Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been desperately seeking the Hollywood spotlight.
And they finally got a taste of it.
But Harry and Meghan got one press clipping that left them both speechless.
It seems as though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are quickly wearing out their welcome.
The American press seems to be figuring out what the British press already knew: Harry and Meghan are inauthentic attention seekers.
Even the left-wing outlet POLITICO is taking the Sussex Royals to task.
In a piece called “2022 Is the Year We All Finally Got Tired of Narcissists,” Joanna Weiss skewered Harry and Meghan, along with other big-name figures like Donald Trump, Elon Musk, Sam Bankman-Fried, Ye West, and Elizabeth Holmes.
Weiss wrote that Markle and the others “used attention as currency and ego as fuel, and were rewarded, for a time, with what they craved. We’re drawn to people who love themselves. But somewhere between the fifth and sixth hour of ‘Harry and Meghan,’ the new Netflix documentary series produced by the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex and filmed at their California mansion — which suggests that there is no one more in love, no one more socially conscious, no one more aggrieved — my natural sympathy for the couple started turning to irritation, and it occurred to me that ego has its limits.”
Harry and Meghan have been called a “one-trick pony” because they continue to blast the Royal Family, yet they keep glomming into the family for attention.
The POLITICO piece went on to label Harry and Meghan as “grandiose narcissists” and “charismatic attention hogs.”
Weiss added that “[Grandiose narcissists] believe they’re the absolute best at what they do. They go to great lengths to protect and defend their egos. They strive to be unique and promote themselves energetically. That’s the story, in a nutshell, of Harry and Meghan, who at first seemed uncommonly savvy for the way they’ve managed their public lives: breaking free of British royal misery, then cashing in spectacularly on the drama. In 2020, they inked a reported $100 million development deal with Netflix. In 2021 came their blockbuster Oprah interview and a reported $20 million advance for Harry’s tell-all memoir, Spare…But the legitimate complaints are wedged between glamour shots, from footage of Meghan getting fitted for ballgowns to a vast collection of flattering photos and videos they took during their royal exit, apparently preparing for a photogenic tell-all. Even sympathetic critics have groused that there’s little new here, beyond the vanity. In The Guardian, Marina Hyde compared the couple to ‘a pair of ancient mariners with a TV contract, condemned to tell their tale to everyone they meet.’”
Harry and Meghan might have to discover a new grift because people have figured out their old one.
The next bit of drama surrounds Charles’s coronation.
The Sussex Royals say they want an apology, but apparently none is forthcoming.
Harry and Meghan should be able to milk some more press out of that ordeal.