3 times the British royal family worked through PR crises

A new BBC series highlights the difficulties of doing public relations for the royals.

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Part one of the BBC’s “Reinventing the Royals” aired in the United Kingdom a little over a week ago, and it illustrated how it’s the British monarchy’s PR team that are the true defenders of the realm. Aptly subtitled “Crisis,” the program revealed how Britain’s most famous family has dealt with everything from unpopular second marriages to pot-smoking Princes. Overcoming a PR crisis (and in some cases prospering from it) often relies on one’s ability to create new narratives, and rarely is this more evident than in the case of royal crisis communications, three of the best examples of which we examine here:

1. Queen Elizabeth II speaking as a grandmother

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