As Prince Harry battles legal issues in an effort to safeguard his wife, Meghan Markle, royal observers express concerns about the consequences of their diverging paths.
Notable British socialite and author Lady Colin Campbell and journalist Phil Dampier sat down with Dan Wootton on an episode of "GB News." During the broadcast, the host spotlighted Harry's legal crusade launched on behalf of Meghan, noting her conspicuous absence.
Wootton remarked upon Markle's distinct ambitions, highlighted by her contract with talent agency WME, leading to speculation about her possibly planning a life independent of Harry amidst his mounting legal challenges. He turned to Campbell for her views on this developing dynamic.
According to Campbell, this strategy could potentially pave the way for Meghan's success while exposing Harry to failure. "It just goes to show what a devoted wife can do when she has her interests as opposed to her husband's interest at stake," Campbell quipped.
When Wootton queried whether Meghan might have suggested Harry to back down considering the tough circumstances, Dampier did not believe this to be the case.
Dampier argued, "[It's] become fairly obvious in the last week, I think that this court case about the Mirror has got very little to do with phone hacking 20, 30 years ago and everything to do with their sense of victimhood today." He added that this could be seen as an extension of their engagements with Netflix and Oprah Winfrey, serving as another platform to broadcast their message.
"I think it became personal with Meghan. I think she was after Piers Morgan and various other people, and I think it's a shot across the bowels of the media generally," Dampier added, though he observed that Harry has yet to produce substantive evidence.
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In recent court proceedings against Mirror Group Newspapers, Prince Harry reportedly stated his intent behind taking legal action. "I think it was a discussion on how to somehow find a way to stop the abuse, intrusion, and hate that was directed towards me and my wife," he stated, according to The Telegraph, expressing his desire to explore alternative courses of action rather than relying on institutional lawyers.