King Charles III is embroiled in a contentious public spat with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of his coronation.
King Charles’ relationship with his brother, Prince Edward, is tense as he tries to handle the difficult situation with his son and daughter-in-law.
Prince Edward expressed his displeasure with the rumours that he would not be receiving the title of Duke of Edinburgh during a recent event that he attended with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and King Charles.
Prince Edward would be given the honour after his parents, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Queen Elizabeth II, passed away, as King Charles had promised.
But after assuming the throne, King Charles had a change of heart. His Majesty wished to give the title to Kate Middleton and Prince William’s only child, Princess Charlotte, when she grew up, according to several royal sources.
According to reports, Prince Edward was both wounded and enraged by King Charles’ choice.
It was a “slap in the face,” a source told the Daily Mail, “especially after Edward has been such a help to Charles over the Andrew farrago.”
Prince Andrew lost his titles and patronages as a result of his involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal.
“Especially because the Queen had promised him the title before she died, and it was always assumed by Edward and [wife] Sophie that the title would subsequently be passed down to their son, Viscount Severn,” the royal insider continued.
Prince Edward made it known he was upset with his older brother while watching the Royal Variety Performance.
The royal couple stood for the national anthem, according to Express. Many were astonished, though, when it seemed like the Earl of Wessex was not singing along.
Prince Edward’s decision to skip the national anthem at the Royal Variety show appeared to be a very strong and intentional statement, but what was he attempting to signal? said Judi James, a professional body language and royal expert. The Monarch is typically the only person who does not participate in the singing in public, therefore theories ranged from the possibility of a falling out between him and King Charles to the notion that he might have been playing the role of King himself.
“Edward’s body language offers some hints as to what his goal might have been,” James continued. He is obviously adopting the posture of being at attention when the national anthem is being sung.
King Charles believes the issue is still open after Prince Edward’s irate and demeaning actions.
Recently, a source said: “Now it does appear as though the tide is turning. It is obvious that the King has had time to consider the late Queen’s intentions.
Whether Prince Edward will receive his title is still unknown.