DAILY MAIL COMMENT: The Queen deserves higher than this cleaning soap opera
Spare a thought for the Queen this weekend. At a time of life when she has certainly earned a bit peace, there’s bother and turmoil on all fronts.
Her 99-year-old husband lies significantly sick in hospital, she has suffered the ache of seeing her son Andrew sidelined from public life for associating with a infamous paedophile, and senior courtiers face accusations of getting coated up experiences of bullying on the Palace.
So as to add insult to emotional damage, we reveal as we speak that the Ministry of Defence is getting ready to axe the Queen’s Flight plane, maintained by the RAF for the usage of senior royals.
And if all that weren’t sufficient, at 1am on Monday her grandson and his spouse are set to launch a full-frontal assault on the entire construction and integrity of the monarchy.
Even for a lady who has recognized greater than her share of crises, disappointments and betrayals, this actually is the Queen’s weekend from hell.
Spare a thought for the Queen this weekend. At a time of life when she has certainly earned a bit peace, there’s bother and turmoil on all fronts
Harry and Meghan communicate to Oprah Winfrey for a bombshell interview to be aired by CBS on Sunday
We do not know precisely what Meghan will say to Oprah Winfrey in her tell-all interview. However from the snippets to date, we are able to see she’s in no temper to carry again.
Whereas Harry performs a supporting function, that is very a lot Meghan’s drama, by which she casts herself as a caged sufferer who needed to liberate herself from the clutches of the malign and overpowering ‘Agency’.
As Winfrey places it, she’s going to inform ‘her reality’, although whether or not that’s the precise reality or a one-eyed travesty of it will likely be for the viewers to determine.
It’s ironic that whereas denouncing the bullying of others, she herself stands accused of bullying her personal employees whereas residing at Kensington Palace.
But for all of the rising tensions, the invaluable day-to-day work of these members of The Agency who haven’t decamped goes on.
The Queen herself has been within the forefront of the Covid vaccination marketing campaign, talking out publicly about having the jab herself and exhorting others to overcome any reservations they might must do the identical.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took half in a video name yesterday with a once-suicidal 12-year-old boy whose life was in all probability saved by their textual content counselling service, Shout.
The Queen with Prince Philip, 99, who stays significantly sick in hospital in London
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took half in a video name yesterday with a once-suicidal 12-year-old boy whose life was in all probability saved by their textual content counselling service, Shout
The dedication to responsibility and repair of all of the working royals is undiminished by the cleaning soap opera enjoying out throughout the Atlantic. And their work stays a robust power for good.
Simply take into account the astonishing success of the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme and the pioneering conservation work Philip did with the World Wildlife Fund; Prince Charles on environmental points and the creation of the Prince’s Belief to enhance the lives of deprived younger individuals; Camilla’s help for home and sexual violence charities, and William’s ardour for breaking taboos round psychological sickness.
Certainly one of many saddest points of Harry’s departure is his estrangement from his brother, who as soon as stood with him on psychological well being campaigns. Their bond was solid by the shared trauma of their mom’s demise. We will solely pray it is not severed for good.
Nevertheless a lot the Sussexes might complain, the monarchy is greater than some stuffy, antediluvian ‘assemble’. In nowadays of nationwide disaster it has by no means appeared extra related – a comforting image of fidelity.
Meghan might have performed an enormous half in its persevering with evolution. Sadly it wasn’t to be. However then she has an extended observe document of falling out with individuals – her father, siblings, first husband, private employees, the Press (which was as soon as so rapturous about her) and now the Palace.
In asking why she has now fallen out so catastrophically but once more, maybe she ought to look inwardly somewhat than looking for to saddle others with all of the blame.