Writing for the Daily Express, columnist Angela Epstein said: “If one picture says thousands hurt, the first official portrait of the royal family to be released since the Queen’s passing clearly speaks volumes.
“The photograph depicts King Charles and Queen Camilla, along with Prince William and Princess Kate, at a formal reception the night before Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. A line-up that clearly shows there is no room at the inn for Harry and Meghan despite, that Portrait was taken when the couple was still in the UK and several days before they returned to California.
“Who knows if Team Sussex considered this a slight; though it’s hard to forget how they once formed part of a lovely family group for the official portrait to mark the then Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday in 2018 .
“Then again, since the couple stopped wearing their HRHs in 2020 after stepping away from royal duties, why should they be bothered? Since their flashbulb exit, the couple have been too busy smiling for other cameras. See, among others, Oprah and Netflix for details.
“All of this begs the question – why do the couple still bear the titles Duke and Duchess of Sussex at all?”
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