In Australia, a new book about members of the royal family was published on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral, too late to address the issue. Death of the Queen.
However, author Katie Nicholl has managed to uncover some little-known facts about key moments in the history of the royal family in her latest release.
New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown It tells the story of the important events leading up to the British monarchy, including how His Majesty King Charles III and Prince William were prepared for their deaths. Camilla William and Prince Harry are linked, and European royals like the Prince and Princess of Wales are modeling their family.
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Here are 10 of the most exciting revelations in the book right now.
1. William was instrumental in bringing Camilla into the family
A year later Death of Princess DianaCamilla attended King Charles’s birthday party at Highgrove, which marked a turning point in Charles’ relationship with the family.
According to Nicholl, Camilla’s first night with Charles, the same year William and Harry officially met, she met William for the first time and, with William’s help, met Harry a few months later.
“It was William’s idea to invite Camilla, Tom and Laura on the Alexander holiday yacht,” Nicholl explained, adding that seeing how happy Camilla was was helping her cement her place in the family.
2. The siblings broke up long before ‘Megxit’
William and Harry were not always as close as is often portrayed. In fact, Nicholl wrote, the brothers had their first fight in 2001 when they were 19 and 16 years old.
According to reports, the brothers drank various substances, smoked cigarettes and went to debauchery at the party.
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“Harry’s angry dressing-down by his father led to him having a proper relationship with William for the first time,” she wrote.
“Harry William also took offense at getting a potluck when he was drinking at the Rattlebone Inn.”
3. The current state of the relationship between King Charles and Prince Andrew
Nicholl describes the relationship between King Charles and Prince Andrew as “glacial” for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, which worsened when key members of the royal family were not invited to stand on the balcony with Her Majesty, including Prince Andrew and Princess Anne. and Prince Edward.
“That balcony scene would be a turning point in Charles’ relationship with his younger brother, which remains glacial today,” Nicholl said.
It reportedly began with Charles changing the structure of the monarchy and who gets benefits, which was worsened by a sex scandal that affected Andrew’s children Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and would later affect the Duke of York.
4. The quarrel which formed the bond between the King and the Prince of Wales
was during Prince Andrew’s sex scandal Charles and William formed a close bond, working together for the good of the monarchy.
Before the scandal erupted, the pair disputed the palace’s ivory collection and the king was unable to see his grandchildren as often as he would have liked.
“But father and son were united on Andrew’s issue,” Nicholl wrote.
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“It was really the beginning of their commitment to each other for the good of the monarchy,” he said, adding that it was about “the importance of the Crown and preserving its reputation.”
5. The moment that caused King Charles to turn off Netflix series The Crown
A Netflix series Crown told the story of the Queen from her union with Prince Philip to King Charles’s relationship with Diana, who according to Nicholl, resented the King’s portrayal of her as a “lady killer”.
“Charles seems to have resented the one-sided portrayal of Diana as the victim and the portrayal of himself as the villain,” Nicholl wrote.
However, royal historian Robert Lacey defended the series, arguing that the program presented “a more or less accurate depiction of what the monarchy experienced in the late Eighties and Nineties”.
6. Prince William’s sense of being a king
While some monarchists have speculated that the crown may pass directly from the Queen to Prince William, that is not what either father or son, especially William, wants.
“He has fought hard to be allowed to take a civilian job as an air ambulance pilot and put his full-time royal duties on hold. He is a father of three young children who wants to have as much privacy and informality as possible,” Nicholl explained.
He confirmed that William’s friends were “happy to wait their turn”.
7. Current status of King Charles and William
Father and son, Nicholl said, have gone through the ups and downs of their relationship, as most families do, but today they are “closer than ever.”
“They are closer than they have been in years, talking on the phone almost every day and making time for each other,” she said, adding that Charles often stays in Sandringham to be closer to William and his family.
8. What is life like for children in Wales at the moment?
The Prince and Princess of Wales recently moved from London to their home in Windsor, changing their children’s schools and allowing them to have as normal a childhood as possible, away from the royal spotlight.
Nicholl explained: ‘They are brought up in an incredibly simple but privileged way by their parents, with an understanding of their position within the royal family and the role they will one day play in supporting the monarchy.
“Although William and Kate want to keep them away from too much public scrutiny and press attention, the boys are now at an age where they know how to behave in front of the cameras…”
Nicholl wrote that children “understand the importance of their parents’ role” in supporting the monarchy.
9. European royals William and Kate exemplify a new way of life
According to Nicholl, the latest moves by the Prince and Princess of Wales to focus on the family are a return to European royal family tradition.
“The Cambridges’ incarnation of British royalty is more akin to the current royal family of Spain, with King Felipe and Queen Letizia on the throne, or perhaps Denmark, where Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian Crown Princess Mary are poised to succeed.”
10. The real reason William is angry about ‘Megxit’
According to Nicholls, one of the reasons why William is so angry about Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down as members of the royal family is because it will put extra strain on his family.
“It was William who felt Harry’s departure the most because of the immediate consequences for his own life,” Nicholl explained in the book.
“His friends say one of the reasons he hasn’t forgiven Harry is because of the implications of Megxit for Kate and their children.
“The Cambridges are now trying to support their young family, which has increased the royal workload considerably.”
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