Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have had a tough few years. According to them, they had to deal with the “leaking and planting of stories” by the palace and unfair treatment by the media.
A PR expert spoke to Showbiz Cheat Sheet about the couple. He says if Meghan and Harry want to improve their image, they need to “stay current”. Here’s the advice this expert has for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Since the release of Prince Harry’s, a lot of attention has been paid to the royal family spare part. Some of the information revealed isn’t overly flattering (Prince Harry’s fight with Prince William, for example). Thomas Mustac, publicist at Otter Public Relations, says the royal family can use this as an opportunity to work on their image. “This could be shot in a way that the royal family could reunite after all these years,” Mustac tells Showbiz’ Cheat Sheet.
When asked what advice he would give Meghan and Harry, Mustac says he would advise the couple to be consistent in their messages. In this way, they secure the trust of the public and improve their image.
“The best advice would be to keep up to date,” says Mustac. “The book is published. So if they’re trying to get public attention, compassion and understanding, they have to be 110% committed to everything Harry shared in the book.”
Mustac continues: “Right now, Meghan and Harry are viewed by the world as the voice brave enough to speak up for the royal family. So in order to continue to get public support, they need to be transparent to the public by sticking with the voice that got them here on this point. Being open with the public could help them sell more books when looking at this situation financially.”
Mustac says Harry and Meghan could still improve their image. He believes one of the reasons they have some issues with their popularity ratings is because some people think they don’t respect the royal family. “In the public eye, Harry and Meghan took a bite out of the hand that fed them,” Mustac says.
However, Mustac believes Harry and Meghan were simply trying to live a “normal” life. “All they want is a normal life like everyone else,” he says. “We understand that the royal family has always been an integral part of Britain and around the world, but at the end of the day it’s a normal family, just like any other.”
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