Prince Harry adopted 'woke persona' to forget he was like 'legend of banter' Prince Philip, says royal expert
'He has chosen to ignore and forget his less than favourable gaffes by burying them under several layers of political correctness and woke cushioning,' the expert said
Wanting to forget similarities with "legend of banter" Prince Philip, Harry has reportedly adopted a "woke persona" which "distances him from any wrongdoing or offence", according to a royal expert.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, has attempted to create a "new persona", according to Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, founder of British Monarchists Society, in order to distinguish himself from the fact that he was 'heir' to the Duke of Edinburgh, who was known for his cheeky one-liners, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday, May 23.
'Nothing funny about Prince Harry anymore'
"The Duke of Sussex has chosen to ignore and forget his less than favourable gaffes by burying them under several layers of political correctness and woke cushioning, in hope that his newly created persona will distance him from any wrongdoing or offence he caused when his gaffes were knowingly made," the royal expert claimed, speaking to The Daily Star.
"Harry used to be like his grandfather, he had charisma, and charm — he was able to also use humour as a tool, but this is where the similarities end," he said. "There is nothing funny about Prince Harry anymore. He is unable to use gaffes and humour to his advantage, like his late grandfather was able to, because not only have times changed, so has Prince Harry," he added.
'Happy-go-lucky chap' gone forever
Before Harry and his wife Meghan Markle left the Firm for a lucrative life in the United States, Harry was regarded as a party-loving "lad's lad". The "seemingly good time Harry, the free-spirited, happy-go-lucky chap" is gone forever, said the commentator, after a series of public critiques of the royal family. When Harry paid tribute to his grandfather during a solo trip to the UK for his funeral last month, he called him a "legend of banter".
"If there were any aspirations on the part of Harry to be the heir to Philip's 'legend of banter', then those very aspirations are sadly misconstrued, misunderstood, and misguided — a failure," Mace-Archer-Mills said. "With the passing of Prince Philip, so went the last of the Windsor's great gaffes," he added. "His misadventures were somewhat relatable, fun, and not too serious. He was a lad's lad who could appeal to anyone anywhere," he said.
Prince Harry was recently slammed in the US, the country that embraced him when he fled British royal life, after he called the First Amendment — one of the world's most revered founding principles — "bonkers". "I've got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers. I don't want to start going down the First Amendment route because that's a huge subject and one which I don't understand because I've only been here a short time, but you can find a loophole in anything. You can capitalize or exploit what's not said rather than uphold what is said," Harry had said.