Where is Kate Middleton? The royal mystery the world is trying to solve | 60 Minutes Australia

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17 Mar 202420:59

Summary

TLDRThe transcript discusses the challenges facing the British monarchy, including King Charles' cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the mystery surrounding Princess Kate's health condition. The lack of public appearances by Kate and the secrecy around her situation have led to widespread speculation. The transcript also touches on the impact of these issues on the royal family's image and the potential need for succession planning. The narrative suggests that the monarchy may be facing a period of transition, with Prince William potentially stepping up to a more prominent role.

Takeaways

  • ๐Ÿฐ The royal family is currently facing a crisis with King Charles undergoing cancer treatment and Princess Kate's health condition being a subject of mystery and speculation.
  • ๐Ÿ‘‘ King Charles' love for his role is highlighted, with the cancer diagnosis being a significant blow to him and raising concerns about the monarchy's stability.
  • ๐Ÿ” The lack of transparency regarding Princess Kate's health has led to widespread rumors and conjecture, with some suggesting the palace is concealing the truth.
  • ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ King Charles' health battle and the mystery around Princess Kate's condition have led to a PR fiasco, with the royal family's image suffering as a result.
  • ๐Ÿคด Prince William, as the Prince of Wales, is stepping up his responsibilities, balancing caring for his family and potentially preparing for a more significant role in the monarchy.
  • ๐Ÿฅ Both King Charles and Princess Kate have been absent from public engagements, with King Charles receiving treatment and Kate's absence sparking rumors and conspiracy theories.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ A photoshopped image of Princess Kate and her children has added fuel to the speculation, leading to a PR scandal for the royal family.
  • ๐Ÿค Despite the challenges, there are signs of support for King Charles, with the public showing concern for his health and well-being.
  • ๐Ÿ‘€ The crisis has exposed the fragility of a reduced royal family, with the absence of King Charles and Princess Kate leaving a noticeable gap in the family's public presence.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ The situation has prompted discussions about the future of the monarchy, with questions about whether it will continue in its current form or if changes are needed to maintain relevance and public support.

Q & A

  • What is the current crisis facing the royal family?

    -The royal family is facing a crisis due to King Charles' cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the mysterious absence of Princess Kate, which has led to rumors and speculation about her health condition. This situation has put the monarchy's stability and public image at risk.

  • How has King Charles' health issue been described in the transcript?

    -King Charles' health issue has been described as a serious blow for him, as he loves being King. He was found to have cancer during a routine prostate operation, and the type and extent of the cancer remain undisclosed.

  • What is the public's reaction to the lack of transparency regarding the royal family's health issues?

    -The public is speculating and creating various rumors about the health issues of the royal family, particularly Princess Kate. The lack of clear information has led to a frenzy of speculation and conspiracy theories.

  • What role is Prince William expected to play during this crisis?

    -Prince William is expected to take on a larger role during this crisis, as he has had to reduce his public engagements to care for his ill wife and his father. He is also reportedly at the center of accelerated succession planning.

  • How has the royal family's 'slimmed-down' approach been impacted by the current crisis?

    -The 'slimmed-down' approach has been revealed to be fragile, as the current crisis has shown the strain on the remaining working royals. The lack of younger and high-profile members has made it difficult for the family to maintain their public duties and image.

  • What is the significance of the coronation details mentioned in the transcript?

    -The attention to detail during King Charles' coronation highlights the monarchy's commitment to precision and tradition. However, the current crisis has disrupted the usual focus on such details, reflecting the challenges the royal family is facing.

  • What is the speculation about Princess Kate's health condition?

    -There is wide speculation about Princess Kate's health, ranging from serious illnesses to cosmetic procedures. The palace has not provided clear information, leading to increased public curiosity and rumors.

  • How has the royal family's public image been affected by the recent events?

