With every revelation of yet another capitulation to destructive Prince Harry, I veer from thinking King Charles is weak and gormless to conceding he’s just a devastated dad doing all he can to get his wayward son back on side to stop him embarrassing his family and the country on an international scale.
What I do respect one hundred per cent, however, is the steely determination of our heir to the throne Prince William to give short shrift to the Duke of Delusion.
On his upcoming solo visit for the Coronation, Harry will be subjected to his older brother’s brutal silent treatment.
There will be no reconciliation talks; certainly not the public or private apology Harry and Meghan were laughably demanding up until just a few weeks ago.
The strategy behind the frostiness from the Prince of Wales, who Harry described as his ‘archnemesis’ in Spare, is twofold.
There will be no reconciliation talks between Prince William (left) and the Duke of Sussex (right) at their father’s Coronation. The brothers are pictured together in September 2022
William remains irate about Harry’s behaviour the past three years, but especially since the death of the late Queen seven months ago, as the Sussexes used their anti-Commonwealth Netflix series and publication of spiteful autobiography Spare to cause maximum damage to the British monarchy during some of its darkest hours. Harry and Meghan are pictured at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral last September
Understandably, he remains irate about Harry’s behaviour the past three years, but especially since the death of the late Queen seven months ago, as the Sussexes used their anti-Commonwealth Netflix series and publication of spiteful autobiography Spare to cause maximum damage to the British monarchy during some of its darkest hours.
That’s before you get to his palpable fury that Meghan also used two major TV platforms to cast aspersions on his beloved wife Kate, knowing that, as a future Queen, it was impossible for her to conduct any form of fight back to reveal the truth.
But, far more than any personal acrimony, William now feels the hands of history on his shoulders as the heir to the throne.
He knows full well that, for the future of the monarchy, next month’s Coronation simply cannot be upstaged by the constant distractions set up by Harry and Meghan.
Unfathomably to William, his selfish brother already managed to make the funerals of the late Queen and Prince Phillip – not to mention the otherwise magnificent Platinum Jubilee – a great deal about his and Meghan’s unending psychodrama, causing untold stress to their older relatives.
Dan Wootton (pictured) says that ‘as sad as this may seem, that means there is a significant PR risk to [William] agreeing to a simple conversation with his brother, even one made up of only pleasant small talk’
Well, not this time.
William is resolute that the focus must be solely on his father, as he is formally crowned King Charles III.
As sad as this may seem, that means there is a significant PR risk to agreeing to a simple conversation with his brother, even one made up of only pleasant small talk.
After all, trust between senior members of the Royal Family and the Sussexes has been smashed to the point that they will no longer have meetings alone with either Harry or Meghan for fear they could be leaked to the American media with a negative or unfair slant to further tarnish the monarchy.
In recent months, the potential that Harry would bypass established US media outlets to use their toxic family business to further his commercial ventures has become a crude reality.
That hit home with the shock and horror from royal courtiers at the revolting decision by Harry to include word for word quotes from the grief-stricken King immediately after his own father’s funeral to make for a dramatic chapter in his salacious book.
Until now, during moments of family significance, William has attempted to put the acrimony to one side, in public at least.
Notably, there was the strained appearance at Kensington Palace to unveil the statue of their mother Princess Diana and the joint public walkabout outside Windsor Castle, which Kate is said to have described as one of the toughest things she’s ever had to do, according to a recent book by top royal author Robert Jobson.
On each of these occasions, William rightly feels the goodwill has been thrown back in his face, all while creating more headlines about the desperately intense feud.
This time he is determined not to fall into the same trap; the stakes are simply too high.
The decision for Meghan to stay at home, which I believe is because of her innate fear of being booed by a furious British public, has at least made the scenario easier to navigate.
Even though Charles (pictured on Friday) has at least partly reconciled after a phone call with Harry, the time for William and Kate to keep taking chances on the Sussexes, putting their own reputations at further threat, is now over
William and his team were initially fearful that the presence of the former Hollywood actress alongside her husband at her Coronation would provide a big distraction, with genuine concerns the couple’s time in London together would upstage the king with public appearance to illustrate the woke brand they want to enforce on the Royal Family.
With Harry appearing alone, it’s highly unlikely he will try anything similar, with suggestions he will remain in the UK for a matter of hours to quietly attend the service itself, before immediately returning to California, to be able to celebrate his son Archie’s fourth birthday party.
But, even though Charles has at least partly reconciled after a phone call with Harry, the time for William and Kate to keep taking chances on the Sussexes, putting their own reputations at further threat, is now over.
Every olive branch has been thrown back in their faces with a vicious brutality that could only come from a duo who want to cause maximum disruption, effectively overthrowing the monarchy as we know it, despite it retaining the overwhelming respect of the British public, even after the death of the late Queen.
Harry and Meghan don’t want Charles and William to succeed in their post-Elizabethan reinvention of the Royal Family; they want to undermine Britain’s great traditions that they’re no longer part of.
Of course, one has sympathy for the king’s predicament as a loving father.
But I believe it’s William and Kate who have read the acute mood of the Sussexes far more accurately.
King Charles III and the Queen Consort during a visit to Malton, North Yorkshire, on April 5
The late Queen Elizabeth II, Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Harry and Meghan attend the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020
The time has come to stop pandering to their enormous egos and realise there is nothing to be gained by giving in to their ridiculous demands and stupidly entertaining talk of formal apologies to Meghan.
Only a proximity to the Royal Family will keep the Sussexes in business in Hollywood and they have lost the right to that.
When even Mia Farrow, the liberal Hollywood actress who was previously one of their staunchest defenders, admits to being ‘tired’ of the couple, you know the game is up.
So William’s silent treatment is not harsh; it is morally and strategically the best thing to defeat Harry and Meghan’s ludicrous take down of the British monarchy.It’s also the least this couple deserve, after the damage they have wrought the past three years.
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