In a recent, profoundly insightful interview with The Mirror, Dr Tessa Dunlop, a distinguished royal commentator and accomplished author, has unveiled her critical perspective on Prince Harry's recent interactions with Buckingham Palace and the broader Royal Family.
She compellingly argues that Prince Harry's engagements with the UK have been reduced to fleeting ‘pit stops,’ painting a vivid picture of his transient relationship with his homeland. Dr. Dunlop meticulously analyzed Prince Harry’s every move during his 2023 visits to the UK, characterizing them as brief and surface-level engagements.
“His time in the UK this year can be summed up as a series of pit stops. We've seen him entangled in an incredibly costly legal tussle with the British press, making a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance at the coronation, and briefly gracing a charity event just before heading off to the Invictus Games in Germany,” Dr Dunlop observed.
She did not mince her words, adding, “These are hardly the actions of someone looking to reestablish their presence or lay down roots in the UK”.
Meghan's Royal Absence Examined
In a notable divergence from Prince Harry's actions, Dr Dunlop highlighted Meghan Markle's conspicuous absence from all royal events and activities since she paid her respects at Queen Elizabeth's funeral in 2022.
This pronounced disparity in their respective engagements with the Royal Family adds another layer of complexity to their public personas and draws attention to potential underlying dynamics. It prompts both royal enthusiasts and casual observers to ponder deeper about the couple's current rapport with the monarchy and to speculate about their long-term intentions and aspirations within the royal framework.
Furthermore, while Prince Harry's trips to the UK have been brief and seemingly fleeting, Dr. Dunlop posits an intriguing theory. She suggests that beneath the surface of these quick visits, Prince Harry may indeed be nurturing a longing for a personal sanctuary in the UK.
Drawing attention to his roots, she remarked, “Given that London isn’t just any city for him, but the place of his birth and early memories, it wouldn’t be surprising for him to desire a private nook, or bolthole, in the city”.
Dr. Dunlop's perspective is thought-provoking, inviting readers to consider the intricate layers of Prince Harry's evolving relationship with his homeland.