Prince Harry was recently accused of rushing his decisions and not considering the consequences of his actions, unlike his older brother, Prince William. The scathing attack came after the Duke of Sussex tried to defend his decision to take a private jet during his trip to Nice and Ibiza with his family.

In an article for The Sun, royal commentator Ingrid Seward said that Prince Harry just pushed the public further away from his family after he released his statement. Seward said that a simple apology for taking a private jet would have sufficed.

“If the Duke of Sussex had apologized for using private jets like other people use taxis, and said it was unwise in the circumstances, he could have diffused the situation,” she said. “But to claim he used them to protect his family was simply ludicrous. Everyone wanted to take his American wife Meghan — and baby son Archie — to their hearts, but everything he does now seems engineered to push us away,” Seward added.

The royal commentator also encouraged Prince Harry to be humbler and to avoid taking the moral high ground. Unlike Prince William, Meghan Markle’s husband is not regarded as someone with statesmanlike qualities. And the Duke of Sussex should also think of the consequences of his actions first before doing or saying anything.

Prince William and Prince Harry Prince William and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre on April 26, 2018, in London. Getty Images/Toby Melville

“If Harry and Meghan slowed down and took things more gently — instead of this frantic grappling for approval and attention — they might win public support,” Seward said. And at the end of the day, Seward said that Prince Harry should take lessons from Princess Diana.

The late royal used to regard the British media as her enemy, just like Prince Harry. But the Princess of Wales opted to keep her so-called enemy close by inviting the media to her home and by agreeing to sit down for interviews with the press. This was Princess Diana’s way of trying to change the way that the media wrote about her.

“Diana was one of the most media-savvy women in the world and she knew no one would be able to resist one of her invitations,” Seward said. “She knew we would feel obliged to put her opinion across if we had spent some time with her.”

Princess Diana Princess Diana wearing a Jasper Conran suit during a visit to a community centre in Brixton, October 1983. Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive