Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘Didn’t Want to Play the Game’ With the Press, Says Royal Expert: How 1 Move Threw the Media ‘for a Loop’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold hands as they arrive at the Salute to Freedom Gala wearing a tuxedo and red gown
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The documentary The Princes and The Press shared experts’ perspectives on Prince Harry and Prince William’s interactions with the media. The way Harry and Meghan handled their first child’s birth announcement was particularly interesting.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made it clear that they “didn’t want to play the game” with the media. Harry and Meghan ditched how things had historically been done and, in the process, “threw the British press for a loop.”

Prince Harry and Meghan didn’t follow that tradition, however. Instead, they introduced Archie’s arrival via social media channels and arranged for a small photo call. The Sussexes controlled the situation rather than having a mob of media and fans surrounding them at the hospital.