Inside the royal court

The Royal Family has really been going through it, as they say. Charles has cancer. Katherine’s recovering from an undisclosed illness. And poor old Harry is practically American now. Who has been advising these people through the crises? And how soon can they be replaced?

A Delicate Balance

A good courtier fills a variety of roles, from offering advice to breaking in pairs of the monarch’s new shoes. They have to balance their loyalty between the royal family members they serve and the institution of the Royals, which has a high-maintenance brand. As with any job, some courtiers are better at the work than others — and the current lot has faced a lot of criticism in the wake of Harry and Meghan’s departure. Is there a way forward?

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