This is brilliant of Camilla. Zootherapy and veterans. We all know the soothing power of pets and being around these highly evolved creatures can set anyone right who suffers from PTSD or is trying to heal and slowly adapt back to civilian life.
DM is not letting go of this Fawcett character. Apparently, even William and Harry both don't like his influence over their dad. I'm going to dig up my exchanges with the Prince's Trust about the QE2 ship from circa 2013-4, just to see. I keep everything.
Baker, who is the author of And What Do You Do, a detailed investigation into the royal family’s use of public money, told The Daily Beast, “Charles’ strategy is clear. One, say, ‘It’s not me,’ and put as much distance between himself and Michael Fawcett as possible; two, order up an internal investigation, which is really a patsy investigation; three, Michael Fawcett gets a rap on the knuckles, and maybe has to resign; four, reappoint him when no one’s looking. It’s not good enough.”
Grumblings about Camilla's stage fright... Here are my thoughts. No one will ever be another QE2, the nation's modern matriarch. It's pointless to tap the public's love that way. And it's no time to try to get all Disney-like. The reality is that Camilla is the best thing for Charles, the future king. They have been happy now for a while. Change nothing, I say. It's not because it suddenly dawns on them the kind of weight and pressure my bestie has always shouldered, that one must panic because ultimately there are two of them to wear QE2's legacy and you have the best supporting couple in the Cambridges. You're not alone. Charles's reign will go very fast, compared to QE2 by virtue of her blessed longevity. The only task I see is to hold back Charles who'll be like jailbroken and scatter his energy. Noooooo. Stay in your lane. Weigh in here and there, but there's no need to revolutionize - change will find you, so just be adaptable. Camilla is quintessentially English, and potentially more matriarchal than my bestie who had the more glamorous role of cherished icon. It's paradoxical but that's life. In the first few years, a new reign should not touch QE2's legacy because it's been a good one. Trust the universe will answer you back and let you shine as the king's trusted mate. No need for splash. Shine by self-control, basking in her mate's destiny fulfilled. And just be helpful to the young ones, the Cambridges and dote on your grandchildren. People like you.
I'm going to be unpopular but I think a Jubilee Tour is not the occasion to mistreat visitors. We've seen the rudeness in parts of the Caribbean where opportunistic politicians pivoted a friendly visit into something more confrontational. Where was the bravery in the non-anniversary years? Why mar a reign at its twilight when the queen herself has let nations leave the Commonwealth without a war? I can wholly understand the self-assertion of some independence but I think if starting with lack of elegance, it presages the rest. It's esprit d'escalier to swing the door on people's backs. Again, I fault more the colonial handlers for brutality and economic starvation, those middlemen such as the ones who came up with genocidal policies of integration in order to do away with moral obligations and ministry portfolios. I blame the bankers who paid themselves in a country's mining rights among other resources, to enrich themselves to the level of gentry. I digress. One can take aim at figureheads or one can actually tackle the greedy that keep countries down while propping institutions. The double dippers.