The Duke of Sussex said in the documentary about his recent tour of South Africa with his wife, Meghan, that he and the Duke of Cambridge were on “different paths at the moment”.

Those different paths are in a way an experiment with either brother as control: do you veer towards the traditions of previous generations, in particular their grandmother and our Queen, buckling down with laconic stoicism and duty? Or do you try something new, something that the old find mystifying, if not angering, and the young find important and inspiring: show the hurt and vulnerability of public exposure while still being exposed in public? Do you join generation emote?

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