The four royal households have reportedly been competing against each other instead of focusing on their great mission to unify behind Queen Elizabeth II.
While speaking at an event this year, BBC royal correspondent Peter hunt said that the relationships within the British clan had gone awry. Since former private secretary Sir Christopher Geidt stepped down in 2017 after a decade of service, things changed within the royal family.
“I think what you are seeing now is four households competing, not unifying behind – which is what it’s great mission was – for them all to be behind the Queen. And when you step back from it, the challenges go beyond the Harry and Meghan documentary,” he said.
Hunt also said that Her Majesty was poorly advised over the recent issues faced by the royal family. And because the Queen was poorly advised on the various matters, this shed far too great light on how she functions as a constitutional monarch.
Royal author Robert Hardman, who was also at the same event, described 2019 as a dreadful year for the royal family. He also likened it to the Queen’s annus horribilis from 1992 and said that 2019 has been the worst year since the death of Princess Diana in 1997.
“Lots of people compared it to 1992 which the Queen herself called ‘Annus horribilis’ – a year that started with the separation of the Yorks and then the divorce of Princess Royal and the separation of Wales’, and Windsor Castle burned down. I think possibly we could be at that stage where you’ve got a number of completely disparate events,” he said.
Hardman also said that 2019 started with Prince Philip’s car accident. And shortly after, reports swirled that Prince William and Prince Harry are feuding. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were also rumored to be at odds with each other. And from there came one controversy after another.