Do not expose Lilibet and Archie: the advice Harry receives to avoid getting his children into real trouble
Prince Harry received noble advice not to expose his children Lilibet and Archie in the media . The recommendation came from Melanie Cable-Alexander, former partner of the late Antony Armstrong-Armstrong, the first Lord Snowdon.
The woman reminded the Duke of Sussex of her story when she was branded the lover of Princess Margaret’s ex-husband and said she always refused to accept money to talk about their relationship .
He told Harry not to get into the fire with his media stunts , as it would not be good for him or his children. “The more I said, the more it would fan the flames and the longer the story would go on,” he said.
Media concern centered on the son born of Lord Snowdon’s four-year relationship, Jasper. She thought about the effect she might have on the child reading her mother’s statements in the press once she was old enough to understand them . She went as far as turning down offers of £1 million to give interviews.
Cable-Alexander, senior editor of Country Life magazine when she met Lord Snowdon in 1997, wrote in the Daily Mail: “Every time I read or hear another word from Harry about his break with royalty or the misery of his life before meeting Meghan, I cringe for her two young children. With so many dirty clothes washed in public, so many accusations thrown around, how the hell is that going to affect three-year-old Archie and one-year-old Lilibet in the future? A At this rate, I fear that Harry is perpetuating for his own children those very feelings of vulnerability and insecurity that he himself possesses so palpably.”
The writer said it took her “stoicism and grit” to weather the storm she found herself in. late 1990s. And as a result of her stance, her son has created a “prosperous relationship” with both sides of the family. She added: “Will Harry’s children be able to say the same about his relationship with his cousins, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte?”
Antony Armstrong-Jones, Welsh photographer and filmmaker and ex-husband of Princess Margaret, became world famous for marrying Queen Elizabeth II’s sister. He is best known for his portraits of world personalities, many of them published in world famous magazines.
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