Anna Whitelock on Harry and Meghan: “I think the line that they’re walking and going to have to walk very carefully is between royalty and celebrity.
Historian Anna Whitelock says "brand Diana became bigger than that of the Royal Family." The late princess became one of the most photographed women in the world and her husband Charles reportedly became jealous of the attention she received. During her marriage and after her separation from Charles, Diana continued to attend high-profile events and had a circle of A-list friends from Elton John to Freddie Mercury. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Anna says: “Harry and Meghan are in this situation where actually they are significant to the royal brand in terms of generating interest, but actually not significant to the monarchy in terms of its future. “I think the line that they’re walking and going to have to walk very carefully is between royalty and celebrity. “There is very much a sense with the instagram and the way in which they are cultivating themselves as a sort of social media couple, they may end up diverting too far away from the royal brand and become celebrities in their own right.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make sure their child grows up emotionally literate, an expert says. Parenting coach Sue Atkins believes the couple's work around mental health will help when it comes to raising their baby. "A child that feels heard feels understood," she tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box.' "Talking about how you're feeling, if you're angry, if you're frustrated and acknowledging that they happen." As well as spearheading the Heads Together campaign with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Harry has also spoken candidly about his own mental health and how he struggled to come to terms with the death of his mother Princess Diana. The prince was 12 when Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris. He revealed to Telegraph journalist Bryony Gordon on her podcast Mad World in 2017, that he had sought counselling when he was in his late twenties, in order to address his grief. The Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter and PR expert Nick Ede also discuss Meghan and Harry's preparations for the arrival of Baby Sussex, the challenges of being royal parents in the public eye and how the child's future will be different to that of the Cambridge children. Watch the full episode 19 of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
The Sun's former royal editor Duncan Larcombe says privacy around the birth could lead to speculation and inaccuracies.
“I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are just weeks away from welcoming their first child, but still no official announcement has been made about where the baby will be born. The couple have not chosen the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in London, according to reports. It's believed that they have chosen a maternity unit in Windsor, which will be close to their new home at Frogmore Cottage. However, with a reported delay to the move, due to the over-running of the property's renovations, they may have no choice but to opt for the Lindo Wing. Host Kate Thornton speaks to the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter and PR expert Nick Ede on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box.' Mr Arbiter explains why the location of the baby's birth will be down to a matter of logistics.