YP Comment: Prince of respect

AS THE Queen prepares to lead the nation in remembrance, as she has done so faithfully throughout her reign, many eyes will, inevitably, be on her grandson Prince Harry after Kensington Palace responded to fevered speculation by confirming that the fifth in line to the throne is now in a relationship with the US actress Meghan Markle.

A sense of proportion is required. Harry has already served the Armed Forces with distinction and has matured into a fine young man rather than the ‘party prince’ falling out of nightclubs. As he inherits more duties from his grandparents, and forges his own role as a compassionate champion for military veterans and the vulnerable young, he should be entitled to a degree of privacy in his personal life. The regret is those elements of the international media who have not learned from the death of Harry’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales, an emotional burden which he has already had to carry for nearly two decades.

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