Indian aristocrats weigh in on Harry and Meghan’s decision to break free of royal roles – and how conflicts are addressed by royal dynasties here.
By Shashi Sunny | Last month, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a shock announcement that they had decided to quit their roles as senior royals. Their move became a talking point among Indian royals too. Though royals here have no constitutional authority and their titles aren’t recognised, controversy and intrigue still walk the palace corridors.
Gaekwad. “In India, the new generation doesn’t connect with royalty the way the earlier generation did. Only those royals who have reinvented themselves as custodians of a valuable past or have entered public service have a socially relevant identity. Fortunately, the younger generation (of royals) are now consciously embracing their ancestry and are looking after palaces and forts with pride.”