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A leading figure in British etiquette education, Edmund Fry, owner of the Rose Tree Cottage tea room in Pasadena, California, has shared his views on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's departure from the British Royal Family.
Having previously tutored Meghan in royal etiquette, Fry expressed his disappointment in the couple's handling of their exit.
Fry first garnered attention in 2017 when Meghan visited his tea room prior to her initial meeting with Queen Elizabeth.
The event was of high significance as Meghan sought guidance on royal protocol over a traditional British afternoon tea.
Years later, however, Fry has found himself disheartened by the way the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spoken about the Royal Family in the media, especially following their high-profile interview with Oprah Winfrey and the release of Harry's book, Spare.
Fry notes the impact of the Sussexes' actions on his clientele, many of whom have voiced their disapproval.
He shared that the topic of Harry and Meghan is now often avoided, with customers shifting their interest towards King Charles and Queen Camilla.
This transition in public interest reveals a shift in the public's perception of the Royal Family, and more specifically, of Harry and Meghan's standing within it.
Accordint to Mirror, despite the disappointment, Fry expressed hope for the couple's future. He commended the pair for moving on with their lives and earning success in the US.
His hope now lies in the possibility of Harry and Meghan using their influence and financial success to promote charitable endeavors, similar to how he and his wife have managed to start a school in Kenya.
The controversy surrounding the Sussexes' exit from the Royal Family continues to provoke strong reactions worldwide.
Despite the turbulence, there are some like Fry who retain hope for a brighter future and the possibility of positive change.