The royal family is desperate for ‘conventional artists’ as it faces a difficult year, according to a former staffer who says Kate Middleton is ‘what these troubled times need’.
With Prince Andrew’s legal battles, as well as the firm’s concerns over the impending publication of Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoirs, the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, has been hailed as playing a key role in shaping the future of the monarchy.
“As the Prince Andrew scandal shows, the monarchy has a desperate need for reassuring conventional royal artists,” Patrick Jephson, former chief of staff to Diana, Princess of Wales, told the New York Post.
“Catherine is just what these troubled royal times need – it’s no exaggeration to say that Windsor’s future lies in her hands.”
Kate Middleton, pictured here with her husband Prince William at the premiere of the Bond film No Time To Die last year, has the future of the monarchy in her hands, says a former employee
Bethan Holt, author of The Duchess of Cambridge: A Decade of Modern Royal Style, told the publication that there “seems to be a campaign to make Cambridges the family’s global stars” – adding that Kate is “smart” in her “calculated”. move to include Diana’s memory alive ‘.
In a recent interview, Royal Expert and Cinematographer Katie Nicholls said that the Queen, 95, already ‘appreciates’ Kate’s work and will trust her ‘more than ever’ in the midst of the royal scandals.
The biggest scandal the company is facing at the moment is Prince Andrew’s upcoming civil case, after being accused of violence and intentional infliction of emotional distress by Virginia Giuffre.
She claims that on three occasions she was forced to sleep with the prince by the American pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the convicted sex trader Ghislaine Maxwell – the first time when she was 17 and below the legal minimum age under New York law.
The former Queen Consort has been described as a ‘conventional royal performer’ by Patrick Jephson, former chief of staff of Diana, Princess of Wales
A US judge has rejected the prince’s offer to have his sex abuse case thrown out, leaving him with the prospect of being cross-examined for seven hours on camera with embarrassing questions about everything from his sex life and ‘private parts’.
His downfall has meant that he has been deprived of his royal patronage “with the Queen’s approval and agreement”, leaving him to fight the case of sex abuse in America as a private citizen.
Andrew has always denied the allegations in the strongest terms.
The Queen deprived Andrew of his royal patronage as well as his “HRH” title in recent days as a result of his legal battles
Prince Harry’s memories are reportedly an additional source of stress for the family. Harry, who lives in California with his wife Meghan, 40, and their two children, Archie, two, and Lilibet, born in June, is publishing the book this year, the year of the Queen’s Platinum anniversary.
He has promised to give an ‘accurate and completely truthful’ account of his life and write as ‘the man he has become’.
Prince Harry has been vocal about what he called the ‘total neglect’ of the royal family since his resignation from royal life in March 2020.
After several TV appearances, including the Winfrey interview and his talking heads in The Me You Can’t See for Apple TV, his memories will offer an in-depth look at his life in public life, from his childhood to the present.
The Royal Family is reportedly concerned about Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir, which will follow his controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
His domestic life during the breakup of the Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage, the period of Diana’s death and its aftermath, Harry’s relationship with Camilla and former boyfriends are likely to be included in the book.
After already writing for a year, the prince must submit a manuscript, which he promised will be a ‘first-hand account of my life that is accurate and completely truthful’, before the end of this year. It will hit the shelves in 2022.
In addition, members of the royal family will also be preparing for series five of the Netflix drama The Crown, which has started filming and will dramatize a notoriously difficult period in their recent history.
It will cover the queen’s’ annus horribilis’, a Latin phrase meaning terrible year, which she used in 1992 to describe the collapse of three of her children’s marriages – including Prince Charles’ with Princess Diana – and the fire that severely damaged her Windsor Castle home.
Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir may be the ‘last straw’ for the royal family, where the relationship is said to be at ‘breaking point’, and his relationship with Prince William, seen here during the unveiling of the Diana statue at Kensington Palace on 1 July last year