Though the royals have had a good run of positive press, that all came to a screeching halt in November 2019 when Prince Andrew stepped away from his royal duties following a terribly advised interview with BBC News Night and accusations that he allegedly sexually assaulted a then-underage woman named Virginia Roberts while spending time with is friend Jefferey Epstein.
Then, in January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex resigned their positions as working senior members of the royal family. Megxit came after two years of hurtful coverage, racist and sexist language, and a ton of bullying aimed at Markle.
Upon leaving, Prince Harry explained he felt he had no choice. Now, the monarchy is more vulnerable than ever and Prince Charles and Prince William are desperate to save it.
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Today The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, together with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, to meet patients and staff. DMRC Stanford Hall rehabilitates some of the most seriously injured members of the British Armed Forces, whilst also helping to return those who have been injured in the course of training to work. Facilities at the centre includes gyms, swimming and hydrotherapy pools, alongside social spaces and places for relaxation. DMRC Stanford Hall is part of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) programme, which was spearheaded by the late Duke of Westminster to provide 21st century clinical rehabilitation for the Armed Forces and the Nation on the Stanford Hall estate — In 2018 The Duke of Cambridge attended a special ceremony as the Defence facility was handed over to the nation by the current The Duke of Westminster. Photos © PA
Knowing that Queen Elizabeth is set to step down in the coming years, Prince Charles and Prince William will have to lead in a very modern world that often views monarchies as obsolete. To that end, they are already strategizing about how to save it.
We know that Prince Charles is deeply concerned with having a paired down royal family. Moving forward we think the Prince of Wales, the queen, and Prince William and eventually, Prince George, will be the main representatives in the family.
Likewise, Prince William has his own plans for the royals. “It is something that occupies a lot of thinking space as to how on earth you would develop into something modern in today’s world,” he told BBC. “I’m in a unique position, a very privileged position, to be able to see some of this now, which is that I’ve got my grandmother, who takes more of a passive role in how she believes her role should be.
She’s above politics and keeps away from it. I’ve got my father who minds an awful lot about a lot of the charitable causes he is involved in. The Royal Family has to modernise and develop as it goes along and it has to stay relevant. That’s the challenge for me – how do I make the Royal Family relevant in the next twenty years time. It could be 40 years, could be 60, I have no idea when that could be.”
Many royal fans noticed that in the wake of Megixt, Prince William has been leaning on his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. In fact, the couple who is typically reserved has been packing on the PDA.
“The Cambridges are busier than ever since Harry and Meghan left the U.K.,” a source told US Weekly. “You’d think their hectic schedule would put strain on the marriage, but it’s actually brought them closer together. Working as a team and supporting each other is essential at a time like this, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.”