    -The royal family's public image has been negatively impacted by the lack of transparency and the unfolding health crises. The family appears to be in disarray, which is a departure from the usual portrayal of a united and well-managed monarchy.

  • What is the role of the extended royal family members during this time?

    -Extended royal family members, such as Queen Camilla, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, have been stepping forward to take on more public duties due to the health issues of King Charles and Princess Kate.

  • What is the general public's perception of the royal family's current situation?

    -The general public perceives the royal family's current situation as a soap opera, with intrigue and drama that is hard to resist. The crisis has captured the public's attention and has led to increased interest in the monarchy's future.

  • What is the potential outcome of the current crisis for the monarchy?

    -The outcome of the crisis could lead to a royal family that is not only slimmed down but also operates differently, with less emphasis on duty and more focus on being a modern, relatable institution.

Outlines

00:00

๐Ÿฐ Royal Crisis and Health Concerns

The video script discusses the ongoing crisis within the royal family, highlighting King Charles' health issues and the secrecy surrounding Princess Kate's absence. It mentions the king's cancer diagnosis, the mystery around Kate's condition, and the impact on the monarchy's image. The narrative also touches on the public's reaction to the royal family's current challenges and the speculation about the future of the monarchy.

05:01

๐Ÿค• King Charles' Cancer Battle and Public Perception

This paragraph delves into King Charles' battle with cancer, discovered during a routine operation. It explores the public's support for the king and his continued dedication to his duties despite the diagnosis. The paragraph also discusses the palace's handling of the situation, with insiders like Christina Kirakou providing insights into the king's resilience and determination to fight the disease.

10:04

๐ŸŒŸ Kate's Mysterious Absence and Speculations

The script addresses the conspicuous absence of Princess Kate from the public eye, with each passing day deepening the mystery around her condition. It mentions various rumors and speculations, from serious health issues to cosmetic procedures, and the palace's struggle to manage the situation. The paragraph also discusses the impact of Kate's absence on the royal family's public image and the speculation about her potential return.

15:06

๐Ÿ‘‘ The Future of the Monarchy Amidst Crises

This section of the script focuses on the potential future of the monarchy, with Prince William being prepared for a rapid succession due to the health crises facing the royal family. It discusses the strain on the working royals, the possibility of a slimmed-down monarchy, and the need for the royal family to prove their relevance to the public. The paragraph also touches on the potential roles of other royal family members and the impact of the current situation on the public's perception of the monarchy.

20:08

๐ŸŽ‰ The Royal Family's Resilience and Public Interest

The final paragraph highlights the royal family's resilience in the face of adversity and the public's enduring interest in their lives. It discusses the role of figures like Queen Camilla and Princess Anne in supporting the monarchy during this challenging time. The script ends with a note on the potential for a changed royal family structure and the public's fascination with the royals, likening their story to a soap opera that continues to captivate audiences.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กRoyal Family

The Royal Family refers to the immediate family of a reigning monarch and their closest relatives. In the context of the video, it highlights the current challenges and public scrutiny faced by the British Royal Family, particularly with King Charles' health issues and the mysterious absence of Princess Kate.

๐Ÿ’กKing Charles

King Charles is the current reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. His health crisis has led to a reevaluation of the monarchy's operations and future planning.

๐Ÿ’กCancer

Cancer refers to a range of diseases involving the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. In the video, it is mentioned as the health issue that King Charles is battling, which has significant implications for the royal family and the nation.

๐Ÿ’กPrincess Kate

Princess Kate, also known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is a senior member of the British Royal Family and wife of Prince William. The video focuses on the mystery and speculation surrounding her extended absence from the public eye.

๐Ÿ’กSuccession Planning

Succession planning refers to the process of systematically grooming and preparing future leaders to take over key roles in an organization or family. In the context of the video, it relates to the preparations for Prince William to potentially take over the throne earlier than anticipated due to King Charles' health issues.

