Harry and Meghan urgently need a lesson in the art of good PR
For a seasoned Hollywood actress, the Duchess of Sussex is not much good at PR. If the revelations in Finding Freedom, the new book about Harry and Meghan, are to be believed – and there’s every indication the Sussexes helped the authors – she has been her own PR woman before. The book alleges that, before her marriage, she set up “a paparazzi photo here and there” to boost her career….
Not that I devour such slebgossip you understand. But some of it manages to leak through into the rarefied levels of my usual reading.
And I’m convinced that she’s trying to run the PR herself. Sure, she’s got someone actually sending the emails, answering the phone. But she’s running strategy and tactics. And she’s not realised yet that the UK really is a different country, with it’s own version of civilisation and social mores and norms. Which is why the bleatings all sounds as if composed by someone with a tin ear.
What works – or might work, to be fair – for a B lister in the US just doesn’t for a potential A lister in the UK. Which is why it all isn’t working.
They need to hire someone who knows what they’re doing. Or, of course, shut up.