Prince Harry made headlines recently for opposing the press. The Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan Markle, are campaigning against some media for their relentless "bullying" last year.
Although it looks like Prince Harry has recently been marginalized The truth is that he has always rejected the press. Given that he has grown up in public, it is not surprising that Prince Harry's experience with the media is often negative.
Prince Harry's mother, Princess Diana, suffered from the hands of the press
Prince Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana, became the most photographed woman in the world when she joined the royal family. Princess Diana was admired by many people, although this had many disadvantages.
She was tracked everywhere she went. Reporters and photographers often did everything to get a perfect picture of her. Even when Princess Diana spent time with her sons, she was not alone.
Ultimately, this also led to her death. In 1997, she was involved in a chase with the paparazzi in Paris, which eventually led to a car accident in a tunnel. Princess Diana died shortly afterwards.
Prince Harry was only 13 years old when his mother died.
Prince Harry himself has always been portrayed negatively in the media.
In the years following the death of Princess Diana, Prince Harry attempted to control life as a teenager and a young adult. In the course of his growing up, however, he was also frequently criticized in the press.
Prince Harry was a wild child compared to his older brother, Prince William. There were frequent reports in the news about Prince Harry's antics, such as: For example, his way of celebrating, his drug use, and his controversial behavior.
In recent years, Prince Harry has been more positively portrayed when he became involved in charitable causes and married. However, it is clear that the bad experiences he has had with the press as a child are still with him.
Prince Harry wants to use social media to turn the press on its head.
One of the reasons why Prince Harry seems to hate the media, is how easily reporters and photographers can define their own image. Everything he does is scrutinized, and every time he leaves home he's at the mercy of the press.
It is therefore not surprising that Prince Harry and Markle want to use social media to their advantage. After all, they have more control over their image when it comes to curating their Instagram page.
A source told Vanity Fair: "For her, the future is Instagram over the press. They reach a global audience that is more than the Broadsheets and Tabloids together and present themselves as they wish. For Harry it's a way to turn off the mainstream press, which is very convenient because he basically hates the press.
One way in which Prince Harry and Markle "turn off the mainstream press" is sharing Important Moments with Fans right on their Instagram account. When her son Archie was baptized in July, the event was extremely private and the photos were not shared through the media on the Royals social media pages.
This has led some photographers to be upset because their job is more redundant, although the insider shared that all this is part of Prince Harry's "plan to shake things up in the media landscape."
Prince Harry seems to use the lawsuit and its social media as a means to evade the press he and his loved ones through difficult times.
"For Harry, this is a payback period," reads the source.