Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, took part in the National Day of Mourning in Germany yesterday, but the comments he made during the visit may be in breach of royal protocol. The heir to the throne appears to have entered British politics, commenting on the “fundamental link” between Britain and Germany, just weeks before the end of the transition period for Brexit and Britain to sever ties with Europe. Charles also said that the two nations “will always be friends” during a historic speech in the German parliament.
Prince Charles directly commented on Brexit during his speech when he said: “The United Kingdom has chosen a future outside the European Union and relations between our countries are developing again.
“Its form is a matter of negotiation between our governments and its nature is determined by the lasting ties between our people.
“That is why I am deeply convinced that the main bond between us will remain strong: we will always be friends, partners and allies.
“As our countries begin this new chapter in our long history, let us reaffirm our connection for years to come.”
Charles and Camilla were the first members of the royal family to take part in the National Day of Mourning in Germany, when all the victims of wars and tyranny are remembered.
Prince Charles risks violating royal protocol by commenting on Brexit
Prince Charles directly commented on Brexit during his speech
The visit was a touching and historic event, but Charles risked violating important royal protocol by referring to Brexit.
It is considered sacred for members of the royal family to remain apolitical, and in practice they never participate in elections by voting or declaring political affiliation.
Megan Markle and Prince Harry came under fire last month for begging US citizens to vote in the US presidential election.
The Duchess called on Americans to vote in “the most important election of our lives”, while the Duke called on voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and negativity online”.
The couple did not directly support a particular candidate, but commentators said it was clear that the couple supported Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wore a striking poppy face mask for the visit
Update from 12:00: Megan Markle and Prince Harry “LOST TOUCH” with a British audience – Diana’s former assistant comes to light
Patrick Jeffson, Princess Diana’s longtime private secretary, gave a detailed account of the late years of the late King of the Company.
The former aide suggested that Megan Markle and Prince Harry start following in Diana’s footsteps, with their private endeavors and desire to stay relevant outside the royal family.
Mr Jeffson warned that the Sussex was already losing touch with the public and suggested they might have to cross the border.
He wrote in the Daily Mail: “As perhaps her younger son Harry discovered, you can escape from the Palace, but finding relevance and respect, because just another celebrity is much, much harder. It’s so much easier. to take a shortcut: keep lawyers and PR wizards to preserve and preach opaque tables.
“You soon crossed the line from setting a good example – all a member of the royal family really needs to do – to establish yourself as an expert in public policy without winning an election.
“It is certainly not what conscientious princes (both dukes and duchesses) intend, but it is the risk they take when they lose touch with the daily cares of real people; when their personal enthusiasms take precedence over much less glamorous traditional healing and encouraging actions should be done every day. “
Today marks 10 years since Kate and William announced their engagement
11.12am update: Today marks 10 years since Kate and William announced their engagement
Ten years have passed since the announcement of Kate and William’s engagement.
Royal fans celebrated a milestone on social media, with dozens praising the “beautiful couple”.
10.29 am Update: Sophie, Countess of the Body of the Countess of Wessex with Edward shows that she is the “strongest” in the family
Sophie, the 55-year-old Countess of Wessex, is the wife of 56-year-old Prince Edward. When the couple retired with their children, a body language expert suggested that Sophie show her “strong” position in the family.
Commenting on photos of the Wex family, body language expert Darren Stanton suggested that Sophie seemed comfortable taking the lead in the family.
He said: “In one photo, Sophie’s posture and gait are confident and dominant. It is clear that she is the matriarch.
“I think a lot of the pictures show that Sophie is the strongest member of her family.”
9.43am Update: Prince Charles may REFUSE to get new coronavirus vaccine
Prince Charles may decide to withdraw the new Pfizer coronavirus vaccine if it becomes licensed because of his moral convictions. The heir to the throne is a staunch opponent of forms of genetic modification, something the vaccine relies on for success.
Prince Charles had previously spoken out against genetic modification, describing such tampering as “something that belongs to God and only to God.”
The king’s strong beliefs can be problematic if asked to set an example and be one of the first to be vaccinated with the coronavirus vaccine.
This is because the Pfizer vaccine, which is on the verge of public release, relies on a form of genetic modification.
At the age of 72, Prince Charles would be at the top of the priority list, in the government’s fourth government group: “All these 70 years and more.”
Usually, royalty set an example for the British public, reducing worries about new drugs and encouraging others to follow suit.
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9.13 am Update: The crown has been dethroned: Princess Diana’s grandmother advises AGAINST marriage
The Crown Season 4 debuted on Netflix yesterday, with the new series about the love life of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The show portrays Diana’s grandmother, Lady Fermoy, as a very strict old woman who impresses Diana on how important her match with Prince Charles is to their family.
But in real life, Diana’s grandmother Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy, actually advised her not to marry, according to Andrew Morton’s biography “Diana: Her True Story.”
He writes in his biography of the Princess of Wales, for which Diana sends him many tapes with her own testimony that Lady Fermoy tells Diana that royal life will not “suit her.”
She reportedly said: “Honey, you need to understand that their sense of humor and lifestyle are different and I don’t think it will suit you.”
8.26am update: Kate’s relationship with Prince William is “soft”
Looking at photos from the time of Kate and William as royalty, body language expert Judy James gave an idea of the couple’s relationship.
She said: “Often inconspicuous and missing any kind of soap opera dramatic signals from other royal couples, Cambridge’s body language tends to be perfect to the point of being boring.
“This ‘nonsense’ is probably intentional. William grew up in the midst of the painful public tragedy of his parent’s marriage, and the decision to devote enough time to present the perfect public figure, but not enough to leave fans who want more, is vital to the survival of both couple and their relationship.
“It’s remarkable that in all the years since their wedding, we haven’t seen anything more than the strange micro-gaze of anything lurking behind the twin smiles.
“Recently, they added some calmer-looking poses and laughter to their public repertoire, but nothing about the kind of frowning and muttering that Charles has seen him use, or the more tactile and very spirited traits we associate with Harry and Megan. . “
7:42 a.m. Update: Prince Charles proposed to his cousin before marrying Princess Diana
Prince Charles has been pressured to propose marriage to his second cousin, Amanda Knutbull, according to royal experts.
But Mrs Knatchbull turned down the Prince of Wales’ offer because she did not want to surrender to a “system”.
In Robert Lacey’s book Battle of Brothers, he explains how Prince Charles’ great-grandfather Lord Mountbatten urged the prince to marry Mrs. Knatchbull.
She was a cousin of Prince Charles and a granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten.
Mr Lacey wrote: “Over the years, the two cousins have grown closer, developing mutual respect and friendship that have continued to this day.
“But when the prince finally made his offer in the summer of 1979, shortly before the assassination of Lord Mountbatten by the IRA, the independent Amanda politely declined.”