The second half of Harry and Meghan’s controversial Netflix special aired last week and the battle lines were immediately drawn: Harry was quickly dubbed a “traitor” and Meghan a liar for their revelations while supporters of the Royal couple accused the Palace of mistreating and failing to protect the famous pair. Red Banyan CEO Evan Nierman discusses the volatile dynamic in an op ed in The Hill. Nierman, an expert in crisis communications, notes that Buckingham Palace needs to come up with a forward-thinking plan of action fast if they want to effectively address any fallout from the series because a tell-all book is coming next. The second half of the special focuses on rifts with Royal family, the couple’s continued harassment by the media and their new life in California. The first half was laser-focused on the predatory nature of the British press, characterizing the institution as a relentless, terrifying entity that harasses the Royal family with impunity and spurring the famous couple’s retreat to the U.S.