For the first time in a long time, most of the media coverage surrounding the royal family is positive these days.
It certainly won’t last, but the Windsor group is probably enjoying a brief respite from the criticism brought by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Of course, this is not at all appreciated by the royal family, and there are still daily reminders that the organization in general and some members in particular are not very popular in the UK or abroad.
To the surprise of many, Meghan Merkel and Prince Harry were invited to the Jubilee.
Meghan and Harry met the Queen last month and soon after she invited the couple in person.
Meghan is quite popular on this side of the pond, but she remains a rather divisive figure abroad.
Hario has fallen out of favor with many for believing that he had abandoned his family and taken control of Meghan – propagated by Pierce Morgan and other professional haters.
So there was a lot of speculation about how Sussex would be greeted by the Queen’s subjects at their first public event in the UK for more than two years.
And according to reporters covering Friday’s Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Harry and Megan’s reactions were definitely mixed.
Royal journalist Richard Palmer tweeted, “There was a high response from the crowd for the arrival of Harry and Meghan: a mix of Bush and Cheers.”
The British press likes any excuse to criticize Sussex, but Palmer admits the couple is happier than Bush.
Our correspondent outside says what sounded like a mixed reaction turned out to be a clear exhilaration as we reached the top of the Sussex stage.
Several media outlets have doubled-down in the shadows, noting that Prince William and Kate Middleton came to cheer the deaf.
But hey, it could be worse for Meghan and Harry – countless viewers say Prime Minister Boris Johnson was met with enthusiastic jokes and a few more four-letter words.
However, the jubilee has largely been a PR boon for Sussex.
For the first time since they moved to the United States in 2020, the couple were under the same roof as the entire royal family, and insiders say the interactions were mostly civilian.
Of course, while Queen Meghan seems to have been completely forgiven, it seems that the rest of the royal family did not rush past the last days.
Sources say there is still a lot of bad blood between Harry and Camilla Parker Bowles and it looks like neither side wants to bury the hatchet anytime soon.
And then there is the ongoing feud between Meghan and Kate, which also seems to be permanent.
Tomorrow is the first birthday of Harry and Megan’s daughter Lilibet.
And in a move that is either glorious or humiliatingly trivial – depending on who you are – Kate doesn’t seem to have been invited to Lilliput’s birthday party.
So yes, the British tabloid press will cover the feud between Meghan and Kate for the next 50 years.