Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attended Germany’s National Mourning Day yesterday – but the remarks they made during the visit may have been in violation of royal protocol. The heir to the throne appears in British politics by commenting on the “fundamental bond” between the UK and Germany, weeks before the Brexit transition period ends, and the UK breaking ties with Europe. During a historic speech inside Germany’s parliament, Charles said that the two nations “will always be friends”.
Prince Charles commented directly on Brexit during the speech, when he said: “The United Kingdom has chosen a future outside the European Union, and relations between our countries are developing once again.
“Its size is a matter of dialogue between our governments and its essence is defined by the lasting relationship between our people.
“Therefore, I sincerely believe that the fundamental bond between us will remain strong: we will always be friends, companions and allies.
“As our countries begin this new chapter in our long history, let us confirm our bond for the years ahead.”
Charles and Camilla were the first members of the royal family to take part in Germany’s National Mourning Day, when all victims of war and atrocities are remembered.
Prince Charles broke royal protocol by commenting on Brexit
During the speech Prince Charles directly commented on Brexit
The visit was a poignant and historic event, but Charles broke an important imperial protocol by referencing Brexit.
They are considered sacred for members of the royal family to remain political and practical, they never participate in elections, by voting or stating political allegiance.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry came under fire last month for imploring American citizens to vote in the US presidential election.
The Duchess urged Americans to vote in “the most important election of our lifetime”, while Duke urged voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”
The couple did not directly return a particular candidate, but commentators said it was clear the pair were supporting Democrat candidate Joe Biden.
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wearing a striking poppy face mask for the trip
12pm update: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘LOST TOUCH’ – Diana’s former collaborator hits the British public
Patrick Jephson, Princess Diana’s longtime personal secretary, gave a detailed account of the late royal’s final years from The Firm.
The former colleague suggested that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are following in Diana’s footsteps, with a desire to remain relevant outside of her personal venture and Royal family.
Mr Jephson warned that Sussex was already starting to lose touch with the public and suggested that they might be one to cross the line.
He wrote in the Daily Mail: “As perhaps discovered by his younger son Harry, you can escape the Palace, but finding relevance and respect is just one more celebrity, much harder. The shortcut is much easier to take: Keep lawyers and PR. Precepts and sermons to the unpublished public.
“Very soon, you’ve crossed the line from setting a good example – all a member of the Royal family really has to do – to establish yourself as an expert in public policy without the hassle of winning elections.
“This is certainly not what honest princes (and dukes and duchesses) intend, but the risk they run when they lose touch with the everyday concerns of real people; when their personal enthusiasm is less glamorous than the traditional of medicine Shahi takes priority over the work and encourages it. It needs to be done every day. “
Today marks the 10 years since Kate and William announced their engagement
11.12am update: Today Kate and William mark 10 years after announcing their engagement
Ten years have passed since Kate and William’s engagement was announced.
Royal fans celebrated the milestone on social media, praising dozens of “beautiful couples”.
10.29am update: Sophie of Wessex’s body language with Edward Shows, Countess she is ‘strongest’ in the family
Sophie, Countess of 55, is the wife of Prince Edward, 56. When the couple moved out with their children, a body language expert suggested Sophie show a “strong” position in the family.
Commenting on Wessex family photographs, body language expert Darren Stanton suggested that Sophie looked comfortable leading the family.
He said: “In one photograph, Sophie’s posture and stride are confident and prominent. It is clear that she is a maternal head.
“I think it’s clear from many photos that Sophie is the strongest member of her family.”
9.43am update: Prince Charles may REFUSE to take new coronavirus vaccine
Prince Charles may decide to sniff the new Pfizer cornovirus vaccine, if it is licensed, due to its ethical beliefs. The heir to the throne is strongly opposed to forms of genetic modification, something the vaccine relies on for success.
Prince Charles has previously spoken out against genetic modification, describing such manipulation as “that which is God and God alone”.
Shahi’s strong beliefs can be problematic if she is asked to set an example and is first vaccinated with the coronovirus vaccine.
This is because the Pfizer vaccine, which is on the verge of public release, relies on a form of genetic modification.
At age 72, Prince Charles would top the priority list in the government’s fourth bracket: “All those 70 and older”.
Typically, royals are expected to set an example for the British public, reducing concerns surrounding new drugs and encouraging others to follow suit.
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9.13am Update: Crown debunked: Princess Diana’s grandmother advises aginet wedding
Crown Season 4 debuted on Netflix yesterday, with the new series involving the love lives of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The show depicts Diana’s grandmother, Lady Fermoy, as a very hardy old woman, who impresses on Diana how important her match for Prince Charles is to her family.
But according to Andrew Morton’s biography ‘Diana: Every True Story’, in real life, Diana’s grandmother Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy, actually advised her against marriage.
He wrote in his biography of the Princess of Wales, for which Diana sent him several tapes of her testimony, that Lady Fromoy told Diana that royal life would not “suit” her.
He reportedly said: “Darling, you should understand that their understanding and their lifestyle are different, and I don’t think anyone will sue you.”
8.26am update: Kate’s relationship with Prince William ‘stigma’
Looking at photographs of Kate and William’s time as royals, body language expert Judy James has provided an insight into Couples Bond.
She said: “Cambridge’s body language becomes perfect to the point of the bland, often lacking in any kind of soap opera drama allusions to the malleable and other royal couples.
“This’ flaw ‘is probably intentional. William grew up in the midst of the painful public tragedy of his parents’ marriage and decided to distance himself to present the right public face, but not so much for fans Leaving more people is important for the survival of both. Couples and their relationships.
“It is remarkable that in all the years after their marriage, we have never seen more than the odd subtle glimpse of anything hidden behind a twin smile.
“He has recently added some more relaxed-looking poses and laughter to his public repertoire, but nothing about the kind of squeals and mutants that Charles has used, or we Harry and Uses more tactile and very intriguing traits. Meghan. “
7.42am update: Prince Charles proposes to his cousin before marrying Princess Diana
According to royal experts, Prince Charles was forced to propose to his second cousin, Amanda Nachbul.
But Ms Knatchbull declined the Prince of Wales’ offer because she did not want to surrender herself to a “system”.
In Robert Lacy’s book Battle of Brothers, he describes how Prince Mountbatten, Prince Charles’s great-uncle, inspired the prince to marry Ms. Neckbull.
She was a cousin of Prince Charles and granddaughter of Lord Mountbatten.
Mr Lacey wrote: “Over the years the two cousins grew closer, developing a mutual respect and friendship that has lasted until today.
“But when the prince finally made his offer in the summer of 1979 – shortly before Lord Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA – the free-minded Amanda politely turned him down.”