Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s exit from royal life did not go as smoothly as planned since the Duchess of Sussex allegedly made Camilla Rosemary Shand‘s blood boil.
Sometime in the past, members of the royal family had reached an agreement, which stated that nobody would upstage the upcoming appearance of Prince Charles‘ wife at the Women of the World Festival in London.
Reportedly, Camilla wanted to make a speech for the important event, which took place on Friday, in order to address the increasingly critical issue of domestic abuse, and she has been planning her words during the last year.
However, it appears that Meghan had other plans because she stole the show on the very same day when Camilla delivered her message, as she took to Instagram to share photographs from her appearance at the National Theatre at private capacity from the previous day.
Besides, Meghan’s decision to wait a day before posting the pictures was seen as proof that she upstaged her mother-in-law on purpose.
Following the appearance of the snaps on social media, it was reported that the Duchess of Cornwall was “very upset” because her work was very important to her, and she had carefully planned how to highlight the scourge of domestic violence at the 10th anniversary of Women of the World.
A source told the Daily Mirror: “Camilla’s work is very important to her and her decision to highlight the scourge of domestic violence at the 10th anniversary of Women of the World was a carefully thought-out plan. Over the last four years she has worked tirelessly, mostly behind the scenes but to great effect, to use her platform and personal experiences to highlight the issue and help sufferers. Of course, it was known Harry and Meghan would be doing engagements this week, some privately, but everyone was in agreement that Camilla’s speech should take precedence. Unfortunately some people had other ideas.”
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Sharing an outtake from filming last week for @Queens_CommonWealth_Trust (QCT) as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with young leaders in their roles as President and Vice President. Visit our stories to see the QCT highlights from the discussion with these inspiring individuals and find out more about the amazing work they do at @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust • Photo The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton / Crossfire for QCT
The Sussexes made a lot of headlines in January when they surprisingly announced their decision to abandon the lifestyle of senior royals, to escape the constant scrutiny of the public eye.
However, the decision was not easy, it left the power couple “crushed” because they believe the so-called Megxit was cruel and unnecessary.
Omid Scobie, Bazaar.com’s royal editor at large, who is close to Prince Harry’s inner circle stated: “To say they were crushed is an understatement. It was unnecessarily cruel. Things might have been different if a family member or two had stood up for them during the darkest times.”
The royal family expert also wrote: “While recent tabloid coverage has made it seem like the Sussexes’ half-in-half-out bid was about wanting it all, the reality was a couple who were left with no other choice but to create their own change after being left to fend for themselves against impossible circumstances — even during her pregnancy. They knew something had to change, but they also didn’t want to stop supporting the queen. One can’t help but wonder if things might have been different if a family member or two had stood up for them during the darkest times.”
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Yesterday, The Duchess of Sussex, Royal patron of the National Theatre, visited the Immersive Storytelling Studio in London, where emerging technology like Virtual Reality is being used to develop new forms of emotive storytelling. Recently, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited Stanford University where part of their learning journey included a virtual reality presentation that allows the user to experience life through another person’s point of view. The goal of this method of virtual reality is to enable us to better connect and empathise with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality. The Duchess is pictured here with Nubiya Brandon and her hologram, featured in the National’s exhibition ‘All Kinds of Limbo’, which is currently being presented at the Tate Modern. Photo © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton
Some people in the United Kingdom are still not willing to forgive them over what occurred. One commenter wrote: “Superb acting! Acting like she cares about being back in the UK. Acting like she’s a member of the Royal Family. Let’s not forget that she’s spiteful enough to keep Archie away from the Queen. Who cares what she looks like on the outside. Beautiful women are a dime a dozen.”
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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA
A second person added: “I have just read about a press release from Buckingham palace (so fact not fiction or speculation) on Thursday about HRH The Duchess of Cornwall making a key speech on domestic violence, which has been planned for over a year, asking the Royal Correspondents to focus on that today. However, Miss high and mighty MM insisted photos of a private visit yesterday to the National Theatre were released today not to overshadow the Endeavour Awards last night but did she give any consideration to Camilla, NO!!!!!! MM has absolutely zero comprehension or wish to comprehend the purpose of the Royal Family. A narcissist at her worst!”
Leaving might have been the best decision for Prince Harry and his spouse, at least, in terms of branding.