Royal family row? Feuds growing between royal children warns insider
Feuds are emerging among the Royal family’s aides as the younger members jockey for royal positions as the Queen and Price Philip start winding down their royal duties.
Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former, high-profile press secretary revealed there is set to be a lot of in-fighting as the Queen and Prince Philip begin to reduce their public roles.
He told Sky News: “I don’t think there is a conflict behind the scenes as far as the main players (the royals) are concerned… but there probably is a conflict between the people who are organising them.
“There’s a tendency for people who join the royal households to get a bit of red carpet fever, feel a bit more important than they should do and don’t get on with the job properly.
“So there is a conflict of interest, a personality clash amongst each other, and that is not good.”
The former press secretary’s warnings come as newer members of the family – like Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s glamorous American girlfriend Meghan Markle – take centre stage.
Scheduling the royals can be a difficult task for aides, who try to avoid diary conflicts in what they describe as “deconflicting”.
But each section that looks after the royals – from Buckingham palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace – can sometimes clash.
This summer, the Queen’s private secretary and senior adviser Sir Christopher Geidt stepped down leading to suggestions that tensions might be ratcheting up behind the scenes.
Sir Christopher Geidt was rumoured to have been pushed out by Prince Charles who wants the royals to all work more closely together.
However, both Buckingham Palace and Clarence House denied the claims.
A statement said: “Recent years have seen an ever-closer working relationship between all the different royal households and their respective teams.
“The Prince of Wales and the entire Royal Family are committed to supporting the Queen in whatever way they can at Her Majesty’s request.”
The royal family is experiencing a changing of the guards as the Queen, and Duke of Edinburgh both in their 90s, scale back their duties.
On Wednesday, the 91-year-old Queen announced that, for the first time, she would ask Prince Charles to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on November 12.
She did so because she wanted to watch the proceedings for Remembrance Sunday with the Duke of Edinburgh from the balcony of the Foreign Office.
But the Cenotaph ceremony is a poignant one, as the Queen leads the country in remembering those who have died in world wars and other conflicts.
So Charles’ role in laying the wreath, will be a significant moment.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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