Clearly in the Daily Star: Meghan and Harry have a 'lack of empathy' (which is killing their brand)

9 April 2022 | 2 min read | Careers
Clearly Team

Clearly’s managing director was interviewed for his thought’s on Meghan and Harry’s decision to attend the wedding of Brooklyn Beckham, having rejected the opportunity to join the Royal famoly for the memorial of the Duke of Edinburgh.

This is the second time the Daily Star has canvassed Paul’s opinion on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – the previous occasion being in November 2021, when he argued the need for the couple to avoid any high profile interviews and events if they wish to regain the public’s affection and trust. You can read the full story with Paul in the Daily Star here.

Back to the latest story, however, and here is what Paul had to say on the matter:

“Harry and Meghan opted not to attend [the memorial], citing ‘security concerns’ as the reason.

“Yet, they have no compunction in attending a celebrity-led wedding where the groom is marrying the daughter of a billionaire in Florida. It’s bol*ocks, quite frankly.

“A few months ago, the couple claimed they wished to regain the public’s trust.

“Their actions suggest the opposite is true. What they really want, it seems, is to live a Great Gatsbyesque life where the media attention is always shining on them and they can live out a lavish life with their celebrity and influential friends.

“Here we have a couple seemingly incapable of reading the room, and a distinct lack of empathy in favour of their own celebrity.

“In the weeks leading up to the memorial, the public became increasingly angry when it came to light that government ministers broke their own restrictions and enjoyed an evening of celebrations on the eve of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

“The Queen’s isolated figure that day was deeply saddening and maddening at the same time. She became at one with the people as she shared the pain of solitude in having to bury her husband in relative seclusion.

“It is a heart-breaking image and one that touched so many people in the lead up to the memorial – an event that served to bring together the Royal family and remember the passing of Prince Philip in a way that wasn’t possible before because of the restrictions in place at the time.”