Na verzending van BEZOEK VAN WILLIAM EN CATHERINE AAN WOLVERHAMPTON, MIJN DOCUMENTEN D.D. 14 MEI VANAF 1992 EN HET LICHT OP TONY BLAIR zag ik vanaf 11:30 op NPO1 in een uitzending van Omroep MAX schitterende beelden van de Keukenhof met The final countdown en meer oorstrelende werken als achtergrondmuziek. Vervolgens ontving ik dit bericht: “12:41 Girl 7 receives card Queen portrait Prince Philip By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline Published: 11:32 BST, 14 May 2021 | Updated: 11:32 BST, 14 May 2021 A seven-year-old schoolgirl has shared her delight after the Queen thanked her for sending a condolence card following the death of Prince Philip. Francesca Woodcock, from Darlington, felt sorry for the Queen after learning the Duke of Edinburgh had passed away last month and worried about her being on her own. So she took pen to paper and wrote the monarch a letter which she posted to Buckingham Palace. Francesca, who shares a birthday with the monarch, was overjoyed to get a reply, which read: ‘I send you my sincere thanks for your kind words of sympathy on the death of my husband. Elizabeth R’. Francesca’s mother Stefanie Woodcock, 40, said her daughter has always been ‘caring and considerate’. ‘We didn’t really expect to receive anything. ‘She now wants to phone the Queen but I don’t think I can pull that one off, sadly. ‘She made a card and she wanted to send it to the Queen to say sorry for the death of Prince Philip. ‘Her love for the royal family started when she was about three, she’s always loved the Queen and Buckingham Palace since then. ‘I think she’ll be sending more letters in the future because she’s very caring.’ She added: ‘She said she wanted Philip to see the card, but I had to explain to her that he had died so he couldn’t see it. ‘Her wording on the card comes across as meaningful but in a strange way – she means well by what she says. ‘She wrote to the Queen “I’m sorry that your husband has died, love from Francesca” so it’s quite direct.’ Stefanie said Francesca thinks it’s ‘very special’ that she shares a birthday with the Queen. She added: ‘I asked her if she wanted to tell the newspaper anything, and she said she wanted to give the Queen another message which is quite direct again – ‘I hope you’re happy now that your husband has died’.’ ‘But she meant it in a kind way because now the Queen is on her own and she felt so sorry for her. ‘But she’s very considerate – she’s only seven and she’s the most caring and kindest child ever. She knows life and she is very empathetic. ‘When I said Prince Philip had died the first thing she said was “the Queen on her own, the poor Queen”‘ ‘It’s lovely to get something back from them. ‘It’s short but it’s very special – when I saw it was postmarked Buckingham Palace on the envelope I was like ‘wow’. ‘We’re very proud of her and she said “mummy I’m proud of myself” – and so she should be.’
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16:54 Prince Charles was’nt parented as a child and didn’t spend enough time with William and Harry By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline Published: 15:37 BST, 14 May 2021 | Updated: 15:37 BST, 14 May 2021 Prince Charles ‘wasn’t parented’ by the Queen and Prince Philip, and instead had a ‘Victorian style upbringing with nannies’, a royal expert has claimed. Speaking to Channel 5’s Charles & Harry: Father & Son Divided, which airs on Sunday at 9pm, royal experts also revealed that Charles is a ‘workaholic’ and wouldn’t take time off to spend days with William and Harry as children. ‘Charles didn’t receive any parenting,’ explained royal author Tom Quinn. His parents were away when he was very young, he was left with nannies in that very Victorian way. ‘Although Charles tried to be a more modern parent he didn’t have the tools because he didn’t grow up with them. Diana actually joined in their games, while Charles would have said “off you go”. He wouldn’t have joined in. He’s too stiff, too old-fashioned’. The documentary airs as Harry once again hit out at The Firm in an explosive interview yesterday, saying Prince Charles ‘suffered’ because of his upbringing by the Queen and Prince Philip, and that the Prince of Wales had then ‘treated me the way he was treated’, calling it ‘genetic pain’. Speaking to Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, The Duke of Sussex blasted Prince Charles‘ parenting and said he moved to California with his family to ‘break the cycle’ of ‘pain’ he suffered as a member of the Royal Family. During the wide-ranging interview lasting 90 minutes, Harry said: ‘I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically. It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you’.’ He added: ‘I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go ‘OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids’. ‘And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn’t the plan but sometimes you’ve got make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first.’ In 1952, when Prince Charles was just four, The Queen and Prince Philip left him and Princess Anne, then two, for six months while on a tour of the Commonwealth, while they took another six month trip a year later. Deciding the gruelling schedule was too long for the young children, Her Majesty left the young royals at home in care of The Queen Mother and nannies, with Charles previously crediting his nannies for his early care. Experts also told the new documentary Princess Diana had a more ‘hands on’ approach to parenting and wanted to give William and Charles ‘a normal life’ – revealing she would take her sons out in for burgers in London to Charles‘ dismay. Royal editor, Emily Andrews added to the documentary that Charles is unable to show he cared in the same way as Diana, who had a more modern upbringing at Althorp. Although Charles is very sensitive, and very caring, he never really could show it in the same way as Diana,’ she explained. ‘Charles was a huge workaholic and Charles wouldn’t just stop his work because he had his sons for the day. ‘Whereas I think with Diana, she always made sure everything was done for them. Ken Wharfe, former protection office to Diana, William and Harry also explained how Charles and Diana had very different parenting styles, with Charles wanting a more traditional upbringing for the young princes while Diana wanted them to be raised ‘as normally as possible’. ‘Diana would take them to Sticky Fingers in Kensington Church Street – which is owned by Bill Wydham of the Rolling Stones’ – it became a favourite. ‘The Prince [Charles] had a slight problem with it. When they came back [to Kensington Palace] there was this look of horror across the Prince’s face, he couldn’t work out why, with a brigade of good chef’s at Kensington Palace that Diana would have to take them for a burger. ‘There was this sort of natural gravitation toward Diana, simply because Diana was the provider of the fun things that boys of that age actually wanted. Charles, interestingly enough, acknowledges that William and Harry were happy and engaged when in the company of their mother in those early days’. The documentary also explores how following Princess Diana’s death Charles became more hands-on with his sons – but a rifts still remain to this day. Speaking of Princess Diana’s funeral, royal biographer Angela Levin added:’ I went to Kensington Palace for an interview with Prince Harry. ‘We were making polite conversation and he suddenly stopped and went very silent. ‘And then he said, “It was the most terrible thing to make William and I walk behind our mother’s coffin, it should not have been allowed. ‘This went worldwide because he’d not really spoken about that before. Looking back on that terrible, tragic day, he was absolutely right’. The documentary also touches on how Charles and Harry were close following The Duke of Sussex’s marriage to Meghan Markle, as Charles saw Meghan as key to modernising the royal family. But their rift was reopened following the Duke and Duchess’s explosive interview with Oprah last month, with Harry revealing Charles cut him off financially. Tom Quinn added: ‘Traditionally, before Harry stopped being a working royal, Harry would have got about 5 per cent of his income from the sovereign grant, the other 95 per cent would have been from Prince Charles‘ personal income and the Duchy of Cornwall. ‘That’s where the problem lies, Harry feels not giving him the money he wants is giving him not the love he wants.’ While the pair are believed to have reconciled following Prince Philip’s death and funeral, Tom added that the father and son may need ‘the distance of being in the US’ to fix the relationship. ‘There is a need a way to reach the point where Harry can forgive Charles for all the turmoil of his early years. ‘He may need the distance of being in America and not being a working royal in order to reach the point where he can forgive’. Charles & Harry: Father & Son Divided , Channel 5, Saturday 15th May, 9pm
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“The Queen’s Highland solace: Her Majesty will return to Balmoral ‘out of season’ this month to privately grieve for Philip in their summer escape The Coyles of Muick, around ten miles by road from Balmoral Castle, are the most peaceful of hills. They gleam gold in the sunshine, and purple when the heather blooms. It was here, on a summer’s day back in 2003, that the Countess of Wessex took a picture of the Queen and Prince Philip as they really were. Carefree, dressed down, enjoying the scenery and each other’s company in this most serene of beauty spots. Balmoral, and the land which surrounds it, is perhaps where the monarch and her late husband were at their happiest. Tucked away in this secluded corner of Royal Deeside and surrounded by the wild countryside they both loved, it was where they could escape the rigours of court life in London and at Windsor, spend treasured time with family and to some extent (as far as these things are ever possible among royalty’s highest echelons) let their hair down. So it should come as little surprise that, following the Queen’s state opening of parliament, she is to travel to Balmoral ‘out of season’ this month to privately grieve for her beloved husband. It will be a low-key visit, unlike the trips she often made en famille during the Royals’ usual August to October Scottish break. There will be no days out to the Highland Games at Braemar, nor visits from heads of state.
