Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s visit to the UK has failed to gain the attention the couple was expecting, royal commentator Neil Sean says, as the Sussexes failed to make it on newspapers’ front pages. The couple originally planned the trip to visit charities “close to their heart” but the Queen’s death forced them to change plans. It also overshadowed their trip.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Mr Sean said: “What’s interesting here though is that not one national newspaper over here put Harry and Meghan on the front pages.
“And this has created, well, havoc behind the scenes.
“They thought that their return, particularly on a week where we’re picking a brand new British Prime Minister would have ensured that they were all cleared to make sure that their return was going to be the number one topic.”
Their five-day visit also had to be put on the back burner as Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday the Queen had died whilst holidaying in Balmoral.
He continued: “Now, a lot of people are saying: ‘They are popular, you know.’
“Yes, they are. There’s no denying it. It’s a bit like a sort of soap opera, isn’t it? People can’t stop watching.
“And the multi-line is they’re not carrying that as the lede story because they know the readers have moved on.”
“We’ve got bigger problems, you know,” Mr Sean said, laying out Britain’s crises: “Cost-of-living crisis and all sorts of stuff, energy problems, you name it. We’ve all got it around the world.
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