While most eyes were on the Queen this week as she was the center and center of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of her reign, some feared it could be disturbing.
There are growing fears that Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, could spoil the visit with their infamous antics.
They might have a Netflix crew. After Meghan’s animated children’s show was canceled in the latest cuts, you feel like the couple must be under intense pressure from the US streaming giant to deliver meaningful content.
The Queen and those around her are unlikely to allow access to a family responsible crown, an ongoing series that kept their family going for four seasons in a row. Season 5 is in the works and is expected to cover Diana and Charles’ divorce. Why would the Royals open their doors to a company that mocks them all the time?
Aside from the embarrassment they’ve caused the royal family, the British media will be in a frenzy if Netflix is allowed access to the royal interior they’ve been denied.
Not that this has stopped H&M. The couple wrecked not only Harry’s family but Britain’s royal reporting system in an interview with Oprah last year.
These days, when everyone has a camera in their pocket, you have to think that every time H&M picks up their phone, the royals take a deep breath. The Sussexes are expected to bring their children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, who turns one this week, and are expected to meet the Queen for the first time on her birthday.
Meghan recently appeared at a memorial service for 19 children and two adults killed in a brutal atrocity in Uwald, Texas. Ironically, her own father, who recently suffered a stroke, has not publicly admitted that she ever visited him.
There are reports that she now wants to visit, but in private, provided that her siblings, paparazzi and others are not included.
We’ve been told the Queen’s itinerary is routine and depends on how she feels. She is expected to attend an annual ceremony on Thursday to celebrate her official birthday. (Her real birthday is in April.) In a break with tradition, and to accommodate her mobility issues, she will be saluting from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Once upon a time, the Queen rode her favourite horse, Burma, a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The Burmese’s mounted police training and the queen being such a good horsewoman is largely credited with shooting her at the 1981 military parade. Ride again.
June 2 is the Royals’ birthday. Just after the crowd gathered in front of Buckingham Palace, the horrific balcony scene took place.
Conventional wisdom has it that the Queen expelled H&M from the balcony along with Prince Andrew because they were no longer royals. My theory is that the queen is saving them from embarrassment.
Meghan appears to be hesitant about etiquette and isn’t highly rated in the royal rankings. British people don’t like H&M very much. Many of them saw Oprah’s interview as a betrayal of the Queen, and they thought they appeared on the balcony to cash in on the Queen’s landmark anniversary.
Anyway, looking forward to a great show from the Royals this week