๐Ÿ’กPublic Relations

Public Relations (PR) involves managing the spread of information between an individual or entity and the public. The video highlights a PR fiasco surrounding a photoshopped image of Princess Kate and her children, which damaged the royal family's image.

๐Ÿ’กRoyal Protocol

Royal Protocol refers to the established rules of behavior and etiquette within the royal family and during official royal engagements. The video touches on the importance of detail and precision in royal activities and how recent events have disrupted these norms.

๐Ÿ’กHealth Crisis

A health crisis refers to a challenging or critical situation related to an individual's or a group's health. In the video, it is used to describe the serious medical conditions affecting key members of the royal family, specifically King Charles and Princess Kate.

๐Ÿ’กMedia Speculation

Media speculation involves the formation and dissemination of theories or assumptions about events, often based on incomplete information. The video addresses the rampant speculation in the media about the royal family's health and personal issues due to a lack of official information.

๐Ÿ’กMonarchy

A monarchy is a form of government in which a single person, typically a hereditary ruler, holds supreme authority. The video discusses the British Monarchy, its current challenges, and the potential for changes in its structure and operation.

๐Ÿ’กPrivacy

Privacy refers to the state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people. In the context of the video, it relates to the royal family's desire to maintain a private life amidst public scrutiny and the media's interest in their personal affairs.

Highlights

The King's health crisis and its impact on the royal family.

King Charles' love for his role and the 'brutal blow' due to his health issues.

The mystery surrounding Princess Kate's conspicuous absence and her deepening condition.

The palace's effort to keep details secret and the public's reaction.

King Charles' cancer diagnosis and its implications for the monarchy.

The behind-the-scenes preparation for royal events and the importance of detail.

The pledge of loyalty to King Charles by Prince William.

The crisis in the monarchy due to the King's health and the mystery around Kate.

Speculations and rumors about Princess Kate's health and absence.

The challenges faced by the royal family and the public's perception.

The potential acceleration of Prince William's succession due to the King's health.

The impact of King Charles' diagnosis on the royal family dynamics and public engagements.

The role of Queen Camilla and other royals in stepping up during the crisis.

The potential need for a reset and reevaluation of the monarchy's structure.

The importance of the royal family's relevance and purpose in modern society.

The possibility of a slimmed-down monarchy and changes in the royal family's working model.

The potential for a royal family that looks and works differently in the future.

The public's fascination with the royal family's dramas and the impact on their interest.

Transcripts

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alarm bells in the palace could they be

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ringing could be serious crown and out

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it's a brutal blow for him the king

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loves being King the Mony in crisis Kate

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being conspicuously absent and with each

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passing day the mystery surrounding her

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condition is

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deepening coming up on 60 Minutes why

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are they not telling us is the palace

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concealing the truth the effort to keep

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the details secret is incredible about

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the princess in Harding and our seek

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King he's hopefully will be okay if he's

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not no I don't want to say that because

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you run with it Bain

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share it's not what we commoners expect

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to see the royal family in disarray they

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seem incapable of escaping yet that's

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the reality of the past few weeks with

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King Charles largely out of action as he

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receives treatment for cancer the firm

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is floundering

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how for example did a simple photograph

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of a supposedly happy princess Katherine

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and her children turn into a worldwide

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photoshopping Scandal that PR Fiasco

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must surely go down as one of the

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palace's greatest stuff UPS so what's

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really going on and is there a royal

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competent enough to restore the shine to

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the

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crowny if there's one thing the British

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Monarchy likes to get right it's detail

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glorious

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detail a prime example being the

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coronation of King

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Charles toes yours are together on that

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one and then okay I just need to come

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back a fraction this way towards me to

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the BR and so can you get your um that

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foot on that

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one I love it I love it behind the

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scenes from photos of the king and queen

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to the preparation of royal ro hopes are

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very good yes so

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look Splendid excruciating exacting

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planning left nothing to chance was it

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that side left side

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it your left cheek is

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better for the palace certainty is

