Queen Camilla encourages King Charles to ‘slow down’ & not plan on traveling

Here are more photos from King Charles and Queen Side Chick’s Wednesday events. Not only did they do the service of dedication for the Order of the British Empire, they also hosted a garden party for the “creative arts” later in the day. Camilla and Charles coordinated – she wore a soft pink dress, he mimicked the pink with his vest. They hung out with C-listers and all was well. Charles’s schedule has really picked up in recent weeks and he’s planning on being seen a lot over the next month and a half, all while he’s still being treated for cancer. This has caused the Daily Beast’s sources to whisper that Camilla is trying to get Charles to slow down. What starts out as a piece about “a wife’s concerns for her elderly, cancer-stricken husband” turns into a barrage of hate about Prince Harry, of course. Some highlights:

Camilla wants Charles to slow down: “She has been trying to encourage him to slow down,” said one friend of the queen. “Of course, he wants to keep cracking on, but she is afraid that doing too much could set him back.”

Camilla makes notes in Charles’s briefing papers: The friend spoke to The Daily Beast after a report in the Daily Mail said that Camilla has resorted to scrawling marginalia into Charles’ daily schedules encouraging him to pace himself. According to the paper’s pseudonymous Ephraim Hardcastle column, which is actually written by editors based on newsroom tips and gossip, Camilla has taken to making discreet notes in his briefings including, “Softly, softly catches the monkey” and “Prudens qui patiens.” The Latin saying means, “The prudent man is patient.”

Charles was too busy to see Harry, but not really: The move came a few days after Charles was reportedly too busy to see Harry when the latter was in London—though both sides claim any reported snubs are the other’s fault. Domestic appointments like these are, of course, relatively easy to manage and “adapt” (to use the palace lingo of the moment) to his needs. For example, when Charles attended the joint engagement with William on Monday, he traveled to and from the army airbase using the royal helicopter (while William came by car) and stayed for only about an hour, while William stayed longer.

Charles still plans to be on horseback at Trooping: The monarch’s official birthday celebrations next month, known as Trooping the Colour, will also be reasonably easy to manage given they take place just a stone’s throw from his home, Clarence House. The Daily Beast understands he still hopes to stick to Plan A, and attend on horseback, although he may ultimately be persuaded to use a state carriage for the occasion. His office, one insider says, is just as busy as usual as his staff try desperately to keep up with their principal’s busy schedule. Says one source, “There is no sign of him easing off the accelerator. If anything, he is even more determined to pack as much in as he can.”

He loves being king: One friend of the family’s told The Daily Beast: “Of course he should slow down but, as anyone who knows him will tell you, he is not going to. He spent 70 years as the first in line to the throne, and he is determined to do the job as best he can for whatever time remains to him. It’s a worry for everyone, because he has made no secret of the fact that he still has cancer and is still getting treated for it, but I think he wants to raise awareness of the reality that cancer is something that a lot of people live with and make the best of. Morale is a huge factor when you have cancer, and he is making the best of it in his own way. Being king is what he was born to do.”

Charles still plans to travel to Australia & Samoa in the fall: Even his most enthusiastic cheerleaders, however, are slightly perturbed by his apparent determination to push ahead with a visit to Australia, followed by a trip to Samoa for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, due to take place in mid-October. Buckingham Palace has said planning for this trip continues. The Palace did not respond to a request for comment on whether the king had been urged to slow down by his wife, but the friend of Camilla’s told The Daily Beast: “I do wonder if Camilla will support him going to Australia. She is not the type to put her foot down, but she might say, ‘Come on now darling, is this really sensible?’”

[From The Daily Mail]

I have no doubt that Camilla is trying to get Charles to ease up, nor do I doubt that Camilla has zero interest in traveling WITH Charles to Australia and Samoa. Please, Camilla doesn’t travel well and her power base is solely in the UK, with a local media she can manipulate and collaborate with. Remember how she had to be left in the car during the Kenya tour last year? Camilla is thinking about Camilla here, across the board. She doesn’t want Charles to work so much that his health is affected.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Cover Images.

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  1. Yes she is the one who doesn’t want to travel. She wants to be Queen at home with her gutter press bedmates.

  2. Lady Esther says:

    Hahaha I have to be Team Camilla on this one. Sometimes my dear husband doesn’t do or notice things to take care of himself (take vitamins, eat fruit, walk every day…) unless I stick a note with hearts or XOXO onto it around the house or his office….

