You could simply adore them or simply detest them. Regardless of your position, however, it is indisputable that the British Royal Family is shrouded in an alluring air of mystery.
In fact, it’s quite likely intentional because it’s simpler to adore something and continue to be interested by something when you don’t know exactly what’s going on behind the scenes.
In any case, the British royal family has established themselves as masters at creating the appearance that they are nearly otherworldly. What exactly does a reigning monarch’s day entail from beginning to end? What goes on in a typical chat between two princes? What is the typical royal’s opinion on what is happening in the rest of the world?
Which is why anytime information appears to be leaked from insiders at Buckingham Palace, speculations and speculation are usually feasted upon. One such nugget of information, which has supposedly made its way to the Daily Mirror, concerns Camila Parker-Bowles, the recently crowned Queen Consort, and her response to a particular proposition from Prince Harry.
Being a British royal entails having every aspect of your life scrutinised and the threads of your daily activities scorched by a harsh spotlight.
Therefore, it stands to reason that the power of any such spotlight would only grow stronger when a significant event occurred that catapulted the British Royal Family into the national spotlight.
As it happens, recent events have indeed accomplished that.
King and peasant alike are subject to Father Time. A glimmering reign that started way back in February 1952 came to an end on September 8, 2022.
The Queen’s death was originally reported on Thursday of the previous week. She had been the subject of concerning claims throughout the day that she was ill, and the seriousness of the reports was proven when royals from around the UK and abroad started to go to the monarch’s Balmoral residence.
Later that Thursday night, Buckingham Palace released the following statement:
“The Queen passed away quietly this afternoon at Balmoral. The King and the Queen Consort will spend this evening and tomorrow in Balmoral before departing for London.
At 6:30 p.m. local time, the flag atop Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-mast, and as is customary, an official notice of the Queen’s passing was posted on the palace’s gates.
Charles, formerly known as the Prince of Wales, is now the King of the United Kingdom and the 14 Commonwealth realms. He is the eldest son and heir of the Queen.
In a statement, King Charles said, “The passing of my dear Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the deepest anguish for me and all members of my family.
“We deeply lament the loss of a beloved Mother and beloved Sovereign. I am confident that the nation, the Realms, the Commonwealth, as well as a large number of people all over the world, will be devastated by her passing.
“My family and I shall be comforted and strengthened during this season of loss and change,” King Charles continued, “by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection with which The Queen was so universally held.”
In fact, a large portion of the world observed a moment of silence on Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth as she travelled to her final resting place. The burial was attended by 2,000 individuals, many of them international leaders and other notable figures, while the Royal Family is rumoured to have held their own private service later in the day.
It should go without saying that the Queen’s burial was a lavish event that was broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide. They tuned in to commemorate the momentous occasion from every angle, and due to the extensive coverage, nothing was missed.
This applies to the other members of the Royal Family who were made to stand in the spotlight for the entire ceremony.
Now that the Queen has finally found some peace, it is up to the other royals to take charge of the future of the Royal Family.
With that in mind, they have a lot to sort out, not the least of which being the ongoing family dispute involving Harry, Meghan, and the rest of the clan.
In any case, it was said that King Charles and Prince William were among those who were the most incensed by what was seen as a betrayal on Harry’s side. There is still a sense of unresolved animosity between Harry and his immediate family members despite the passage of time since then—more than a year has gone since the Oprah interview.
According to reports, Harry and Meghan were late for their conversation with Charles and just had 15 minutes to spare before they had to go for another service at Windsor Castle.
According to Nichols’ book, Charles and Harry exchanged pleasantries right away, but Charles’ wife Camilla was taken aback by Harry’s need for a third party to mediate their differences.
Harry entered with hugs and the greatest of intentions, claiming he wanted to clear the air, according to Vanity Fair, which also cited a family friend.
He even proposed that they try to resolve their differences through mediation, which left Camilla coughing into her tea and Charles perplexed.
She informed Harry that the situation was absurd and that their family will resolve it amicably.
It should go without saying that Harry’s family is anxiously awaiting the publication of his memoir later this year. Many of them are still in shock over the information that was revealed when he and Meghan were very open with Oprah. Who knows what harm additional accusations could cause to the British monarchy?
Robert Jobson, a royal author, stated in The Sun that Harry would be divided between wanting approval from his family and his wife’s love. But now he finds himself in a Catch-22 circumstance.
Readers are likely to recall the controversy that followed Harry and Meghan’s infamous tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. At the time, they had just made headlines when they announced their intention to resign from their official royal duties and relocate to the US.