As Prince Harry works to create a new life and purpose outside of the Royal Family, one PR expert claims that he “without a doubt” is experiencing regrets since stepping down
As the Sussexes tirelessly work to build a new media empire in America, Prince Harry “without a doubt” regrets his decision to leave the Royal Family as his life has become “much harder”, a PR expert has claimed. Harry and wife Meghan Markle have faced a series of failed business ventures this year – including being dropped from their Spotify deal, snubbed for an Emmy nomination, and the decline in popularity of the Duke of Sussex’s biopic ‘Spare’ – leaving many wondering if Prince Harry regrets his choice to step away from the Royal Family.
Kieran Elsby, PR expert and Director of Media PR Global, told The Mirror: “Without a doubt Harry will regret leaving the Royal Family. There are undisputable advantages to being a part of such a distinguished family, which he will now realise he took for granted.”
Kieran explained that the sense of “heritage” and “tradition” that comes with being a part of the Royal Family is something that cannot be replicated. He said: “It’s about being part of a legacy that has shaped history. He needs to ensure he lands on the right side of history, as historically those who have left, haven’t.” Kieran explained that the platform and influence that comes from being associated with the Royal Family is something that Harry is likely to miss as having a royal title made it easier for him to accomplish his goals on a “larger scale.” Since his decision to step away, royal experts have noticed that it has become increasingly difficult for him to adjust to not receiving royal treatment.
Kieran said since Harry has left the Royal Family he has been presented with some “major challenges” that he might not have “fully expected.” One challenge including the “relentless media scrutiny” that he and Meghan have experienced since their post-royal life which has led to rumours of trouble within his relationship and high levels of stress for his wife to maintain their brand.
He continued: “Let’s not forget the privileges and lifestyle that being a royal entails. The resources and support that come with the title are luxuries that few can experience. You can see that funding and security have been a major stumbling block for Harry since he left,” the expert added: “The sense of duty and responsibility that comes with being a royal must have provided a deep sense of purpose. Having a role that contributes to the to society is fulfilling.”
The PR expert explained that since the pair have left Harry has needed to reassess his identity outside of the Royal Family which will be a path he predict will be filled with personal discovery and possibly “moments of doubt.”
Kieran said: “The loss of official roles and patronages, which he was once deeply involved in, will have left a void in his life and embarrassment. These roles offered him a way to actively contribute to various causes,” he continued: “Adjusting to a new environment with different societal expectations and without the familiar support system of the royal family will have been much tougher than he ever imagined.”