As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to embark on a new life out of the royal spotlight, talkRADIO’s Dan Wootton has asked whether the couple will regret their choice to step back.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their final public appearance as senior working royals yesterday at the Commonwealth Day service alongside the Queen at Westminster Abbey.
It was the last in the string of duties – dubbed the “farewell tour” – before the couple wave goodbye to public life and become “financially independent”.
Dan said that watching former actress Meghan addressing crowds during her final few engagements showed that “the Royal Family is about to lose a superstar”.
WATCH: Dan says criticism of the couple was 'fair and balanced'
“Harry and Meghan have shown the type of star power they could have brought to the issues that mean so much to them, like the military and feminism.
“The idea that the British media and the British public are in some way fundamentally opposed to this couple is total baloney," he continued.
The couple said they decided to step down to seek a “more peaceful life”, hinting that media scrutiny was a major factor in the decision.
But Dan argued that, aside from "vile trolls" on social media, most of the criticism was "fair and balanced”.
He concluded: “Those small criticisms of Meghan and Harry actually pale into insignificance when you compare the column inches and the media coverage devoted to the issues that Harry and Meghan care about and that has been abundantly clear over the past week.
“It was actually watching Meghan on stage… like ta true Hollywood princess, that made it very obvious to me, the Royal Family is about to lose a superstar and no one, certainly not me, is celebrating that.”
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