The Duke and Duchess of Sussex should not come to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations to stop the endless speculation around the event, a royal expert has claimed. Richard Eden, diary editor at the Daily Mail, says that they should just ‘stay away’.
‘I really get the impression that Harry and Meghan are loving all the speculation about whether they’ll come for the Jubilee or not. What should be the wonderful celebrations of the Queen’s amazing long reign, instead it’s sort of become this saga or will-they-won’t-they-come? Who cares? Just stay away, honestly,’ he tells our royal talk show Palace Confidential. ‘They want us to indulge in this speculation as long as possible.’
Rebecca English, the Mail’s royal editor, believes that Harry’s row with the so-called men in grey suits is more dangerous than it might first appear. ‘Prince Harry has built up such a wall of resentment and hatred against these people, I suspect it will always be a stumbling block when it comes to repairing his relationships with family members,’ she says. ‘Because he has such a great distrust and dislike for the people around them.’
Once again these rows hurt the Queen on what should be a year of celebration for Her Majesty, argues the Daily Mail’s Editor at Large, Richard Kay. ‘I think it’s tragic for her. The last thing she wants are these ongoing, bitter rows with her own grandchildren and the family,’ he tells the programme. ‘They had so much trouble in the 1990s which they had hoped they had put behind them, but this is somehow even worse and it must be enormously difficult for her and quite despairing.’
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