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everything but right now there's

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precious little of that to go around God

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Save the King I William Prince of Wales

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pledge my loyalty to you as your Le man

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of life and limb so help me

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[Applause]

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God just 18 months in the reign of King

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Charles is mired in

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crisis what's Plan B I don't think

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there's a there's a great deal of

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long-term planning going on when there's

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so much what if going on from the king's

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Health Battle to the mystery surrounding

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the princess of

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Wilds the whole nation is now asking the

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question where is okay disaster wait

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there's a lot to unpack there there is

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his slimmed down monarchy is coming

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apart at the

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[Music]

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Saints why all the secrecy around Kate

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there is no secrecy around her I know

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there are all sorts of rumors floating

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around and I mean some are just beyond

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bizarre a combination of Palace missteps

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family feuds and sheer exhaustion

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conspiring to take the gloss off this

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new Royal era the palace is really

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struggling and so the future is very

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uncertain and people some people are

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assuming the worst and that you know

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William may actually come to the throne

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far quicker than anyone had

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imagined it had all been going so well

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until a routine prostate operation on

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the king in late January how are you

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feeling as the 75-year-old left Hospital

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with qu Camilla there was no hint of the

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bombshell to come surgeons had found

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cancer even now 6 weeks on what type and

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where remains shrouded in

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secrecy well Christina it's hard to

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imagine a London where King Charles

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isn't out and about I have to say Adam

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it would be really hard to imagine that

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cuz he does like getting out and about

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and meeting the public if anyone has an

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inside into to how King Charles might be

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coping it's Christina kiraku from 2009

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to

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2017 she was his Communications

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secretary a key adviser at the heart of

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the then Prince's inner sanctum the

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king's got quite the battle ahead of him

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I agree I think it's like any person

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receiving a cancer diagnosis initially

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there's shock and then you want to find

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out everything so he does have a battle

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ahead of him but no matter what he will

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still be performing his duties there

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will be no public engagements for quite

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some time but if anything the king

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appears to have been speeding up rather

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than slowing down in recent weeks I have

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been most deeply touched by your

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wonderfully kind and thoughtful good

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wishes for my health and in return can

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only continue to serve you to the best

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of my ability throughout the

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Commonwealth recently we've seen a

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whirlwind of meetings with politicians

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and heads of state punctuated by weekly

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visits to the hospital for treatment

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it's wonderful to see you looking so

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well it's all done by

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mirors well we're all we're all behind

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you the country is behind you the king

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might have cancer but to Christina

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kiraku he seems pretty unfazed about it

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all you know he's keeping his humor and

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that makes me feel optimistic this is a

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man that no matter what he's done he's

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done it to the nth degree

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so the fight for his diagnosis I feel

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like he'll be attacking it with as much

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Zeal as everything

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else King Charles's cancer was

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discovered by chance here at the London

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Clinic a surgeons carried out an

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operation to treat an enlarged prostate

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this is also where the Princess of Wales

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spent nearly 2 weeks recovering from

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abdominal surgery while Charles has been

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out and about Kate has been

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conspicuously absent from the public

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gaze and with each passing day the

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mystery surrounding her condition is

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deepening the secrecy surrounding Kate

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is is fascinating in fact I'm convinced

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that the only reason we were told that

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King Charles had this prostate problem

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was to deflect attention from what's

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going on with Kate because I suspect is

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much more

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[Music]

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serious Tom Quinn is a well-connected

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Royal author who delves deeply into the

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secret workings of the monarchy he

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thinks it's high time we were given some

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clear Direction about the palace going

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on usually with these things it's much

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better to be open right because if you

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don't say what's going on you just

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invite people to speculate it's a it's a

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natural human instinct we can't help

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doing it where is Kate

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Middleton where are you

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Kate some people think she's dead some

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people think she got a BBL from a

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Brazilian buttlift on the Royal derri a

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to a haircut gone wrong speculation has

