JENNI MURRAY: The Royals will regret choosing to humiliate Prince Harry

In truth, I did not expect to feel desperately sorry for Prince Harry. However, as the days of mourning for his beloved grandmother passed, this young man seemed to suffer humiliation after humiliation.

Pain, shame and anger continually flashed across his face and I could only pity a man who still, to me, seems to be the boy who followed his mother’s coffin into the public spotlight.

Everything seemed hopeful at first. He had already been in the country that was, and I suspect that deep down it still is, his home.

He did not receive the news of his grandmother’s death as quickly as the rest of the immediate family. He was still up in the air on his way to Balmoral, but they told him as soon as possible, probably before the news was made public. He was with his closest relatives to share his immediate pain.

The next day, his father, now King Charles III, delivered a moving and heartfelt address to the nation. He shared his feelings of ‘deep sorrow’ at the Queen’s death. Announcing the elevation of his son and heir, Prince William, and his wife, Kate, to their new titles as Prince and Princess of Wales, he said: “I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad. .

I haven't always been flattering to Harry, ever since he married a woman whose fame came from a TV series and who now seemed to me to have landed a leading role beyond her wildest dreams, writes Jenni Murray.

I haven’t always been flattering to Harry, ever since he married a woman whose fame came from a TV series and who now seemed to me to have landed a leading role beyond her wildest dreams, writes Jenni Murray.

I’m sure it was more than many expected given Meghan’s continued criticism of the Royal Family and concerns about what might be revealed in the Prince’s autobiography. Charles emphasized his choice to leave their lives as royals and live abroad, but he used the word ‘love’ and that is not a trivial word to deny or dismiss.

I haven’t always been complimentary of Harry, ever since he married a woman whose fame came from a television series and who now seemed to me to have landed a leading role beyond his wildest dreams.

He should never have been persuaded to participate in Oprah Winfrey interviews, critical magazine coverage, goofy podcasts and revealing memoirs, increasing his and his wife’s spending power and undermining his family’s reputation.

But now here she was, mourning her grandmother and experiencing the true power and admiration that being a close member of the late queen’s family could bring her.

Harry was here to fully participate in the mourning for the Queen, but I cannot understand why a father who so openly declared his love and yearned so much for reconciliation between his two sons, would have spent the days following his mother’s death. exposing his second son to constant humiliation.

Clearly there were conventions that the ‘men in suits’ would want to follow. The most obvious thing was not to wear uniforms for royals who were not working.

But Charles is the king. Within royal protocol, he has all the power. He could have allowed Harry, like his brother William, to wear the regimental uniform he so proudly fought for during two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

Harry served for ten years in the British Army. His uniform was not a gift from the Queen in recognition of the inactive leadership of a particular regiment.

Charles is king.  Within royal protocol, he has all the power.  He could have allowed Harry, like his brother William, to wear the regimental uniform he so proudly fought for during two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

Charles is king. Within royal protocol, he has all the power. He could have allowed Harry, like his brother William, to wear the regimental uniform he so proudly fought for during two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

It was won through real bravery, real fighting. His status as a working royal has not been taken away against his will, as he was to his uncle Andrew’s. He has not been closely associated with a convicted pedophile. He is just a romantic boy who fell in love and was guided by his wife. There is no crime in that.

And yet, we saw him burn with shame as he was forced to cry, in public, with his medals pinned to a tuxedo.

He and his wife appeared not to have been invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace during the period of mourning. The Prince of Wales and his wife had been there. We saw the pain on his face as the procession passed the Cenotaph and although his father and brother, in uniform, were allowed to salute, he was not.

A simple shake of the head had to be enough for a young man who, of the three, is the only one who has seen death and destruction on the battlefield.

JENNI MURRAY: I really didn't expect to feel desperately sorry for Prince Harry.  However, as the days of mourning for his beloved grandmother passed, this young man seemed to suffer humiliation after humiliation.

JENNI MURRAY: I really didn’t expect to feel desperately sorry for Prince Harry. However, as the days of mourning for his beloved grandmother passed, this young man seemed to suffer humiliation after humiliation.

On the one occasion he was allowed to wear a uniform, while standing vigil with his brother in Westminster Hall, he discovered that Queen EIIR’s initials had been removed from his shoulder. They were still present in his brother’s coat. When the day of the funeral services arrived, there were more seemingly insignificant insults. Why weren’t Harry and Meghan sitting up front along with the King, Queen Consort, Prince and Princess of Wales and her children?

Why were they stuck in line behind the King at the Abbey, out of the way and, in Meghan’s case, at Windsor, hidden behind a large candle?

The King, on the whole, has carried himself impeccably over the past week, making beautiful speeches and holding his own, apart from a couple of understandably testy incidents involving pens.

But if it’s true that Camilla can always calm him down and give him good advice, she needs to remind him that a good parent should never favor one child over another.

If Charles wants to see reconciliation between his two sons, he must welcome the prodigal son into the family and treat them both as equals.

By the way, I saw Harry singing God Save The King through clenched teeth, but who can blame him?

The bravery of ‘Dolly Partonski’

I am in awe of the courage of the woman dubbed the Russian equivalent of Dolly Parton, arguably the country’s most famous star.

Alla Pugacheva has admirers in the upper echelons of society, including Putin himself.

Or used to.

Alla Pugacheva has admirers in the upper echelons of society, including Putin himself (the couple pictured together in 2014)

Alla Pugacheva has admirers in the upper echelons of society, including Putin himself (the couple pictured together in 2014)

He has dared to criticize his war in Ukraine, courageously standing up against ‘the killing of our boys for illusory goals that are turning our country into a pariah and weighing down the lives of our citizens’.

Given the dire consequences others have faced for criticizing Putin, I hope that Alla survives, and that Putin eventually finds meaning.

I thought the Glasto headliners had to be talented.

The Spice Girls are set to headline Glastonbury next year. Really? It’s been 26 years since Girl Power was the thing. A bit dated now, and they’re not the artists on the Pyramid Stage meant to be the best of the best (Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Johnny Cash, Adele) and not a band made to make a quick buck for music. promoters?

If it happens, I doubt Posh will want to participate. So, she can’t sing anyway. No loss.

The male jab? no way baby

It is said that men are only a year away from using a contraceptive injection. A drug called Risug damages the tails of individual sperm, preventing them from fertilizing an egg. The effect lasts ten years, it can be reversed with baking soda, and the injection is hormone-free, so there are no mood swings like we’ve had with the pill. Why couldn’t a contraceptive method be developed without inconvenience for women? And honestly, would you trust a man who says that he got the prick? Remember who always ends up carrying the baby!

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