UK News

King’s Christmas message: Sarah Ferguson’s appearance at Sandringham could hint at a way back for Harry and Meghan | UK News

Christmas broadcasts are a moment for the monarch to reflect on the year, and 2023 certainly brought plenty for the King to contemplate.

It was a year punctuated with drama, from the coronation to the public airing of private family fallouts.

Perhaps this is why the King wanted to play it safe with his Christmas message.

His message contained no big statements or bold proclamations.

The themes were straightforward, with praise for those who serve others, and statements about the climate crisis and the conflict in the Middle East.

But all the references were cautious and uncontentious.

The royal Christmas broadcast can feel personal. This one was perhaps more perfunctory.

The late Queen would surround herself with family photos.

But it was a different look for this climate-conscious King who stood next to a living Christmas tree, soon to be replanted.

Like his mother, though, it’s clear the King’s Christian faith is of profound importance to him.

Read more:
William and Kate release new photo of children

King and Queen show their funny side in documentary
Pope offers solidarity with Bethlehem

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Royals greet crowds at Sandringham on Christmas Day

This was a simple message, spoken to the country and the Commonwealth.

An attempt to show the King as a steady, stable head of state.

King Charles wants to show he has successfully navigated a tricky year.

The large-scale public events like the coronation and his first state visits have all passed smoothly.

But the family rift with Harry and Meghan still casts a shadow.

Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Sarah Ferguson attend the Royal Family's Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene's church, as the Royals take residence at the Sandringham estate
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (right),…

More information about this article Read More
This notice was published: 2023-12-25 15:07:00

By Sky News

Sky News is a British 24-hour information television channel, the first in Europe of its kind, launched on February 5, 1989 by the British Sky Broadcasting Company.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *