Debate Over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Halloween Outing: PR Stunt or Normal Family Fun?”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who have been residing in the United States since stepping back from their senior royal roles in 2020, recently took their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, trick-or-treating in celebration of Halloween. While many saw it as a normal family activity, some have labeled it a PR stunt.
The couple’s decision to distance themselves from the royal family was fueled by various issues, including allegations of racism and a perceived lack of support from the British press. However, their reputation in the US has not necessarily thrived as expected, with some experts suggesting they may be “trying too hard.”
PR expert Laura Perkes criticized the couple’s actions, suggesting that their efforts to appear normal often come across as calculated. She remarked that they seem to “always try too hard” and struggle to convince the public and media of their authenticity.
While it’s not unusual for celebrities to occasionally engage in PR stunts, some argue that it’s unfair to view a simple family outing like trick-or-treating as such. Harry and Meghan, as parents, likely wanted to provide their children with ordinary childhood experiences. Their efforts to give their kids an ordinary life shouldn’t necessarily be perceived as PR-driven, despite the ongoing scrutiny of their actions.