The Queen will not stay in the castle itself but at the more informal seven-bedroom Craigowan Lodge on the Balmoral Estate, far from the prying eyes of visiting tourists and a stone’s throw from where, seven decades ago, the couple spent part of their honeymoon. She will take with her a small staff, while her niece, Lady Sarah Chatto, daughter of Princess Margaret and a much-favoured family member, may join her for some of the time. But in this solitary, sad pilgrimage to a place with so many treasured memories, the Queen will be following in the footsteps of those who went before her. Almost 160 years ago, Queen Victoria, racked with grief over the death of Prince Albert, made the same journey to Balmoral to rage over the untimely demise of her beloved husband.
Her love affair with Scotland had started back in 1842, when she first visited after the birth of her second child Albert, and was suffering post-natal depression. Desperate to get away from the pressures of London and family life, Prince Albert spirited her off to the Highlands. Victoria was swiftly entranced by the people and the landscape, conjuring for herself a romantic vision of a place filled with tartan-clad men and women wielding bowlfuls of steaming porridge, where stags roamed the hills, golden eagles soared overhead and one was never more than five minutes away from a piper playing a Highland lament. It was, perhaps, a vision of Scotland many Scots themselves would have failed to recognise with the industrial age in full swing, but it nevertheless had a deep impact on Victoria, so much so that in 1848 the couple purchased Balmoral – sight unseen – as their permanent Scottish retreat.
She later described it as a ‘paradise in the Highlands’, writing in her diary that ‘all seemed to breathe freedom and peace, and to make one forget the world and its sad turmoils’. Like the Queen and Prince Philip more than a century later, Victoria and Albert spent many happy summers at Balmoral, riding in the glens, hosting lavish balls, spending time with their ever-expanding family and exploring the same, captivating mountain ranges. Those halcyon days were to leave such an imprint that when Victoria arrived at Balmoral in 1862 following her husband’s death, she found herself so deeply immersed in memories that the experience was torturous.
Writing to her eldest daughter Victoria, the Crown Princess of (P)Russia, she said: ‘Oh! Darling child… the stag’s heads – the rooms – blessed, darling Papa’s room – then his coats – his caps – kilts – all, all convulsed my poor shattered frame!’ Shunning family and dressed in the widow’s weeds she would wear for the rest of her life, Victoria shut herself away in the castle, passing the time by learning to spin wool. She also made pilgrimages to places of particular significance to the couple, including a solitary visit to a cairn they had built together at the summit of Craig Gowan, the mountain for which the house on the estate is named, and to a spot near Lochnagar where Prince Albert had shot his last stag. In 1863 there was also a fall from a horse after a day’s riding. It was to become a pivotal moment in Victoria’s grieving process. She wrote in her diary afterwards that she had just a moment to think ‘whether we should be killed or not’, but decided ‘there were still things I had not settled and wanted to’.
It is likely that our own Queen, practical, pragmatic, with ten decades of wisdom behind her and an unerring sense of duty, will be less fanciful in her mourning than her great great-grandmother. The time at Balmoral will be a period of quiet reflection, punctuated by the same sense of faithful routine she has kept to for almost a century. Still a keen rider at 95, she will likely take out some of the many ponies kept at Balmoral for gentle trots. Lady Chatto, viewed as one of the Queen’s closest confidantes within the family, as well as a trusted friend, will provide company as and when it is needed.
