- Feb 15, 2018
- the West
- United States
I honestly think, and I feel like I've said it lodes, they should have kept the Christening private, announcing on the morning or after it happened. Part of the problem seems to be, IMO, that they announced it in the same way as W&K did but then said there would be no cameras and no list of godparents. I honestly think, if Archie is a private citizen like say, Princess Anne's grandchildren or similar to the way the Wessex kids are then they need to treat announcement around him as such.
The media need to recognise they want privacy for him and accept that and likewise M&H maybe need to dial down using pics of him on insta etc. The problem now IMO is that they are trying to occupy a new middle ground - he is a private citizen but they happily post pics and make public announcements about him.
I get the media would probably loose their heads if they stop making public pics etc but after a while the fuss may die down.
I tend to agree with this. The confusion arises by making announcements and releasing photos but then claiming privacy, when the precedent has been that those things are part of a public royal life. It's confusing, so of course there is push back on it. If the end game is Archie being raised and treated as a private citizen, then a truly private ceremony announced after the fact would have drawn a less confusing boundary.