Prince Harry's popularity may decline, as people find him less warm and lovely and more "preached and independent" recently. What has changed the public's perception of him and is there a way for him to improve his image? Royal experts weighed in on the issue, with the latest criticism of Harry and Meghan Markle taking private jet pilots driving the negative perception.
Prince Harry and Markle slam for being "hypocritical"
The couple often talk about environmental issues but their latest means of transport, with gas-guzzling plan, was not well received, with many critics calling them hypocrites.
Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe told Yahoo's Royal Box that he thinks Prince Harry has forgotten where he came from, explaining: “People can say that it is the newspapers that make Harry and Meghan difficult. And in fact, I think, to some extent, in terms of columnists and commentators, yes, there is some truth to that. "
He continued:" But he is coming to an environmental conference
in a private plane, get a private helicopter and then stay on one
superyacht off the beach. But then keep his speech on bare feet, so
it is fantastic, there is less plastic in the world. "
Larcombe believes that these contradictory acts are not
sits well with the public, as he noted, "People are not stupid, come on
Harry. He is freestanding where he came from. He was a people prince,
he has now become a hypocrite, preached, detached, somewhat confused young man
Prince and he will lose their popularity. "
He added:" He will lose it because of it and I believe
It's a tragedy because I think he's a good guy. "
Royal expert Rob Jobson told Sky News that the couple's behavior
could tease their pictures and note: “It's about what they do and what
they say. This morning they posted on their Instagram account
did a little good and the people came right back and said, "Stop
jumps into private jet aircraft. & # 39; ”
Elton John defended them
In response to all the criticism of Prince Harry and Markle traveling via private aircraft, many celebrities came to his defense.
Singer Elton John took to Instagram to explain that he had paid for their jet and was worried about the couple being treated harshly and wrote about the "distorted and damaging account in the press surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's private stay in my home in Nice. " He explained that he felt "a deep sense of duty to protect Harry and his family from the unnecessary press penetration that contributed to Diana's early death."
The singer continued: "After a hectic year, their hard work and dedication to charity continued, David and I wanted the young family to have a private holiday in the safety and tranquility of our home. To maintain a high level of much-needed protection. we provided them with a private jet. To support Prince Harry's commitment to the environment, we made sure their flight was carbon neutral by making a suitable contribution to Carbon Footprint. "
The singer defended the couple and asked the press to back
of and notes: “I respect and applaud both Harry and Meghan's commitment
to charity and I urge the press to stop these relentless and untrue ones
killings on their character that are falsely designed on an almost
daily basis. "
Other celebrities came to their defense
Ellen DeGeneres and Pink also shared their support for the couple, with the talk show host's note:" Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England to talk about their wildlife conservation work . They were the most down to earth, compassionate people. Imagine being attacked for everything you do, when all you try to do is make the world better. "
Pink put forth the invitation to" be a little kinder. " tweeting :" I "I'm glad to see people come to the defense of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. How people treat her is the most public form of bullying that I've seen for a while. It's out of control. Let's all be a little kinder, huh? Let's show our kids it's cool to be nice. "
Actress Jameela Jamil explained in her Instagram -story why all this criticism of Prince Harry and Markle is absurd, noting: "It's not safe for us to be on the same squares and queens or presidents you absolute muppets. They are prime targets for kidnapping and sometimes murder."
She added: "It is in the best interest of our civilians not to be
threatened by proximity to people in such powerful positions. ”