British tabloids baffled by Duchess of Sussex’s romance, one of biggest stories of the year

British tabloids remain unable to get a handle on the Duchess of Sussex, who is starting to dominate headlines across the globe. The British press has been covering the royal family with great attention…

British tabloids baffled by Duchess of Sussex's romance, one of biggest stories of the year

British tabloids remain unable to get a handle on the Duchess of Sussex, who is starting to dominate headlines across the globe.

The British press has been covering the royal family with great attention since Meghan, 37, and her husband, Prince Harry, 33, stepped out together for the first time after the divorce of her father, Thomas Markle, and her half-sister, Samantha Markle.

However, the British press has been struggling with a huge obstacle in covering the newlyweds — they just don’t know what to write about them, according to Wendy van Hees, owner of A Social Media Edit, the New York City-based social media marketing firm that specializes in writing captions to highlight tweets.

“There’s really nobody to write the headline about,” van Hees said in an interview with The Epoch Times. “So they’re kind of coming up with something, but they don’t know what it is.”

So why has the British media given Harry and Meghan so much attention?

“They are incredibly aspirational. They’re connected to the government. They’re royal,” van Hees explained. “They’re the first female British royalty.”

She added that the government of the United Kingdom and the royal family have a new mission in order to be relevant: “The royal family has a new mission to be relevant to the younger generation.”

On Monday, the Daily Mail’s royal correspondent, Peter Robertson, used Meghan’s struggles with the paparazzi as one of the reasons to point out that she is “unable to walk down the aisle in peace” and warned that “her red carpet days could be numbered.”

“Kate Middleton’s moment of grace has passed. Harry’s new princess, Meghan Markle, has grown tired of waiting for the world to accept her. She and her beau have finally decided to stamp their authority by introducing her to their new friend the royal family,” Robertson wrote.

“The daughter of award-winning Hollywood actor Thomas Markle and African-American actress Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mixed race background and religious upbringing make her one of the most intriguing figures in the royal family,” Robertson added.

Robertson also gave her an insulting nickname, telling her that it seems she had to be “with Harry in the dark” before she decided to run to make her relationship official with him.

The incident is reminiscent of what happened to Kate Middleton when she announced her engagement to Prince William. Royal fans hated it when he described the “fairy tale” as just “the happy details.”

Jonas Cooper, director of publishing at DNA Ink, told The Epoch Times that Meghan has an “off-the-charts charisma and looks.”

“She’s fashion forward, elegant, not presentational, and dynamic; but still down to earth,” Cooper said. “There’s no red carpet in sight for her, but that could change. And the more Meghan matures, the more interesting she becomes.”

Van Hees added that the media should let the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a life as a newlywed.

“The media should know better than to dig for dirt. She has a history of charity work and charity relationships, and the media should remember that,” she said.

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