William is said to be completely appalled at his younger brother’s decision to take part in a prime time interview with TV talkshow legend Oprah Winfrey, but before this intimate discussion between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the popular US presenter aired, Harry made a surprise entrance on The Late Late Show.
The US programme is currently hosted by British comic James Corden, a long time friend of Harry’s, and he chose to take the rebellious royal for a bus tour around Los Angeles as they chatted.
The light-hearted nature of the segment, also known as Carpool Karaoke, usually includes guest appearances from former First Lady Michelle Obama to pop star, Lady Gaga.
Subsequently, there was a notable reaction amongst royal watchers to Harry’s trip with James Corden as he swerved away from typical royal behaviour.
While the Queen supposedly told Harry she’s pleased he found happiness in his new life in the US with Meghan and Archie, in a phone call before The Late Late Show aired, she also urged him to continue upholding the monarchy’s values.
Additionally, William once said that his grandmother had no interest in the celebrity element of living in the public eye.
In an interview with author Robert Hardman, the Duke of Cambridge said that the Queen cares not for celebrity, that’s for sure.
Speaking in 2012, he continued that was not what the monarchy’s about – it’s about setting examples, and it’s about doing one’s duty, as the Queen would say.
He said it’s about using their position for the good. It’s about serving their country, and that was the crux of it.
Indeed, the Queen gained extensive applause when she advised the public to follow her lead and accept the COVID 19 vaccine.
Although matters relating to her health normally remain secret, she broke royal tradition by discussing how the jab didn’t hurt at all.
The monarch then addressed a vaccine hesitation and maintained the public ought to think about other people rather than themselves.
This was an astounding intervention from the usually apolitical monarch, but it was overshadowed by Harry’s shock appearance on The Late Late Show.
Insiders even claimed that his appearance created uneasiness at Buckingham Palace, as there’s a tacit understanding amongst royals that the Queen gets precedence when it comes to the spotlight.
The Queen wouldn’t reduce herself to any kind of celebrity coverage, and it appears that Harry has jumped out of the frying pan into the fire, and let’s face it, neither Harry nor Meghan are celebrities, but perhaps secretly Harry always wanted to be some kind of celebrity deep down.
Of course, the Queen is from an older generation, and Harry is young, hip and energetic, and these are two different generations, so it’s a kind of given that Harry would want to go more with the times than to be stuck in the past.
However, here in the United Kingdom, we appear to go along with tradition, loyalty and integrity, the values that our ancestors brought to these shores, and whatever way you look at it, the Queen is ultimately a celebrity, and Harry’s far from stupid.
However, we must remember that she is the Queen, and above tacky celebrities – she’s the Queen of celebrities!
She smiles and waves and her entire mission in life is to be seen, and she’s now 94 years old, and we know nothing about her personality, and we’ve never seen her true persona.