Royal resurrection: How Royal Family will ‘reinvent themselves’ after ‘horribAle’ year

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THE ROYAL FAMILY has had an extraordinary 12 months with its fair share of highs and lows. One royal commentator has claimed the resilient royals will ‘reinvent themselves’ after a ‘horrible’ year.

The Royal Family gathered together at Sandringham this Christmas after a tumultuous year for The Firm. While Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, are spending the holiday in Canada the rest of the royals rallied around the Queen at her Norfolk home.

While 2019 has not been without its royal highlights including the birth of baby Archie Harrison and Princess Beatrice’s engagement announcement, there have been some difficult moments for Queen Elizabeth II too.

Rumours of a rift between Prince William and Prince Harry have continued to plague the younger generation of royals.

Speculation the brothers were growing apart only got worst following Prince Harry’s admission they were “on different paths.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have faced fierce scrutiny following the birth of their first child, Archie Harrison.

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Royal resurrection How Royal Family will ‘reinvent themselves’ after ‘horrible’ year Image GETTY

Royal resurrection How Royal Family will ‘reinvent themselves’ after ‘horrible’ year (Image GETTY)

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Royal resurrection: Prince Harry and Wills have been plagued by rumours of a rift (Image: GETTY)

Royal resurrection: Prince Harry and Wills have been plagued by rumours of a rift (Image: GETTY)

The couple’s decision to keep Archie’s christening private was heavily criticised after it was revealed they spent 2.4 million of public funds renovating their royal residence.

Prince Andrew’s withdrawal from royal life following an ill-received interview about his links to deceased paedophile Jeffrey Epstein rounded off what some royal commentators have labelled the Queen’s second ‘annus horribilis’ (horrible year.)

However, despite a string of difficult moments one royal commentator has claimed the family have proved themselves to be resilient in the past and skilled a re-inventing themselves.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk that despite it being a “dreadful royal year” the royals are still in good stead.

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Royal resurrection: The birth of baby Archie was without doubt a royal highlight (Image: GETTY)

Royal resurrection: The birth of baby Archie was without doubt a royal highlight (Image: GETTY)

While he branded 2019 a “dreadful royal year” he said this year saw some royals shine.

Mr Fitzwilliams said: “It was a good year for the Prince of Wales and for the Cambridges and the royals have a capacity to reinvent themselves which should never be underestimated.”

Prince Charles and Camilla have shone this past year as they take on an increasing amount of responsibility from the Queen.

Their recent tour of New Zealand was deemed a success at the tide of public opinion appears to have finally turned in Camilla’s favour.

Mr Fitzwilliams said: “With attention mainly focused elsewhere it is extremely significant that the Duchess of Cornwall, once so controversial, has become such a highly regarded and indispensable senior member of the royal family.”

He claimed Camilla provides Prince Charles with vital support and that he “loves her dearly.”

Mr Fitzwilliams added: “There is no doubt whatsoever that she sees her main function to support Charles, who loves her dearly.

He claimed Camilla’s “unshowy” approach to royal duty makes her an exemplary royal.

He added: “They work extremely well as a team both at home and abroad and this is a time when the royal family need senior members who are hard-working and unshowy.

“Her charitable work is very significant.

“He family was badly affected by osteoporosis which she has championed, her help for victims of rape and sexual abuse has been high profile and she has also championed causes linked to literacy and animal welfare and has numerous patronages.”

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Royal resurrection: The Cambridges are expected to join the Queen on Christmas Day (Image: GETTY)

Royal resurrection: The Cambridges are expected to join the Queen on Christmas Day (Image: GETTY)

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Royal resurrection: The Cambridges and their three tots have had a successful year as royals (Image: GETTY)

Royal resurrection: The Cambridges and their three tots have had a successful year as royals (Image: GETTY)

Kate and Prince William have also had a successful 12 months and delighted fans when they teamed up with TV chef Mary Berry for a special Christmas cooking programme.

Kate and Wills are expected to join the Queen with their three children – Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four and Prince Louis, one on Christmas Day.

As heir apparent and future Princess Consort, Camilla and Charles are likely to join the Queen too.

Prince Philip left hospital on Christmas eve having been admitted on Friday for pre-planned treatment of a “pre-existing illness.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK