What on earth is going on?
There is always one day a year where the Royal family collectively hide behind their palace walls, lock the gates and wait patiently for the storm to pass: Royal finance day.
Only 18 months ago did we watch the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex—a.k.a “the Fab Four”— passionately talk about their numerous charitable endeavours through the hugely impactful and successful Royal Foundation. The global outlet, created by Prince William and Prince Harry in 2009, was designed to be a charitable ship of which to steer their numerous patronages.
They stood shoulder to shoulder, ten men in a line, hands pressed to their foreheads performing a salute. After 75 years their salute was slower, their balance aided by walking sticks, their sight somewhat deteriorated, but still they stood surveying the applauding crowd before them.
“Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and the other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs?”