Meghan Markle and Harry share ‘behind the scenes’ blueprint to return to the royal frontline | Royal | news

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After their marriage in 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rode a wave of national popularity. However, her shock exit from royal roles in 2020 and subsequent bombshell TV interviews about life in the company dented her popularity with the British public.

The latest YouGov data for the first quarter of 2022 shows that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle missed out on the top 10 most popular royals in the UK.

Harry ranked 11th out of 15 with a 32 percent popularity rating, while Meghan was 14th with 24 percent popularity.

News of the couple’s impending return for next month’s anniversary celebrations has also received a mixed reaction from royal watchers.

The trip allows the 96-year-old monarch to reunite with her family and also to meet her great-grandchildren Archie and Lilibet, as it has been confirmed they will join their parents for the trip to the UK.

However, others claimed attending high-profile events for Her Majesty’s historic reign offers them an opportunity to bolster the royal aspect of their personal brand, which could be leveraged for their Netflix show or Harry’s forthcoming memoir.

Kinsey Schofield, the founder of Los Angeles-based royals website ToDiForDaily.com, comments on the reaction to Sussex’s impending return, claiming the couple should have a “behind the scenes” meeting with members of the firm.

Ms Schofield, who has worked in the PR industry for over 10 years, claims that this rather covert meeting should take place before any public appearances with Meghan, Harry and the royal family.

She told Express.co.uk: “I believe that Brits would become more hospitable and trusting towards the Californian couple if they quietly and behind the scenes insinuated themselves back into the family before making any public appearances alongside the family.”

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“They badly need trust and sincerity to move on.”

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told me that while there will be media interest in the Sussexes’ involvement in the anniversary, their participation will not overshadow the Queen’s historic event.

Describing their visit as a “show of unity,” he went on to say that Meghan and Harry’s private meeting with the Queen and Prince Charles in Windsor last month reignited hopes of a rapprochement.

He said: “It is a good sign that there was a meeting between you and the Queen. It is the beginning of a very deep rift that is being healed.”

The duo’s series of bombastic claims saw them accused of badly damaging the royal family’s international reputation, while others questioned the veracity of their claims.

In the interview, the couple claimed there were “concerns and conversations” raised by a family member about what color Archie’s skin would be.

However, the couple declined to reveal which family member they were referring to.

They also claimed that a rift had developed between Harry and Prince Charles, with the Duke claiming his father “stopped taking my calls” at one point.

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