New Book Reveals Prince Charles Was Not Happy With Royal Newlyweds On Their 2011 Tour
Well it seems everyone has an opinion on how the royals should be, act and what they represent. Including from within the royal family circle it seems. A new book just released reveals Prince Charles wasn’t happy with Prince William and Duchess Kate during their first overseas trip as a married couple in 2011. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who were newlyweds at the time, charmed crowds from Calgary all the way to Los Angeles — and the 10-day trip was well-documented by news outlets all over the world.
However, the old guard apparently bumped heads with the new and a more open ideology of how a royal should conduct themselves in the public eye. It’s clear William’s father had differing opinions about the major trip. According to Sally Bedell Smith’s biography of the future king, Charles wasn’t too happy about the couple’s “tasteless” photo ops and was “more than a little irked” that they treated their work trip more like a personal vacation. They were newlyweds, happy and totally enjoying themselves. The glowing newlyweds rocked cowboy hats when they were given the honor of pressing the button to launch the legendary Calgary Stampede. Duchess Kate even had a Marilyn Monroe moment when her yellow Jenny Packham yellow dress was blown up by a gust of wind. And we can’t forget when William showed off his athletic prowess during a game of street hockey when they paid a visit to Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s vast Northwest Territories.
Though the royal trip was considered a success by everyone, Smith attributed Charles’ disapproval to jealousy: “Charles felt overshadowed by Diana and now it seems he feels overshadowed by their son. I have always felt that as soon as William got married, Charles would feel sidelined.” These claims come as a surprise given Charles’ lighthearted nature during official royal appearances. Charles is known to let his hair down and have fun with the best of them. He recently kicked off a European tour by taking part in a traditional Romanian dance with the locals. A sight not easily forgotten! Lol! Prince Charles is set to take the throne once his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passes. According to Smith, his son, Prince William, is being groomed to become king in his late 40s or early 50s (he is currently 34 years old).
I Guess Even Royals Have Insecurities About Being Overshadowed By The Next Generation
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
I believe the author was spot on about Charles feeling jealous. Diana stole his thunder when she was alive and now his son and wife are doing the same. Charles will never be able to compete with the lighthearted energy of the new generation (thanks to Princess Diana) as he was raised in a much more controlled and proper era.
Two of Cups: Inverted (Upside Down) New relationships being made. Being pulled inverted it shows the issue that Charles has with how the public is embracing the younger, less stuffy royals. He missed his window and would never have thought to show his quirky side (and yes, he does have one) to the public as the young royal family does.
Knight of Cups: A young man’s energy with romantic ideals and a dreamer. This would, of course, represent Prince William and how he is perceived by the world.
Four of Swords: Emotional exhaustion and wanting to retreat. I believe the royal responsibilities weigh on Charles and he would much rather be tending his garden than being next in line to be King. Personally, I think Queen Elizabeth has made some pact with a mystic and is going to live forever! Lol!
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine.