How educated is the British royal family

Harry, Meghan and the British Royalty - The Great Mud Fight

The PR battle between Harry, Meghan and the British royal family is entering the next round. The two provoke the Queen with an interview. Is the history of the royals repeating itself?

PR coup and provocation: Harry and Meghan give Oprah Winfrey an interview / dpa

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Tessa Szyszkowitz is the London correspondent for the Austrian weekly Profil. In September 2018, “Real English - Britain and Brexit” was published. Photo: Alex Schlacher

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Prince Philipp has been in the hospital for over two weeks. Queen Elizabeth II's 99-year-old husband had heart surgery this week in London. The Queen Consort is currently resting in a private hospital named after King Edward VII. The Queen's British subjects - and not only convinced royalists - are worried about Philip's well-being these days: Will he still be able to celebrate his 100th birthday in the summer?

For the members of the Royal Court, however, another, somewhat more mundane question is even more urgent: If there is still a royal funeral in the corona pandemic, then everything from the royal family, government and above all from Prince Philip himself would have to go down to the smallest detail for years Detail has been planned to be overturned. Because the English Covid measures currently only allow 30 mourners at funerals.

Roland Völkel | Sat, March 6, 2021 - 6:52 p.m.

In reply to Have I subscribed to Die BUNTE - Bild der Frau? by Bernd Muhlack

I thought of that as soon as I saw the headline without having read your K., Mr. Muhlack.
We don't have summer yet - a "summer slump" where such humbug appears!
Does it need the CICERO to report something irrelevant?
Mrs. Szyszkowitz seems to be aristocratic.
No comment

helmut armbruster | Sat, March 6, 2021 - 4:26 pm

is said to have called in the French Revolution.
Apparently it has not been lubricated well enough, because we still have these gentlemen among us.
Just ignore them and not give them so much interest and attention.

Fritz Elvers | Sat, March 6, 2021 - 4:56 pm

that he can do it again.

Then maybe he could even greet Laschet as Chancellor.

I really don't care what happens to the youngsters.

God Save The Queen.

Dorothee Sehrt-Irrek | Sat, March 6, 2021 - 5:22 pm

Monarchists think this couple should have known what they were getting into.
Exactly, and I have no doubt that Diana knew very well, didn't she come from a nobility even older than the Windsors?
Diana knew it and so she protested.
If these women or men don't do it, who else is going to do it?
Aristocracy is not only a question of the right family, it was rarely a question of the right family in the past, but also a matter of noble doing!
It's nice if this time it doesn't hit the firstborn with his wife, who seems to have no less iron energy than her grandma-in-law.
Although older, Meghan is certainly more unprotected, but has the man who must have collapsed inside at the very early death of her mother.
The Windsors had time enough to contradict the marriage in time, now Meghan is a very prominent part of the royal family and maybe she is protecting her husband and children above all.
Mrs. Winfrey is USA's highest class

Fritz Elvers | Sat, March 6, 2021 - 8:57 pm

In reply to What a lovely couple! by Dorothee Sehrt-Irrek

Despite your mostly profound and thoroughly Republican comments, I can't get rid of the feeling that you are secretly reading the Yellow Press. But have fun!

bruno leutze | Sun, March 7, 2021 - 9:37 am

In reply to What a lovely couple! by Dorothee Sehrt-Irrek

They should take over the cultural branch at Cicero if they didn't mean their contribution ironically.
They wrote beautifully, sympathetically - emphatically.
Good for the Sunday soul in Corona times, for whom - not only gazettes - also a dignified magazine next to cooking recipes can show that nothing in the world always runs smoothly and that even a healthy-looking apple can have a worm.
beautiful, just beautiful ...

Bernd Muhlack | Sun, March 7, 2021 - 8:03 pm

In reply to What a lovely couple! by Dorothee Sehrt-Irrek

Hello Mrs. Sehrt-Irrek!

Yes, the old, great, shrill Philip and the "Elsbeth"

Mrs. Sehrt-Irrek,
I "hate" this aristocratic / thing church fuss ...
Yes, there are exceptions!

You know, "nobility" is not a profession.
However, in really good circles one is also "educated" - in the sense of using the (still) existing intelligence.

A comment...

Lady Diana!
Some of them become more and more beautiful as they age, don't they?
Yes, that was indeed shocking at the time!

A tip: take a look at the pictures whether Diana / Africa / mines!
... just goggle
... thats also shocking --- Lady Di, I take this empathy from!
That wasn't a FAKE!
Laughing eyes can't lie - as my grandpa Jupp used to say.
It used to be said KRÜPPEL --- word cosmetics help those affected nickesse!

Perhaps my comment will reach you - it would be nice.

... yes, look at these pictures, please - very impressive!
... "diana africa ... enough"!
- and the misery never ends ..............


Dorothee Sehrt-Irrek | Mon, March 8, 2021 - 12:41 pm

In reply to ... Mr. Muhlack ... again ... by Bernd Muhlack

but I didn't want to make a political statement with my personal affinities.
The nobility was abolished for the former German Empire?
He is probably not a little preserved in other countries in the hope of him?
I do think that aristocracy was a profession in the past, which one cannot inherit, but then survived in the form of institutionalization.
Still, I love to watch Chinese, South Korean and Japanese films because the strange ways honor their royal past.
In families themselves, the nobility may survive as a claim to themselves.
I am very grateful that I can live in a parliamentary democracy.
Perhaps Harry and Meghan are the beginning of the end of the English monarchy.
Wouldn't that be a nice "ending"?
Prince Charles would then pave the way as king for this beautiful "end".
But also for religions I would like to ring in a nice "end" for ALL divine children.

Brigitte Simon | Sat, March 6, 2021 - 11:27 pm

and educationally valuable. I was already familiar with the content. While I was waiting at the dentist
told me the colorful, the feminist "woman in the picture" or "in the picture the woman" the royal Hollywood mud fight.
My goodness told me my heart, I'm fine.

Marianne Bernstein | Sun, March 7, 2021 - 9:39 am

Yes, his mother Diana was a victim, but marketing this victim status now is just shameless. What can Mr. and Mrs. Sussex do? Nothing! To collect millions for it is simply outrageous.

Ernst-Günther Konrad | Sun, March 7, 2021 - 9:52 am

Your article is sober and factual, at least not as sensational as the Yellow Press. In any case, I won't watch this interview and otherwise I only have one opinion. Noise happens in the best family. To carry it out publicly and to make it a camp war in the media and the population is shameless. May the British decide for themselves how to deal with it.

Klaus Funke | Sun, March 7, 2021 - 12:36 pm

Why is CICERO involved in this nonsense? Has the magazine recently been part of the "Yellow Press"? How many of the regular readers of CICERO are interested in that? These gentlemen are parasites. They look nice and enjoy opposing the royal establishment. So what? Is that what the world cares about? What exactly is this couple doing? Where does your coal come from? Please do not include bonuses from interviews. The nobility is a thing of the past. The gentlemen do not fit into our time. What are you doing for us? Environment, love of animals, it's so green - what's that supposed to mean? They should take their coal and build schools and hospitals in Africa or South America wherever the kingdom is guilty. And across the board. Without PR and colorful photos. They should work "in the sweat of their brow" - everything else is frills. The two ride on the same wave and ultimately do PR for themselves. And CICERO joins in - Ugh!

Gerhard Lenz | Mon, March 8, 2021 - 1:40 p.m.

In reply to disinterest! by Klaus Funke

I know it's silly, Mr. Funke. I admit I got weak. I just couldn't hold back.
If a writer writes about "royalties" but means "royalties", then perhaps in the future he should be a little more reluctant to blame others for their grammatical errors.
This is what happened here, in this forum. But anyone who grew up in the GDR knows that many are more equal than equal.
You don't have to like the post about the dropouts from royalty either. But if you are critical of those who continue to squander taxpayers' money in their palaces and summer or winter residences, "God willed". Which one can criticize, for which there are good reasons.
It is different with a Mr Putin, whom, as we know, you like very much: He is also ruler for life, legally unassailable - in short, a reincarnated tsar.
For whom, however, you can only find good words.
Same as the same ...

hanno woitek | Sun, March 7, 2021 - 3:54 p.m.

this eternal and silly reporting about this royal chic chick and the affair son of Diana. The world really has more serious problems than this ridiculous quality of colorful journals.

Walter Bühler | Sun, March 7, 2021 - 5:05 p.m.

... I suddenly long for Friedrich Wilhelm III. and after his beautiful (!) wife Louise of Prussia.

Oh the House of Hohenzollern, oh real nobility, oh king and queen, oh pious father and mother, oh patriotism and fulfillment of duty, ... oh, ...

... how beautiful it was once upon a time!

But why such a Schicki-Micki-Crap appears on March 8th, I don't quite understand.

Kai-Oliver Hügle | Mon, March 8, 2021 - 05:44

It does not seem to have occurred to anyone that this is about two people who have turned their backs on the Royal Family and Great Britain, for reasons mentioned in the article.
Reservations about Markle's dark skin tone play a central role in this, which I suspect is the real reason for the grim suspicion with which this article is commented on.
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Walter Bühler | Mon, March 8, 2021 - 3:03 p.m.

In reply to Ouch! by Kai-Oliver Hügle

these two as poor Brexit victims and perfidious racist victims! Really, you have to come to that! Excellent!

It's a shame that they didn't flee to us, our great Berlin or at least our great EU. With us you would have a real chance.

Kai Hügle | Mon, March 8, 2021 - 16:35

In reply to Mr. Hügle, just great, ... by Walter Bühler

... that you have neither read nor understood this comment, my contribution, or the linked article. Then you would have noticed two things:

1) That well and very well qualified people are leaving the country and therefore there can be no talk of "poor Brexit victims";
2) that Harry and Meghan did not leave Great Britain because of Brexit, but mainly because Meghan did not feel respected.

It seems to me that reading skills are not only falling rapidly among school-age children ...