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There was a glimmer of hope that Harry and Meghan may no longer be completely separated from the royal family on Friday, when King Charles said in his first televised address to the nation as king that he loved them.
After speaking in some detail about William and Kate’s new roles as Prince and Princess of Wales, Charles said: “I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they spend their lives overseas. Let the construction continue.”
As olive branches go, this looks, at first glance, like an important one, though the cold reality is that Charles III actually used his first few hours as emperor to demonstrate that he It would be really cruel to exclude him from the inner circle and would be really cruel to the family if he chose to.
Although sources close to Charles have always insisted that he loves both of his sons and wants nothing more than to heal Harry and Meghan’s wounds, the fact is that Harry and Meghan have been separated after 24 hours. was subjected to a series of humiliations. Queen’s death.
The first note was struck when it was announced by Harry’s people that both Harry and Meghan would travel to Balmoral, but then, after a delay of several hours, it was announced that Meghan would finally not be leaving.
What happened in the intervening period is now hotly debated, but there is a significant body of opinion forming that Meghan was asked not to black out Balmoral’s doors on the orders of William and Charles.
In fact, the BBC’s royal correspondent came close to saying as much as he did while on air: “To be completely clear about this, he cannot be given a very warm welcome.”
The reasons why Meghan was not “welcome warmly” are hard not to fathom. In addition to the now two-year-old allegations of racism against the palace, Meghan recently issued a veiled threat to make more royal secrets public, saying deduction magazine that she could “say anything” and that she had not signed a confidentiality agreement with the palace.
Given that the Queen was almost certainly seriously incapacitated (at least) while this unwarranted debate was raging, it could be argued that banning Meghan from Balmoral (if it did) would lead to Charles’s as king. I had the first task.
Given her threats to reveal secrets, it is surprising to exclude Meghan from the family gathering at the Queen’s death bed.
Hanging on to Everything is the imminent publication of Harry’s memoir, and it includes what he could say, and who he could trash. Ever since their Oprah interview, and other interviews, the royals have kept the couple at arm’s length, worried that any words said to them might be repeated.
What’s more alarming for the couple’s future prospects of maintaining their position on the royal Christmas card list is the way Harry was not included in the royal party of William, Edward, Sophie and Andrew – for God’s sake Andrew ! – which was whispered to Scotland on a military jet on Thursday afternoon.
Instead he was required to take a commercially leased Cessna, which went away several hours later, and meant he didn’t land until after his death was announced.
He then arrived at Balmoral at 8 p.m., and 12 hours later on a scheduled British Airways flight back to London on Friday morning. Charles took an RAF jet a few hours later. It is not yet revealed what was said between Harry, Charles and William in the hours they were together. In the dramatic time-frame, Harry seemed remarkably aloof.
,Then there was today’s speech, and there was a very public and loving olive branch. Charles has publicly stated that he is in love with Harry, yes. But the actions of the royals always speak louder than words.,
Harry and Meghan knew that one day the Queen would die and Charles would become king. But his anger must have blinded Harry to how much consequential enemies he was making when he accused Charles of biting him, to say that Charles had told him he was “suffering”, and generally this Giving the impression that he was a cruel and careless parent.
And perhaps Harry was one of many who hoped the Queen could live as long as her mother, who died at the age of 104.
Harry and Meghan certainly didn’t expect her to die this week, but the late monarch’s somewhat sudden death is making the interview with Meghan extremely provocative deduction Looks like an increasingly disastrous decision.
When Elizabeth lived, Harry, who was very dear to her, knew that there was always a seat at her table for her as a member of the family.
There are indications so far that his father may be unwilling to separate the family and the state. Even if he was, the truth is that Harry personally attacked Charles in such a way that he was cleverly cautious not to do the same to his grandmother. Therefore, Charles has every reason to be unhappy as a father, both on behalf of the Crown and on behalf of himself.
But then there was today’s speech, and there was a very public and loving olive branch. Charles has publicly stated that he is in love with Harry, yes. But the actions of the royals always speak louder than words.
In other words, if Charles really wants to mend bridges with Harry and Meghan, it’s better to be given great seats at the funeral.