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been as ludicrous as it's been

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exhaustive she's in a coma she's had a

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face lift until now a long lens

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Paparazzi shot has given us the only

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clear view of her since Christmas other

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than the now Infamous Photoshop fail of

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Kate and the kids which unsurprisingly

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fed a frenzy of susp it has been pulled

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by five major news agencies because they

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say it was manipulated but all it's done

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is add to these conspiracy theorists

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George this is all very

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strange why wouldn't the Princess of

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Wales come out and say I'm okay so we

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see her I think Kate probably would have

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done that but remember one of the big

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things that Princess Diana hated about

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being in the Raw family I think Harry

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too is the fact that you're you're not a

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free agent you can't move you can't

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scratch your ear or brush your teeth

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unless this vast machine that runs a raw

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family gives you the okay you know and I

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suspect she would have said she would

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have been open about it but she's

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probably been advised you look don't say

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anything because it will just lead to

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more speculation again the palace

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probably getting that wrong because not

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to saying leads to more speculation

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telling us stops it for all the furor

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Tom Queen says more than 3 months off

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the job is plainly the result of just

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one thing a very serious health

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challenge I mean I suspect it

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complications caused by hysterectomy or

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a benign growth but you know you don't

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take that much time off if you're not

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very ill well the palace says we'll see

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Kate back soon can we believe that um I

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think from Easter she probably will

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gradually come back into you know into

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view more publicly but I suspect it will

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be quite slow and the fact that they've

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tried to swing the attention of the

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press and the public to King Charles is

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probably linked to the fact that she's

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basically said I'm exhausted you seen

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how thin she is she's so thin you know

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it's not it's not

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good as for King Charles Tom thinks that

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he too is facing a more serious

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prognosis then perhaps it

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appears well I've spoken to someone who

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knows the family well and she said look

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I can't give you the exact details but

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it is an aggressive cancer you know it's

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not good it's treatable but it's it's

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aggressive you know and everyone is

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really worried because it's not

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something that's going to be easy to

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treat so this could be going on either

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for quite a while or sadly not long at

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all that's exactly the treatment is

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going to be really really damaging for

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child it'll be sick nausea um will

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there'll be weight loss you know it's

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going to it's going to be

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dramatic all of which is taking a toll

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on the air to the throne Prince William

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he's been forced to whittle down his

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public diary to focus on his wife and

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father and stay home to look after the

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kids while also according to Tom Queen

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being at the center of rapidly

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accelerated succession planning I've

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been assured that already succession

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planning is taking place and originally

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until this diagnosis um the idea was

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okay we've got at least five years till

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you know King Charles is roughly 80

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before we have to start thinking about

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preparing William to take over the

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over so at the moment you've got Prince

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William trying to care for his father

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who has cancer but then also being

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trained to take the throne I think you

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can see in recent film and pictures of

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of William you can see the stress

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because first your father may be Gravely

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ill or become Gravely ill may even die

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but then you've got yikes I'm going to

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be I'm going to be king what does that

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involve so you know he's going to have

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to get up to speed in the next few years

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already trimmed back to just 10 working

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Royals and with two of the leading

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lights out of action The Strain on those

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who remain is showing as you'll see it

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all begs the question is there anyone

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spare who might be called on in the

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family's time of need the fact that some

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people might want Harry back is neither

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here nor there some people have

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appalling taste to no

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judgment you don't hold back do you I'm

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trying to avoid telling you what I think

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I'm trying to be

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[Laughter]

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discreet it's not every day you get

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invited to a castle but when you're

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meeting up with British aristocracy a

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certain quality of residence is to be

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expected lady C hello greetings welcome

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to Castle Goring thank you thank you do

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come do come showing me around her

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palatial home is Lady Colin Campbell

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better known as lady C well this is

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Queen Victoria's budo she's a colorful

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socialite and bestselling Royal author

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so this is the state dining room who

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prides herself in very much keeping a

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finger on the Blue Blood of the royal

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pulse seats up to 26 comfortably who

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have you hosted here in your

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time can't mention their names but you

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will know of some of

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them with all that's been happening

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around King Charles there's hardly been

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a more productive time for dining table

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discourse this is a king who waited

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decades and decades to be king it's a

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brutal blow for him

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what would he be thinking right

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now life is

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unfair life can be cruel Anything Could

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Happen yes of course anything could

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happen he could die but if they've

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caught something early and it's

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treatable which it is he's hopefully

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going to be all right

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so everybody's

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optimistic and we just wait wey there's

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nothing we can do except weency is there

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as for the Princess of Wales lady C

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believes there's nothing secretive going

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on just the appropriate respect for the

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Privacy that would and should be shown

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to any patient I mean why would she be

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expected to give any more information

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would you ask your mother or Aunt or

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grandmother or sister to oh come on you

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know share it with the neighbors and I

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mean I'm afraid that's not how people

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function and let's remember we are

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dealing with

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people why all the secrecy around Kate

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there is no secrecy around her they have

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said what was wrong with her and they

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have said how long it's going to take

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there is no secrecy around her I know

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there are all sorts of rumors floating

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around and I mean some are just beyond

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bizarre but Catherine will certainly be

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up and about in the not too distant

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future are we sure about that I'm pretty

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sure about how can we be sure about

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that you may not be sure about it but

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I'm sure about

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it she's a very popular key Royal though

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she leaves quite the whole in the royal

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family when she's not seen by the public

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she certainly does but then that's what

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happens when you're the star of a

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show the current Health crisis has

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certainly revealed one thing Above All

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Else the fragility of a working royal

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family that has been reduced to the

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beest of bonds I've been seeing for 25

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years that the King was absolutely wrong

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and that a slim down monarchy would be

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an absolute disaster and I think that

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they are at a Crossroads and it's crunch

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time and they need to get their act

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together and they need to rectify the

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error of having slimmed down too

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much well I don't hear alarm bells in

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the palace Robert but could they be

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ringing they are not ringing yet

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business as usual as a phrase I keep

16:20

hearing that in the church chilian

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phrase wartime adage kbo keep buggering

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on amid all the conjecture about the

16:30

unfolding challenges Royal biographer

16:33

Robert Hardman is a voice of reassurance

16:36

he spent a year in the shadow of King

16:38

Charles as he chronicled his ascendancy

16:41

to the throne I think Easter is quite a

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key kind of turning point for for the

16:46

monarchy I think that's when there'll be

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kind of reset we'll sort of see where

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where things go from here would to

16:52

borrow a sporting analogy who's in

16:54

reserves who's Team B who's stepping up

16:56

to the plate obviously the the big

16:58

burden falls on William as a of the

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throne uh he's got his own issues

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obviously cuz he's got his wife ill at

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home he's looking after the kids I think

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what we've seen a lot of is Queen Camila

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and the Princess Royal um uh they they

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really um steep forward they're doing a

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lot of stuff you've still got the Duke

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and Duchess of Edinburgh uh and you've

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got the The Queen's cousins the Duke and

17:20

Duchess of Gloucester yeah if you if you

17:22

look back to 10 years ago 20 years ago

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and you see this sort of extended family

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you think well there's plenty of plenty

17:30

of people there to help out now it's

17:32

looking rather leaner but that's the way

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it is the draw back of the B team is

17:38

that both star power and youth are

17:41

non-existent the Duke and Duchess of

17:43

Edinburgh Edward and Sophie are 60

17:47

Princess Anne 73 and the dukee and

17:50

Duchess of Gloucester are approaching

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their 80s obviously there's another

17:55

member of the family who's completely uh

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out of action Prince Andrew um there's

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no way that he no matter how bad things

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get I don't think there's any appetite

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to bring him back into public life he's