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Buckingham Palace’s preferred method of communication sometimes appears to be a signal. Over the course of the jubilee celebrations thus far, the palace hasn’t been able to make it clearer through several mime performances that they don’t care much about trying to flatter their ego. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle– or any tendency to use the political capital of the last era of the queen to sell a story of reconciliation between Harry and his brother Prince William or their wives.
Instead, Harry and Meghan were treated firmly as somewhat insignificant second-rate guests. Urged hard not to do anything to steal the spotlight from Her Majesty, they had no choice but to admire her or collect her, as the old British proverb goes.
The fact that they are so hopelessly unpopular in Britain that their ratings were down the toilet and on Friday they were She gets audible boos Among the most usual cheers upon their arrival at St Paul’s Cathedral, this ruthless strategic decision by the palace is likely somewhat easier.
in church servicethe couple were seated across the aisle from Charles (representing the Queen, who He was too sick to attend) and William, a long way, both physically and spiritually, from the new bond of royal power. Their fellow seats were not future kings and queens of the United Kingdom, but a group of second-tier players. Beatrice, Eugenie, Prince Edward et al.
As Tina Brown, founding editor of The Daily Beast and author of the new book Palace Leavestold The Daily Beast: “The seats have certainly announced that they have slipped to the supporting players, buried in the royal second-tier roster.”
After Friday’s service, and some careful choreography that avoided even the slightest possibility of the Sussexes and Cambridge entering each other’s personal space or even making eye contact, the good and the good was carried over to London’s Guildhall to hobnob and backslap, with the notable exception of Harry and Meghan, who are back in Their home is in Windsor, Frogmore Cottage, before the last of the El Shendeg extremists leave.
This was the latest in a series of meaningful, unspoken insults. On Thursday they were Excluded from any visible offers About the Trooping the Color celebration (although some lovely long-lens photos surfaced at the end), she was not openly invited to appear on Buckingham Palace’s balcony with the Queen and was not present at any of the lighthouse-lighting ceremonies across the country.
The letters clearly indicated that while it was very nice to have them there, these Californians were very expendable in terms of a royal master plan – and they certainly wouldn’t get any special treatment.
Nothing happens by chance in the world of royal choreography. The courtiers were well aware that billions of eyes on social media were hoping too much for a reboot. 2020 Commonwealth Service When Kate Meghan Turned On.
The Palace was not, understandably, interested in facilitating the Spot the Difference game. And they know that if Harry or Meghan is photographed with William or Kate, the giant comparison-and-contrast exercise is all anyone will be talking about this weekend.
As far as the Palace is concerned, that wasn’t the point of the millions of hours of planning that entered the Platinum Jubilee.
The low profiling of Harry and Meghan is likely to continue for the remainder of the weekend. For example, although sources say William and Kate will give speeches at Saturday Night’s Platinum Party at the Palace, there is no indication that Harry and Meghan will attend.
“Forecasts of heavy rain on Sunday add to fears that the grand national celebration will have a rather wet and confusing end.“
For similar reasons, The Daily Beast understands that it is also unlikely that the Queen will attend a rumored first birthday party for her eldest daughter Lilibet at Frogmore Cottage on Saturday, and even more likely that a picture of the Queen with Lilibet, as some have suggested, will be released again at least in part. Out of concern that doing so would lead to a major distraction from Jubilee’s core message, which is of course: “God save the Queen” and Queen Elizabeth’s accomplishments.
Will the Queen appear in public again? Not on a Saturday during the day at least – Buckingham Palace has said she won’t be attending the Derby. Princess Anne is likely to take her place. It’s a wait and see concert at the palace on Saturday night. Forecasts of heavy rain on Sunday add to fears that the grand national celebration will have a rather wet and confusing end.
It was interesting to note that the story says that the Queen He had met Lillipet at a lunch party on Thursday It originated in a claim by Omid Scobey, the reporter who wrote a sympathetic Sussex biography Searching for freedom. Scooby, who is believed to be close to the Sussexes and their team and was briefed by Meghan’s representatives when writing the book, told the BBC’s breakfast party that the Queen finally met her name on Thursday.
For their part, the Palace flatly refused to comment on the veracity of Scobie’s claims, even if they were unofficial.
The truth is that despite the many opportunities to put Harry and Meghan in any of the many permutations with William Kate Charles and Camilla, the inherently risk-averse powers in the palace have flatly chosen not to.
The centerpiece of the jubilee appears to be the individual whose reign is marked, but this human being is in fact the Trojan horse of the broader institution of property. In this sense, the jubilee gave us a glimpse into the rapidly advancing realm of King Charles III, who undoubtedly received a gift from heaven when his brother Andrew came down with Covid, meaning he was unable to attend the only event it took place in. He was called, a Friday church service, which Charles ended up presiding in the place of his ailing mother.
The charm of his party matches the ruthlessness of the palace. Harry and Meghan have spent the past two years attacking the royal family, so it should come as no surprise that the establishment has retaliated by treating them with disguised disdain.
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