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Rebecca English reveals Camilla was ‘broken’ and ‘grief stricken’ after the queen died

In the latest episode of Palace Confidential Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English reveals Camilla was ‘broken’ and ‘grief stricken’ after the Queen died.

A panel of royal commentators and experts discussed King Charles III and the Queen Consort’s relationship for the latest episode of Mail+’s popular royal talk show Palace Confidential, while also exploring if the new royal portraits caused a transatlantic clash.   

Andrew Pierce, consultant editor of the Daily Mail, said that the new fab four looked like a ‘good team’, while Rebecca admitted King Charles is ‘very affectionate’ with Camilla. 

The royal editor said: ‘I was with the King and Queen consort on Monday in Edinburgh and it was the first time I saw them since they came back to Buckingham palace after the Queen died.

In the latest episode of Palace Confidential Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English reveals Camilla was ‘broken’ and ‘grief stricken’ after the queen died

Rebecca said: ‘I think I said at the time she looked broken like really grief-stricken and obviously not quite sure of the reception she would get.’ 

Andrew went onto say that Camilla for many years was seen as the ‘wicked witch’ after the breakdown of Princess Diana’s and Charles’ marriage but she ‘stuck at it.’ 

He said: ‘Camilla was wicked witch and she knew it, and in private she used to make jokes about being the wicked witch.

‘But she stuck at it because she loves him and he loves her and I think it’s an extraordinary testament to their love.’ 

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, waves as they leave Dunfermline Abbey, after a visit to mark its 950th anniversary in Scotland

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, waves as they leave Dunfermline Abbey, after a visit to mark its 950th anniversary in Scotland 

Camilla, King Charles, Prince William and the Princess of Wales, pose at Buckingham Palace, ahead of the reception for Heads of State and Official Overseas Guests

Camilla, King Charles, Prince William and the Princess of Wales, pose at Buckingham Palace, ahead of the reception for Heads of State and Official Overseas Guests

Rebecca revealed that Charles is ‘a very different person’ when he’s not around Camilla.

She said: ‘She knows how to handle him, they have been married 17 years, I think people forget that, she’s been with him longer than she hasn’t been with him in her whole life. 

She continued: ‘They are good together they are a good team together.’ 

Elsewhere in the show they discussed if the new royal portraits had caused another transatlantic clash.  

Earlier this week Buckingham Palace released the first official picture of King Charles with his Queen Consort.

By their side stands the Prince of Wales, his eldest son and heir – clearly a good deal taller than Charles – and the newly appointed Princess of Wales, his wife. 

A panel of royal commentators and experts discussed King Charles III and the Queen Consort's relationship for the latest episode of Mail+'s popular royal talk show Palace Confidential, while also exploring the if the new royal portraits caused another transatlantic clash

A panel of royal commentators and experts discussed King Charles III and the Queen Consort’s relationship for the latest episode of Mail+’s popular royal talk show Palace Confidential, while also exploring the if the new royal portraits caused another transatlantic clash

Andrew Pierce, consultant editor of the Daily Mail, said that the new fab four looked like a 'good team'

Andrew Pierce, consultant editor of the Daily Mail, said that the new fab four looked like a ‘good team’

They stand on the Ministers Stairs at Buckingham Palace, where portraits of past monarchs adorn the walls. Behind them is a portrait of King George III, the longest-reigning King in British history. 

No sooner had Buckingham Palace released a portrait than another portrait emerged from the Sussex’s in California.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released an image of the two of them from an event they attended in the UK just before the death of the Queen. 

Rebecca said the timing of the portrait was ‘puzzling’ saying: ‘[It] begs the question, why suddenly release them now?’ 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released an image of the two of them from an event they attended in the UK just before the death of the Queen (pictured, in November)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released an image of the two of them from an event they attended in the UK just before the death of the Queen (pictured, in November)  

The Daily Mail’s consultant editor Andrew believes it was down to a bad case of ‘me, me, me!’ with the couple not wanting the public to forget them. 

He said: ‘I actually thought the timing was pitiful.’ 

Elsewhere the panel looked at how another European royal family are engaging in a ‘slimming down’ process as the Queen of Denmark has stripped four of her grandchildren of their titles and they ask is this something King Charles should be doing? 

The Daily Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden believes that it is saying: ‘She has set a good example that I personally hope that King Charles will follow in terms of saying that to the second son, in our case Harry.’

In another part of the conversation they took a look at a new book on the new Queen.  Angela Levin gave some fascinating insight into how she put together her new book Camilla.

Elsewhere the panel looked at how another European royal family are engaging in a ‘slimming down’ process as the Queen of Denmark has stripped four of her grandchildren of their titles and they ask is this something King Charles should be doing?

Elsewhere the panel looked at how another European royal family are engaging in a ‘slimming down’ process as the Queen of Denmark has stripped four of her grandchildren of their titles and they ask is this something King Charles should be doing?

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