A devoted animal lover, the Queen will also walk her two new puppies, a dorgi and a corgi gifted to her by Prince Andrew while the Duke of Edinburgh was in hospital, just weeks before his death. That she chose to name the corgi Muick, after the loch and hills so beloved of the couple, will no doubt seem more poignant to her now than ever, as she returns to gaze upon the landscape once more, this time without Philip by her side.
If she chooses to stay at Balmoral throughout the summer break, it is likely that the Queen will be joined by other family members including the Cambridges, the Wessexes, and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Rothesay, who often stay at Birkhall, the Prince’s residence on the estate and a place they too have grown inordinately fond of, choosing to spend their honeymoon there in 2005. For much of the family, there will remain the memory of a previous, grief-stricken time at Balmoral.
It was here, early one August morning in 1997, that the young princes William and Harry, then just 15 and 12 years old, were told that their mother, Princess Diana, had been killed in Paris in a car crash – and it was where their grandparents chose to keep them, out of view and in the face of harsh public opinion, in the days that followed. But there are many happy memories, too, stretching back through time – ones likely to be at the forefront of the Queen’s mind as she settles into the modest accommodation at Craigowan Lodge with her puppies beside her. In 1947, following their wedding, the then Princess Elizabeth and her husband Philip travelled to Balmoral for their honeymoon.
Here, for the first time since their wedding, the couple had time alone – or as alone as a Royal couple can possibly be – away from the prying eyes of the court. During that first trip they stayed at Birkhall and in the ensuing years returned as often as possible to Balmoral, bringing their own young family for carefree holidays in the Scottish sunshine, unaware that the duties of the monarchy would be thrust upon them so soon into their marriage. When the Queen did ascend the throne, however, there were long, languid summers at Balmoral, as they took over the main castle and the Queen Mother chose to return to Birkhall, where she herself had holidayed with her husband as a young bride.
It is here that the Duke of Edinburgh is said to have really let his hair down. A keen hunter, he was regularly to be found stalking stag or out on the grouse moor, or spending time on one of the estate’s salmon beats. He was also extremely handy on the barbecue – one he had built himself – often taking control during family picnics to cook sausages and burgers for his children, made from meat he had shot himself. The Queen would do the washing-up. The time at Balmoral was for the Royals, and remains, extremely private. While never truly off duty it was the closest that the Queen and Prince Philip would come to a proper holiday. There would be raucous drink-fuelled evenings and jovial house parties, and quiet days with old-fashioned parlour games by the fire while the rain hammered down outside.
Then there was the famous ghillies’ ball which took place each October, with invites extended to house and estate staff as well as neighbours and friends. A true ‘upstairs downstairs’ event, it was never complete without Scottish country dancing and one could, if lucky enough to receive an invitation, quite easily find oneself being whirled around the dancefloor by the Prince himself, resplendent in a kilt and smiling. A keen landscaper, Philip also took on the extensive job of redesigning the gardens at Balmoral, creating a water garden which he dug out himself with a bulldozer. There were public occasions, too. The Sunday trips to Crathie Kirk for church services among the locals, and the excitement of the Braemar Gathering on the first Saturday in September, where the Royals would attend en masse to watch the Games unfold, staying cosy under tartan rugs.
That even last summer the couple made the effort to travel to Balmoral for six weeks despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the Prince’s ailing health, demonstrates just how much they remained devoted to the place, even in their twilight years. It was to be their final visit together. Last month, the Queen released a picture of herself and Philip ahead of his funeral. It was not a formal portrait, nor a wedding picture, or even a depiction of one of their many trips abroad over the years. Instead, she chose the image of the couple carefree and smiling on a picnic blanket on the Coyles of Muick all those years ago, the wind blowing their hair back, resolutely being themselves. So soon after his death it may have been painful to look at. But perhaps now, as she returns to the place where it was taken, she will find solace in the steadfastness of the land itself, ever-shifting yet permanent, where the hillsides gleam gold and the memories, bright as the summer’s day they were made, remain.”
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