If Harry hates the UK press, just wait till the US mob gets hold ...


If Harry hates the UK press, just wait till the US mob gets hold of him

Cutting loose from The Firm might make him yearn for the British snapper on a bicycle he loathes so much

Camilla Tominey

When the Duke of Sussex made his first official appearance on Thursday since dropping the bombshell that he and Meghan were stepping back as senior members of the royal family, he was faced with the phalanx of reporters and photographers he has grown to despise.

Harry hosted the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace in what could prove to be his last royal engagement as a fully-fledged member of The Firm.

The event was covered by the “royal rota”, the select group of correspondents invited to cover official occasions. The premise is simple: the national newspapers take turns to report royal events and are obliged to provide accurate, prompt, comprehensive information to all. But the newly freelancing Sussexes plan new rules of engagement that will see royal reporters cast aside in favour of “specialist media”, “young up-and-coming” reporters and outlets they consider “credible” (of which, happily, this publication seems to be one)...

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