It is currently a matter of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, the media pounces all about it as breaking the rules or being annoyed. Meghan, of course, receives the brunt of all the criticism, even if her rule-breaking looks refreshing from the American perspective.
Now Harry is suddenly getting criticized for deciding to take some paternity leave to help with soon-to-arrive Baby Sussex. Why Harry is getting criticized for this is a bit suspicious considering it has a recent royal precedent. Plus, there’s a U.K.
Who's in the royal family took paternity leave before?
Harry's brother William took some letter paternity leave when Kate Middleton gave birth to Charlotte in 201
The same goes with Harry, despite older British going after him in his brother's footsteps. Many of those older royal critics compiled it a modern thing and equivalent to the younger royals to get off their lawn.
From the outset, it makes sense older royals would gripe their emotional commitment to longstanding tradition. What's a little more troubling is that some older Britons still aren't accepting the fact today's royals are evolving to become almost normal people.
Is there toxic masculinity going on through the queen's spokesman?
We find it strange the criticism received comes directly from a press spokesman for the queen. Dickie Arbiter has worked for the royals going back decades and made a comment about the generation gap regarding paternity leave.
Coming from within the queen's inner circle makes you wonder if she and Philip feel the same way about taking a leave of absence from royal duties. It seems they don't expect Harry to take a long time away since he suggests it should only be two or three weeks.
At least he notes it's up to Harry on how much time he takes. With the snark involved, it makes us ponder if the royals are trying to pressure him to shorten quality time he may need to help Meghan through the baby media chaos.
Some critics suggest it's a sign of outdated toxic masculinity we've seen more than our share of here in America for decades.
We hope Meghan isn't behind the inside criticism
Recently, Dickie Arbiter made another sarcastic comment about whether Harry felt better alone on one of his royal trips. Many are in the insinuation that maybe Harry is happy when Meghan is around. [ForsomeitalsoinsinuatesracialbiasaimedatMeghanMarkleHemarriedanAnglo-SaxonBrit
Because the alpha male persona is a major part of royal history, tradition is a hard one. thing to break in Britain. It makes Harry's quality time spent with his first child all the more important to the values he and Meghan continue to share.
Taking time to shape the ethics of Baby Sussex
While it's clear the older and perhaps somewhat racist views of 20th century Britain are still alive, it's going to mean Baby Sussex being exposed to some of it during childhood. Let's hope Harry takes all the time he needs to ensure his child doesn't have extreme influence from this old school.
Most people agree the trajectory the royals are taking now to more grounded and socially responsible people should continue unabated go to the future Windsor family line.