“It is so special to be here, and I’m so sorry that I was a little late for the party. Just like so many of you, we know this is about family and friends and the community that Invictus has created, that Fischer House has created, and so I had to just spend a little bit more time getting our little ones settled home,” the Duchess of Sussex said, according to Hello!. “Getting milk shakes, doing school drop off and then I just landed a couple of hours ago. I am thrilled that the first event that I can do with Invictus is here with all of you.”
Meghan Markle is being accused of using a “tried-and-true” PR strategy in her first speech since arriving in Germany. The Duchess of Sussex joined Prince Harry in Dusseldorf for the remainder of Invictus Games, and attended a wheelchair basketball first thing upon arrival. During her speech, Meghan explained the reason behind her absence for the last four days of the game event, revealing she wanted to spend more time with their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. PR expert Renae Smith weighed in on her speech in a discussion with Daily Express US, explaining that citing a personal family anecdotes is a “calculated” strategy to appear more rel However, for the Duchess, Smith expressed it could threaten her “authenticity,
” raising questions over her role as a committed mother. “While she may genuinely prioritise her children, there is a risk of this assertion coming across as a calculated move to shape her public image,” the expert explained. “Overemphasis on certain aspects of their lives, such as motherhood or ‘relatability’ in Meghan’s case, can potentially undermine the perceived authenticity of their statements,” she continued. “The public is often astute in discerning whether an assertion is heartfelt or part of a strategic narrative,” Smith added.