Prince Harry may never “make peace” with his level of fame and with the baying mob of paparazzi in the US, a royal commentator has argued.
Since leaving the UK and the Royal Family, he and Meghan Markle have been plagued by photographers seeking a money shot of the couple.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently suing after an unnamed individual photographed baby son Archie with drones at their former home in Los Angeles, California.
The pair have since moved to the quieter city of Santa Barbara, but royal expert Daniela Elser argues they will still be “the objects of extreme public fascination”.
She wrote on news.com.au: “He (Prince Harry) might have an incredible wife, an adorable son, his very own house paid for with his own money and a fortune, of his own making, coming his way.
“But will he ever make peace with the level of public interest in him?
“Especially given he now lives in a country with far fewer legal protections against the press and with a horde of paparazzi on his doorstep.
“Harry and Meghan may no longer be financially reliant on anyone else but their new-found careers might perhaps necessitate they generate more public interest – not less.”
Earlier this month, the pair announced a historic deal with Netflix thought to be worth of millions of dollars.
They will produce documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children's programming.
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Elser added: “There is a cognitive dissonance that the couple, reportedly, bristles at the intense public curiosity about them and yet will need millions of people to hungrily pay attention to them when they start rolling out their TV and movie projects.
“To expect both is to give rise to charges of a certain Marie Antoinette/cake-eating type hypocrisy.”
Days after the Netflix announcement, a spokesman for Harry confirmed he had paid back the millions used to renovate Frogmore Cottage.
The bill, thought be £2.4 million for work that took place from 2018-19, was covered by taxpayers through the Sovereign Grant – a fund provided by the government to the monarch every year to cover royal duties.
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