King Charles will 'continue to stay stoically silent' amid Meghan and Harry's attacks on monarchy

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, King Charles

King Charles will 'continue to stay stoically silent' amid Meghan and Harry's attacks on monarchy

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 28/10/2023

- 15:25

The King's response to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is “interesting”

King Charles will “continue to stay stoically silent” amid Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's attacks on the monarchy, a commentator has claimed.

The monarch, who recently completed his first year as King, has had the start of his reign slightly overshadowed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's statements about the Royal Family.

From the couple's Netflix docuseries to the duke's memoir Spare, Harry and Meghan have not held back when it comes to their opinions about their royal in-laws.

Richard Kay, a close friend of the late Princess Diana, has claimed that despite the Sussexes' attacks, King Charles's reputation remains intact.

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Charles’s first year as King has been dominated by the issues of “Harry, Meghan and Andrew”.

The royal commentator suggested: “That's going to go on. What's interesting is what his response has been.

“He has remained stoically silent, indeed almost impervious to many statements and remarks that have come out of California, and that will continue.

“He is becoming what he wants to be which is the nation's grandpa.

King Charles and Queen Camilla

King Charles is seen as 'grandpa of the nation' due to Queen Camilla


“It was always going to be such a difficult act to follow after the Queen.”

Kay argued that Queen Camilla is the key to King Charles's current popularity.

He told The Mail's Palace Confidential: “The Prince of Wales as he then was, was a confused man.

“He was constantly competing with his wife [Princess Diana] and unsure of himself.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry at the Coronation


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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“He was often being criticised in public.

“But the King as he is today? He's a man much more comfortable in his skin in large part because of his marriage to Queen Camilla.”

The King can “look back with some satisfaction that many of the views that he held 30 years ago are now very mainstream and have wide public support” Kay added.

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