In a discussion, serious_elderberry of Àlímòsó Senior Grammar School A in Nigeria commented that royals are often in the news, particularly in countries which have a royal family or are somehow involved with a royal family.
For example, the British royal family are often in the news in the UK – but also now in the US because Harry and Meghan (the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) live there.
Harry, Meghan (and other royals) have recently spoken out against the media and have called them intrusive. Harry described the media as "a powerful force" and accused some journalists of "bullying".
"The clicking of cameras and the flashing of cameras makes my blood boil," he said.
This inspired our next Topical Talk discussion.
“I think the media should publish everything they know about royals. The royals belong to a country so the public have a right to know everything about them.”
“Royals are people too and they deserve some privacy. They should be able to decide what gets published in the media about them and what doesn’t.”
“Royals are more special than normal people and should have total control over what the media says about them.”
Over to you!
- Which opinion do you agree with most?
- Which opinion do you disagree with most?
- What’s your opinion on royals and the media?
Let us know your thoughts below. Challenge: could you use any real examples from the news in your comments?