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Re: New Zealand Prime Minister put in awkward position by Sussexes' latest Netflix project
It is not a matter of her saying anything directly that is critical of either the Commonwealth or the monarchy. It is a matter of her finding herself in a changed situation than what she originally agreed to participate in - meaning, a documentary from the Mandela Foundation and involving profiles of several prominent personalities. A documentary which was subsequently appropriated by one Archewell Foundation (or some such name), operated by H&M, and with their added input into the original documentary. In other words, a completely changed context in which she now rightly wants to distanciate herself from the current producers/personalities in the event that at any point there is any legal dispute in which she might quite possibly be asked for her deposition. She has decided to distanciate herself by way of this public disclaimer, as a proactive measure to protect herself and her career. Who can blame her? Or as we say in English, "If you lie down with dogs, you may get up with fleas".
I cannot imagine the PM saying anything bad or negative about the Commonwealth or herself being a leader. Ergo, she has nothing to worry about.
More importantly than Charles being Head of the Commonwealth is the fact, as the article notes, that he is the Head of State of New Zealand. The Sussexes have put the Prime Minister in a terrible position.