    “Camilla makes notes in Charles’s briefing papers: The friend spoke to The Daily Beast after a report in the Daily Mail said that Camilla has resorted to scrawling marginalia into Charles’ daily schedules encouraging him to pace himself.”

  3. Andy Dufresne says:

    I’m just astounded that Camilla is running the show here. She effing made it! She can do and say whatever the hell she wants. Why bother leaving the UK? She herself is contributing to the downfall of the British monarchy.

    • Agnes says:

      I often wonder if Camilla was “hired” by The Men in Grey way back when to be Chuckie’s “handler.” They knew there was something off with him and that he needed a nanny. Why else would she leave her hunky husband? Jewelry only goes so far.

      • Rnot says:

        I still like the theory that she’s been a republican working to destroy the monarchy all along.

  4. Amy Bee says:

    Most people with cancer continue to go to work. I agree Camilla doesn’t want to do royal tours. She only wants to travel overseas for her spa treatments.

    • JT says:

      Exactly. She has no problem traveling all the way to India some tuning up but the minute that travel is connected to work, suddenly she doesn’t travel well.

    • Nubia says:

      Yes some cancer patients do continue work,but Charles does not look well at all. He looks powdery and generally exhausted, I dont know what he is trying to prove but I would go take a break. He is finally the King no one will snatch that away and to hell if William doesnt make it to the throne.

    • Agatha says:

      …or to the hills of Transylvania to have her blood replaced with that of 19-year-old virgins.
      *apologies to Transylvania

  5. Jais says:

    Okay, the matching pink is kind of cute. Villains masquerading as elderly garden party hosts. Camilla does not want to go to Australia. At all. I’m still laughing at that photo of her alone in the car. Did they ever say why she was randomly in a car by herself rather than at the event? I can’t remember. I’m thinking Camilla hated the Kenya trip.

  6. Ali says:

    BP are trolling KP here with the comments on working with cancer.
    Where is Kate and why isn’t she working, she doesn’t even have cancer according to them, it had been present and her treatment is purely preventative

    • anotherlily says:

      Another question raised recently in a ‘where is Kate?’ discussion is the ‘official visit to Italy’ announcement. Shortly before Christmas there was a story about the Wales’s intended visit to Italy ‘in the Spring’. On 16th January the Palace announced Kate’s hospital admission for ‘planned abdominal surgery ‘ . If surgery was planned for mid January why would they announce a visit to Italy planned for March/April/May when Kate might still be in recovery.?

  7. Gwendolyn says:

    Could some of this also be Camilla realizing if Charles dies and she’s downgraded from Queen Side chick to Dowager Queen Side Chick & she’ll be lucky if Wills treats her like Angela Kelly and less like Earl Spencer and Diana treated their step-mother when their father died? Her power is tied to Charles health and longevity.

  8. WithTheAmerican says:

    Is this the event where they were so loudly booed? I can’t keep track of the failures. But anyway, yeah, Camilla’s only thinking about her number one customer: herself.

  9. Nanea says:

    I wouldn’t want to travel either if I were the Rottweiler, after seeing how well-received the Sussexes are wherever they go – even after they were no longer “royals”, as the Derangedeers say – be it in The Netherlands, or Germany, or Canada, or Jamaica, or Nigeria.

    Of course we all remember the Side Piece sitting in the car in Kenya, or C&C making fun of the Inuit throat-singers in Iqaluit, Nunavut/Canada.

    This doesn’t mean she doesn’t put her foot wrong either in the UK. I’m sure we all remember how she treated that little Black girl, by picking the girl’s arm up at the sleeve while looking disgusted that she had to interact with Black kids.

    Please stay home, and save the taxpayers a little money – especially in the countries that are the unlucky destination of their travels.

  10. phlyfiremama says:

    Think about it: if something happens to Charles, Prince pegging will put her out to pasture so fast her head will spin. She finally made it, And wants to keep it for as long as possible.

  11. Gina says:

    Side note: it pains me to see iconic jewels on Camilla. This famous brooch… 😡

  12. Sharon says:

    I think he’s always kept a full schedule. But maybe also, he won’t recover from cancer, so he wants to pack in as much as he can during his short reign as king.