The world has been abuzz with the recent news that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, stepped down from their roles as senior members of the British royal family. The couple has been the subject of much debate, and their relationship with the royal family has been described as “unhappy.” The documentary series The Crown, which portrays the royal family and their lives, has also been receiving much attention and has been criticized for its portrayal of the family.
One person who has been particularly affected by the fallout from the royal’s decision to step down is Prince Harry’s lookalike, Niall Breslin. The Irish actor and comedian has been working as a lookalike for over a decade and has often been seen impersonating the British prince. However, since the release of The Crown, Niall has noticed a shift in people’s attitudes toward him.
“I’ve had to stop smiling,” Niall said in an interview with The Irish Times. “People just don’t seem to be as interested in me as they were before. People are still interested in the royal family, but they seem to be less interested in the lookalikes.”
Niall believes that the negative portrayal of the royal family in The Crown has had a detrimental impact on the perception of the royal family and, in turn, those who work as their lookalikes. “People don’t want to be associated with a family that’s been portrayed in a negative way,” he said. “It’s been hard to deal with.”
Niall’s experience is shared by many other lookalikes who have been working in the industry for years. “I’ve had more people coming up to me and asking if I’m okay because they know I’m a lookalike, and they sympathize,” said Gary Bridge, who looks like Prince William. “It’s been an unsettling time for us all.”
The impact of the Netflix series has been felt in more than just the lookalike industry. The British royal family has been subjected to intense scrutiny since the series aired, with many people questioning their actions and decisions. This has been compounded by the recent news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped down as senior members of the family.
The couple has been vocal about their unhappiness with the royal family, and it’s clear that this has had a knock-on effect on those who look like them. Niall, for one, has noticed a shift in the way people view him. “I’m not sure I want to be associated with the royal family anymore,” he said. “It’s been a difficult time for everybody.”
It’s clear that the recent news has had a significant impact on those who look like the royal family. Lookalikes such as Niall Breslin have been forced to re-evaluate their careers, and many have had to deal with a shift in public perception. It remains to be seen what the long-term effects of the Netflix series and the couple’s decision to step down will be, but it’s clear that lookalikes have been affected in a major way.