in the UK, adding it had been "wonderful" to have the Sussexes back in the country.
But the news came on the same day Charles vowed never to accept cash donations again after it emerged he was handed bags and a suitcase stuffed with 3million Euros between 2011 and 2015.
Scobie said the "strategy worked" as Charles' cash woes were soon forgotten in the Archie, Lilibet excitement.
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He also said the same tactic was used again when Buckingham Palace released an update on Meghan's bullying probe – the same day as the Sovereign Grant Report released its annual royal spending figures.
The Queen Mother was reportedly a firm believer in the "never complain, never explain" sentiment, which had served the Royal Family well throughout the 20th Century.
It stuck with her until her death in 2002 – but cracks had already started to emerge in its success.
The "never complain, never explain" attitude began to prove damaging when mistruths about the royals went uncorrected.
Princess Diana became the first to shift the tradition, most notably by giving her bombshell interview to BBC's Panorama in 1995.
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Harry and Meghan followed suit, giving their explosive Oprah interview last year.
They accused a senior royal of making comments about their son's skin colour, to which Prince William hit back: "We are very much not a racist family."
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