Mar 06, 2021
Queen calls for unity ahead of Harry and Meghans interview
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Queen Elizabeth will discuss the importance of coming together in a new Commonwealth address ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Senior members of the royal family will join together for the annual Commonwealth day of service Sunday. While COVID-19 precautions may prevent the usual festivities, The Queen will instead share a specially recorded message for televised program, “A Celebration For Commonwealth Day,” Mirror reports .
She will be joined by Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie Wessex. Last year’s Commonwealth day of service marked Harry and Meghan’s final engagement as senior members of the royal family.
The Queen’s message of unity will air on BBC One on Sunday at 5 p.m. UK time, eight hours ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s CBS interview, which will be shown in the US Sunday, March 7 at 8 p.m., which is 1 a.m. UK time. The UK’s ITV will air the full interview Monday at 9 p.m.
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Prince Philip’s funeral revealed for the first time that the Royal Family aren’t afraid to show their emotions
Toughest day for a monarch all alone
THEY were right. This was a royal funeral like no other before.
The Duke of Edinburgh was yesterday laid to rest in a poignant service which perfectly highlighted his role as his family’s lynchpin for almost three-quarters of a century.9No-one watching can have failed to recognise the raw grief of the QueenCredit: PA
Covid restrictions meant that the mourners wore masks and social distancing was enforced.
And not one of the royals wore military uniform as part of a carefully- constructed arrangement overseen by the Queen to banish family tension and controversy — at least for a day.
But this impeccably-conducted funeral could not disguise that this was — in a very real sense — a family affair.
No-one watching can have failed to recognise the raw grief of the Queen.
It was her toughest day since the death of her beloved father George VI 69 years ago — her rock Prince Philip no longer there to support her.9Not one of the royals wore military uniform as part of a carefully-constructed arrangement overseen by the Queen 9When we saw Prince Charles with a tear in his eye this was not the heir to the throne, this was an eldest son mourning his fatherCredit: AP 9Princes William and Harry behaved like brothersCredit: AP
Yesterday she was not simply the eternally-composed monarch.
This was a widow, alone after 73 years of marriage, battling to contain her agony.
And significantly, for the first time, it revealed that the Royal Family are not afraid to show their emotions in front of millions.
When we saw Prince Charles with a tear in his eye this was not the heir to the throne, with all the vast responsibility that entails.
This was an eldest son mourning his father.9
The military procession ran like clockwork from the Grenadier Guards and Royal Marines to the buglers sounding the heartbreaking Last Post.
Hearing it must have strained the Queen’s emotions to the limit.
Throughout she reminded the watching millions once again what a life dedicated to service really means.
The monarch was magnificent — bringing together humanity and poise as never before.
She showed incredible stoicism while paying farewell to the man who has been by her side for most of her 94 years.DID HIM PROUD
Yesterday she said goodbye to him with the utmost dignity, just as she has led by example from the very beginning.
Princes William and Harry behaved like brothers.
And the sight of the pair chatting in the aftermath of the service will raise hopes they can be reconciled, despite the different paths they have chosen to take.
Their grandfather was a perfectionist.
And if he could have seen the funeral, which he planned so carefully, even he would have had no complaints.9The monarch was magnificent — bringing together humanity and poise as never beforeCredit: pixel8000 9The sight of Harry and William chatting in the aftermath of the service will raise hopes they can be reconciledCredit: pixel8000 9The Royal Family now enters a new eraCredit: AFP Most read in News'FAMILY MONEY'BLM founder breaks down over 'racist & sexist' attacks on $3m property bingeLatestLEGEND LOSTBlack Rob dies after 'battling kidney failure' - a week after DMX tributeBreakingMALL MAYHEM 'Active shooter' at Omaha mall as people seen 'screaming & running for exit'VP DEATH THREATNurse charged with threatening to kill Kamala Harris in messages to husbandUNITED IN GRIEFKate acts as peacemaker as Harry & Will have private chat at Phil's funeralREST IN PEACEPhilip's coffin lowered into Royal Vault in moment never seen before on TV
They all did him proud.
The Royal Family now enters a new era.
But the eternal values embodied by Prince Philip will ensure the monarchy endures and flourishes for generations to come.9
Prince Philip funeral - Queen sits alone as members of the royal family enter St George's Chapel