Royal Biographer Says Prince William, Prince Harry And Kate Middleton Saved Royal Family

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The Royal Family had its own share of controversies and conspiracies in the course of keeping the British monarchy running under good hands after the untimely death of Princess Diana in 1997, but royal biographer Andrew Morton expressed delight over Prince William and Prince Harry, who according to him contributed much to the sky-high upbringing of their family’s profile.IN PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth (Front L-R), Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge share a light moment as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony to celebrate the Queen's official birthday in central London, in this June 14, 2014 file photo. Prince William is Britain's most popular royal and is regarded more favourably by the public than either Queen Elizabeth, his grandmother, or Prince Charles, his father and heir to the throne, a poll showed on Sunday. Reuters/Toby Melville/File

The Royal Family had to deal with its own share of controversies and conspiracy theories  after the untimely death of Princess Diana in 1997. The controversial reports following the death of Diana dented the image of the British royal family.  Royal biographer Andrew Morton  has said that Prince William and Prince Harry have contributed significantly to improve the image of the royal family and have lifted its  profile.

In an interview with Huffpost Live to discuss his new historical book, “17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History,” Morton shared his thoughts on the two heirs to the British throne. “William and Harry have got the halo of Diana [around them], and are still surrounded by their mythic light, as it were," he said. He also said that William’s marriage to commoner Kate Middleton added “Madison Avenue glamour to the royal family." He also praised Duchess of Cambridge for not over-publicising her relationship  with Prince William during their courtship and also not during the wedding.   

In contrast to William and Kate’s penchant for privacy, Harry has often hit the headlines because of his outrageous public appearances. Morton, author of best-selling biography of Princess Diana, joked about Harry’s antics such as Prince’s notorious frolicking in Sin City in 2012, and in a momentarily lapse in judgment, his decision to wear a Nazi’s office uniform  to a 2005 Halloween Party -- all of which he thought Harry's mother Princess Diana would have found amusing.  

When asked whether the princes’ grandmother Queen Elizabeth II is bothered by Harry’s crazy antics, Morton said, as quoted by Us Weekly, “Very little gets to the Queen. She's the definition of impenetrable, but the thing that bothers her is anything that attacks the monarchy itself - the structure and fabric of the monarchy." He also said that considering what the queen would say before doing something bizarre should be the “litmus test” for the Princes, adding that they often get into trouble when they don’t do that.

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