Royal expert criticises Prince Harry for making a social media error
Prince Harry has been criticised for a social media error.
According to one royal expert, some of the decisions that have been made with the social strategy behind the Sussex Royal Instagram account are "ill-timed".
Caroline Frost, a royal correspondent, said that the official account was launched the day after Harry made a speech discussing the impact of social media on mental health and in her opinion, the management of the account could be improved.
Speaking to Sky News, she said:
"So we had Prince Harry telling a young audience ‘stay away from social media, it can damage your mental health, please live lives in balance and stop worrying about how you look’.
"Literally the very next day they launched their Instagram account. So I think there’s a little bit of management perhaps that needs to be improved".
The Express reports that Caroline acknowledged that there's a certain amount of "magic" involved with the black and white snap taken at Archie's christening reminding her of old Hollywood.
Caroline, a regular contributor to BBC and Sky, emphasised the importance of timing with such major decisions and that's understandable given the huge platform that the royal couple have, 9 million Instagram followers and counting.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby son was christened at the weekend and their decision to keep the event private resulted in much criticism.
They kept the names of Archie's godparents private "in keeping with their wishes" but this resulted in much criticism from the public who believed they should release the names in keeping with royal tradition.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Further controversy arose yesterday when it emerged that during her attendance Wimbledon last week, Meghan Markle requested that photos weren't taken as she was there in a private capacity to see close friend, Serena Williams play.
However, not everyone agreed with this request and you can see more on that here.