Harry and Meghan offer olive branch?
, to be the subject of a The Crown-style TV show, titled Af Guds nåde (By the Grace of God), made by the team behind the hit Danish noir thriller Borgen.
Producers told the Guardian the series will “embrace the royal family for better or worse,” and is the story of “a girl and her family”.
The show’s executive producer, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, said: “Regardless of whether you are royalist or not, and no matter how you spin it, she has a huge meaning for us as a people, in our little duck pond, but also out in the world.”
Prince Harry might want to screen his royal chums across the water more carefully. After he was pictured posing with a German who styles himself Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe at the Living Legends of Aviation awards, the Mail on Sunday got in touch with the head of the family, Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe, who said: “It’s very painful for me, this guy has been harvesting our name for his personal gain. Prince Harry cannot stoop lower than appearing with him. I would advise him to stay away from this man.”
The Mail says Mario-Max “claims he has the right to use the title after he was adopted by a distant relative of the family when he was 23 years old.” Schaumburg-Lippe is a region of Germany that used to be an independent principality. The region was absorbed into the German republic after the second world war.
The Daily Mail’s account of how Harry ended up dropping his libel case against the paper is, while unashamedly partisan, still fascinating reading about a “puzzling dispute” that has left Harry facing a massive legal bill, said to be around $900,000. Harry had disputed a report in the Mail on Sunday which claimed he had misrepresented an offer to pay for his own security. However, after a string of stunning legal successes for Harry and Meghan against the British tabloids, and with a number of cases still wending their way through the courts, we have likely not seen the last of litigation from Harry and Meghan against their tabloid tormentors.
This week in royal history
On Jan. 22, 1901, Queen Victoria died at Osborne House, Isle of Wight; she is buried at the Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore, Windsor. On Jan. 25, 1533, Henry VIII married his second wife Anne Boleyn at the Palace of Westminster, London. Anne was beheaded in 1536, and Henry next married Lady Jane Seymour the same year. (She died of postnatal complications in 1537, after giving birth to the future King Edward VI.)
Could Kate and Charles’ medical issues really help build a basis of a reconciliation with Harry and Meghan? Will Kate ever reveal what medical condition she has, and how will both Kate and Charles being out of action affect the visibility and work of the royals over the next few months?