Now that the jubilee is behind us, wouldn't it be timely if H M The Queen declared Prince Charles to become Prince Regent?
One has to face the facts that The Queen, at 96, is no longer able to fulfil all her official obligations. She has mobility and pain problems, and at her age she deserves a rest.
Charles's duties would be slightly increased, but he has proved himself perfectly capable. He will soon be King, so an interim period as Regent would serve the country well. Now that he has a stable and hard-working consort, they could stand-in for H M The Queen seamlessly; although I imagine that Camilla would remain very much in the background.
I await The Palace to declare what I am suggesting a.s.a.p.
She's frail but determined. It sounds like a good solution but I bet she just soldiers on.ReplyDelete
Frankly I don't think she's capable. I expect she breathed a huge sigh of relief when all the celebrations were over, and will now relax a bit more.Delete
I would like to see her resting more, with Charles taking over, but with her guidance still.ReplyDelete
As 'Regent' I'm sure he'd consult her; she has experience and wisdom by the bucket load.Delete
It's not like giving Power of Attorney, but I doubt that a Regency would be required at this end of her reign.ReplyDelete
I hope Her Majesty has several years ahead of her, there will be a lot of official engagements in the mean time. I think it would make a better impression if he was 'Regent'.Delete
I was quite shocked to see how frail she looks.ReplyDelete
I don't think she'll be out-n-about too much in the future.Delete
It's a good idea. As a Briton who remains domicile and faithful to her majesty upon the main island, I shall forward the suggestion to Windsor by racing pigeon.ReplyDelete
Thank you kind sir. I knew I could count on your royal connections.Delete
It's time to move on gently.ReplyDelete
That's why an interim period of 'regency' would be kinder to all involved.Delete
She is very frail. I was surprised to see just how frail she has become in what seems like just a few months. I also thought that it was quite strange that Meghan and Harry would come to England, plan a first birthday for Lilibet smack in the middle of the jubilee, and then feel snubbed because the party was not attended by senior royals. I mean the jubilee has been in planning for months now, and it appeared that all hands were on deck, so to speak.ReplyDelete
I really don't think Mr and Mrs Meghan should have been there at all, after all they've said, and are about to say in a new book.Delete
As for The Queen, I think the death of Prince Phillip has hit her hard. They were married for over 70 years, and losing him must have been very difficult.
Yes, Prince Regent!ReplyDelete
I've been wondering why it hasn't happened already. After the Jubilee makes sense as the right time for that move.
Ahem. Neutral on the issue. However, Lilibet's 1st birthday on English soil is quite a statement, I believe, towards loyalty.Delete
It will be interesting to see what happens next. There are a couple of options and Charles is certainly next in line. H & M with A & L returning to England for the Jubilee and L's birthday seemed odd. Do they want to be "royal" again? Maybe life as non-royal is not as great as they thought it would be...ReplyDelete
I think they've burned their boats, and it's possible we won't see them back in the UK for quite a while. I believe they have a book about to be published which will seal their fate. Harry has dug himself a very deep hole.Delete
Salty Pumpkin, I hope you're right. It seems so unfair to the queen to be in the middle of this muddle. There are two things that make me question the motives. This jubilee has been months in the planning, and it involved virtually the entire royal family's participation. To plan a birthday party for a one year old and feel snubbed because the senior members were involved in this 4 day celebration seems very self centered. The other thing is that one of the things that has been discussed is H and M releasing private conversations to the press. Yet, after meeting his grandmother and introducing her to her great grand daughter for the first time, he immediately told the press that his grandmother and he discuss things that she would not feel comfortable discussing with others, which in my mind was a teaser. I am a yank, and have absolute no skin in the game, but still, it strikes me as very poor manners.ReplyDelete
I'm afraid that Meghan has no sense of shame, and has taught Harry to be the same. It's a very sorry state of affairs.Delete
Yank here as well. I have not read reports about what Harry has to say.
He has already said he and his grandmother discuss matters she can't or won't discuss with others. (I forget his exact words.) I feel that is a normal family relationship of trust between a grandmother and grandson that love each other.
A teaser, I believe, leans into being obliged to share with the public enough of a conversation to appease the curious. In this case, what they talk about is for them, nobody else.
As for being disappointed who didn't attend the birthday party...So am I. A family moving towards reconciliation, caring, compassion, forgiveness is what I am hoping will take place.
I think their visit has only increased ill-feeling towards them. They were even Booed at St Paul's. They also removed a Princess from Frogmore Cottage so that they could stay there for a couple of nights. Not a nice gesture.Delete
She hasn't looked so good since her dose of Covid 19 in February...ReplyDelete
Yes, she should ease up and ease him into the job. If she looks at all her continental relatives they seem to manage that well enough and enjoy life.