British tabloids churn out headlines such as "Playboy Prince Cops A Feel" (The Sun), or "Warning For Princes Over Their Drunken Antics" (The Daily Express). Miguel Head, Assistant Press Secretary for Prince William and Prince Harry, heavily refutes such criticism: "There is no clash between how William and Harry act as young men and as Princes: they are who they are. They very infrequently go to nightclubs; they continue their military careers and numerous public engagements. The press writes such stories as they make good copy, but they do not reflect their lives. They receive unfair criticism," Head told ABCNews.
William and Harry are far more accessible than the older generations; at their own request, you do not curtsy when you meet them, or call them Your Royal Highness.
When Harry was doing charity work in Lasutu, Sarah Hughes, Sky News Royal Correspondent, was impressed with his laid back attitude: "At a Press Office Harry sat at the back, listening in. At the end he mingled with journalists, obviously wanting us to get to know him. The "Diana influence" is clear in William and Harry. There are always calls for the monarchy to be relevant, and the young generation is very much of our time," Hughes told ABCNews.
Each generation brings a unique interpretation of what their position of royalty amounts to. Miguel Head explained how the family reconciles itself with the modern world whilst keeping its status intact: "Every generation has to ensure that it stays in step with its own era. The beauty of the monarchial system is that it is a family that looks back through history and forward through the generations. The Royal Family is therefore an evolving organization that cannot by its own nature stand still," Head told ABCNews.