Elizabeth II has tried this Monday to combine the understanding of a grandmother with the firmness of a Head of State to manage the crisis in the House of Windsor by his grandson, prince Henry, and his wife, Meghan Markle. The Queen has endorsed the decision of the dukes of Sussex to resign to their duties as members of the Royal Family, but has imposed a “transition period” of marriage, and announced a gradual reduction of its public income. “We would have preferred to continue full-time”, lamented the King.
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The Queen (93 years old) was convinced, in his televised speech at christmas that 2020 could be a year of peace of mind. The photos of his heir, Carlos of England, and the next in the line of succession, prince William, were a sign of continuity and stability secured. The storm unleashed by their other grandson, Henry, and his wife, Meghan Markle, altered the apparent calm. The reaction of the british media, which have addressed the matter with the dimension of a constitutional crisis even above Brexit, forced Isabel II to act with haste. In 72 hours, called the hard core of the british Monarchy to your private residence, the Palace of Sandringham and commissioned concrete proposals for resolution of the crisis. “My family and I fully support the desire of Henry and Meghan have a new life as a young family.” It was the first message of the brief statement issued by the Royal House after the two-hour meeting held this Monday, and named as the “summit of Sandringham”. The Queen supported the decision of his grandson. “We would have preferred that they remained as active members of the Royal Family full-time”, he continued. The Queen showed her displeasure by the decision of the dukes of Sussex, announced by its own and without arrange it with her, fly for free. “Henry and Meghan have made it clear that they do not want to rely on public funds in their new lives. It has been agreed, therefore, that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussex will spend time in Canada and in the Uk”, was imposed. The Queen made it clear that the time limits and the rules would establish the Buckingham Palace and that, “in the next few days” should be established, how will the inevitable gradual reduction of the public revenue which were up to now Henry and Meghan.
Elizabeth II thus aims to convert a crisis in a negotiation, but hardly will deflate the interest and hunger for information awakened in the british media and the rest of the world. Buckingham Palace, Charles of England and prince William, along with the british Government and the Government of Canada (where you intend to reside the marriage) will discuss now the obligations in respect of representation of the Royal Family of the couple, the income must perceive, the provision may have the diplomatic services of the United Kingdom during their travel or the cost and size of the necessary escort service and security that continue to require.
The damage, however, is already done. The conservative press british has thrown mercilessly against a couple of “niñatos consensual”, which has altered the stability procured by Isabel II, and have been priming especially against Markle, which have come to be attributed to the estrangement of two brothers, William and Henry, inseparable until their arrival.
Until a journal of tradition institutional as The Times searching through this Monday in the miseries fraternal and attributed to anonymous sources the attitude of “abuse” of William to his brother and Meghan, who from the first moment “he wanted to put on your site”. Managed the daily what until now seemed impossible. The two brothers responded with a hard joint statement: “despite the fact that he was clearly denied, a daily newspaper in the Uk has today published a false story that speculated on the relationship between the duke of Sussex and duke of Cambridge. For some brothers who have shown so much concern for everything that has to do with mental health, the use of a language so inflammatory, offensive, and potentially harmful,” said the text.
William and Henry left Sandringham separately, each one in a car. What two adult siblings would not have had the slightest importance was suitably highlighted by the british press.Updated Date: 14 January 2020, 10:00