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Why Royal Central is a Sussex free zone

Royal Central’s Editor-in-Chief, Charlie Proctor, explains why the site does not cover the activities of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex.

Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as working members of The Royal Family in 2020, I imposed a policy that Royal Central would no longer cover the activities of the couple.

This decision was not publicised at the time, I saw no need to draw attention to the fact, as I presumed it would have been what our readers had expected.

However, as we enter a new year, I am inundated with messages from followers of the royals, saying they are exhausted with constant stories in the news about Harry & Meghan.

I agree, Sussex fatigue is very real, especially considering the couple have been ‘telling their story’ for what feels like a lifetime now.

This is why I feel it prudent to let you know that you will not read about the latest Sussex melodrama on Royal Central.

Princess Anne visits a conference, of course we’ll cover that. The King praises healthcare workers, we’ll cover that. The Duke of Kent at the age of 87 still dutifully serves the monarch, we’ll report on that – we understand this is news you care about.

As for the Sussex pity-party, that is not royal news, but entertainment 5,300 miles away from London in California.

In 2022, we published a grand total of eight articles about Harry & Meghan.

Two of them were about the Invictus Games, two were about the Platinum Jubilee, three were tied in to our coverage of royal deaths, and one was about Harry’s legal challenge against the UK government.

In summary, our policy is this: we will only report on the Sussexes when it is directly related to the British Royal Family.

For example, if they decide to show up for the coronation, we will report on it. And if Buckingham Palace comments on the ongoing melodrama, we’ll bring you that too.

But rest assured, your Sussex fatigue will not be exacerbated here at Royal Central.

Despite the claims of some that we need to report on Harry & Meghan to gain views, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

2022 was a record breaking year for Royal Central, and 2023 has started off with excellent momentum.

Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to bringing you the latest royal news in this coronation year.

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