This week brought yet another reminder that major change is afoot within Buckingham Palace, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle laid off their staff and took one more step toward cutting ties with London for good.
Generally, Royal Family Problems pale in comparison to Real People Problems, but at times like this they intersect, and we’re reminded that while they hold very little political power these days, the decisions of monarchs and their offspring still have an impact on their subjects.
Though she’s obviously not directly impacted in any way, the Queen is said to be deeply sympathetic toward the 15 staffers who were left jobless.
According to royal sources, Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down combined with the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein scandal have combined the Queen feeling as though she’s losing control of her legacy at the very end of her life.
But as is so often the case with the UK media, much ado has been made about nothing.
“We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother, Prince George, at Thomas’s Battersea,” said the school’s headmaster at the time.
So there you have it folks — no cause for concern.
Though you can expect the British tabloids to continue whipping up a frenzy.