Member - in Memoriam
- Jul 2, 2008
- On the west side of North up from Back
- United States
Osipi, I have a tremendous respect for what you always say, but sometimes I wonder only if Sarah is first and foremost looking for a way to remain in the public eye, rather than specifically take on charitable causes for the sake of doing good. Indeed, in the final sentence of your post, you do seem to be entertaining just such a possibility yourself.
I don't just entertain the possibility, I'm beginning to see it emerge as an actual reality. As you pointed out with the alleged implication in a book of Sarah using her charity contacts in Ireland to her own advantage, with the latest appearance supposedly to draw attention to human trafficking, she is using such appearances not only to most likely receive financial recompense as a public speaker but also to keep herself in the public mainstream. I believe this is what is called a publicity stunt.
What we really need to do is watch and see if a pattern emerges with the aftermath of any appearances Sarah makes. With the human trafficking "stunt", it put her more in the forefront to be a interview once again. The fact that the cause was not even addressed from what I understand from what folks have said about her appearance with Rosie blatantly screams that it was a means to stroke her own ego and present to the public just how "needed" Sarah is for these causes.
Another factor goes right along with her maintaining and reminding others of her ties to her daughters, Andrew and the BRF. Is Sarah using charitable events and hoping the public will see them in the same light as, for example, the Princess Royal supporting and speaking for Save the Children? Is Sarah 25 years down the line creating her own brand of "royal engagements" which in turn would/could in her eyes present to the public and the BRF how much of an asset she could be? This would very much be manipulation and I think the key factor to look for (and one I do find totally missing) is sincerity.
Its not rocket science to figure out the difference between honest sincerity and dedication to a cause and a publicity stunt. Like a marriage of 72 days that netted the bridal couple quite a bit of green dollars, the public became aware that they were taken for a ride and still are eating up the details.