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Harry and Meghan’s beef with the press raises weary royal eyebrows

The Sussexes have apparently forgotten her majesty's sage advice: never explain, never complain

Camilla Tominey

Having been dragged into an unprecedented constitutional crisis over Brexit, and with Prince Andrew’s friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein still under heavy media scrutiny, it is probably safe to say the Duke of Sussex’s extraordinary statement was the last thing the queen needed.

With the Duke of Edinburgh retired from public life, the 93-year-old sovereign has sought a quieter life, having endured her fair share of family dramas during her 67-year reign. In 2005 she reportedly said: “Like all best families we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.”

But despite the lurid headlines served up on royal breakfast tables over the decades, when it comes to media matters, HM’s mantra has been “never explain, never complain”...

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