The late Queen was reportedly “horrified” by Prince William’s statement on the conflict between Israel and Gaza, according to The Reaction, the Mail’s must-see talk show.
In a new episode published today, Mail columnists Sarah Vine and Andrew Pierce questioned the timing of the Prince of Wales’s words on events in the Middle East, which were published on Tuesday, the day before a debate and vote in the House of the Commons.
And both openly questioned whether the “passionate” statement, which called for an end to the fighting in Gaza, was influenced by others, particularly Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron.
After the future king’s extraordinary speech, in which he spoke of the “terrible human cost” of a war that has caused “too many deaths,” Pierce said he believes the late queen would have been “horrified by what she has done.”
He said: ‘It is no coincidence that Her Majesty The Queen, one of the most traveled heads of state ever, in her 70-year reign, has never been to Israel. Because the Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not allow him to go to Israel because it was loaded with political symbolism and meaning.
The late Queen was reportedly “horrified” by Prince William’s statement on the conflict between Israel and Gaza, according to The Reaction, the Mail’s must-see talk show. Pictured: Queen Elizabeth in June 2016.
The Prince and Princess of Wales made a statement regarding the situation in the Middle East earlier this week. Pictured: Prince William at the BAFTAs on Sunday
In a new episode published today, Mail columnists Sarah Vine and Andrew Pierce questioned the timing of the Prince of Wales’s words about events in the Middle East.
And I think the Queen would be horrified by what he’s done.
“Because, remember she took part in the Scottish independence referendum? All she said was during a walk: ‘I hope people think carefully before they vote.'”
“But she didn’t make a very dramatic written statement on a black background, talking about the ‘darkest hour.’ [as William’s statement was]Well, that’s Churchillian.’
He then went on to ask whether Lord Cameron, who has been “pressing for a ceasefire”, was involved in the statement issued by Kensington Palace shortly before William arrived for a visit to the Red Cross headquarters in London.
Mr Pierce said on the programme: “The government had to have approved this statement.” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would have taken care of all this.
‘I smell Lord Cameron’s influence in all this.
“People tell me he is involved, there is a suggestion that, rather than this coming from William, it could have been from the Foreign Office.
‘Has David Cameron forced the future king to do this? If he has done it, in my opinion he has not done her any great service.
Prince William issued the royal’s strongest statement yet on the Gaza conflict on Tuesday.
Pierce questioned whether Lord Cameron, who has been “pressing for a ceasefire”, was involved in the statement issued by Kensington Palace.
The comments came just days before Parliament voted on a motion calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Pictured: A protest taking place in Westminster on Sunday.
Smoke rises during Israeli ground operation in Khan Younis
Asked whether the Prime Minister or anyone else in the Government asked the Prince of Wales to make the statement, the Prime Minister’s Deputy Spokesperson told the Mail: “Of course, we would never engage in talks with the Palace, so we wouldn’t We can provide guidance on that basis, but we welcome your comments which echo the points that the Prime Minister has made and which are important to make.
Speaking about the timing of the statement, which came on the eve of a parliamentary debate, Ms Vine said: “I would question the timing, because there is a vote in the House of Commons tonight on a ceasefire.
And I’m sure William has no intention of influencing the outcome of a parliamentary vote, because that would be constitutionally quite complicated, but whoever is advising him might have wanted to point that out.
Because that’s how it could be interpreted.
‘The only thing, the only thing that [future] What you cannot see the monarch doing is trying to influence Parliament.
The Prince shouldn’t be “so emotional about these things,” Ms. Vine added, stating that “it’s not really his role.”
Mr. Pierce agreed, but said that “at least in his statement, the future king wisely avoided using the word ceasefire.”
Following the latest royal saga, the couple turned to the controversial sacking of immigration watchdog David Neal after he raised national security concerns to the Mail this week.
Prince William, pictured today at the British Red Cross headquarters in London, has issued an impassioned statement saying that “too many have died” in the Gaza conflict.
Prince William met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during his visit to the country in 2018.
The future king shook hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah in 2018
Neal highlighted dangerous failings at London City Airport as he revealed how hundreds of “high risk” flights were landing in the UK without proper passport checks.
He was sacked by Home Secretary James Cleverly as independent chief inspector of borders and immigration on Tuesday, and a mandarin briefed the watchdog via a Zoom call on Tuesday.
Speaking about Cleverly’s decision, Vine said: “I don’t understand why they fired him.”
‘I don’t understand why he [Cleverly] it doesn’t say “thank you very much for letting us know about this, we will immediately tighten security at London City Airport”.
Mr Pierce interjected: ‘And there’s another point here, Sarah: your title is independent watchdog. So how can a government minister fire an independent watchdog?
Mrs Vine concluded: “What we are seeing today is simply petulance on the part of the Home Secretary because something has happened that he doesn’t like and it has made him look bad.”
“Their Royal Highnesses hold all the victims, their families and their friends in their hearts and minds,” a spokesperson on behalf of William and Kate, pictured, previously said.
William listens to Pascal Hundt, senior crisis director at the International Committee of the Red Cross, on a video call from Gaza.
Later in the episode, Vine said his “allergic reaction” this week was to a story about an NHS trust that said hormone-filled milk from trans women is as good for babies as women’s natural breast milk. .
Disgusted by the story, Ms Vine said: “Actually, just no.” At any level.
‘Can I just say that it is very insulting to mothers because breastfeeding is quite a difficult and contentious issue? A lot of people can’t do it, a lot of people struggle with it.
“What is being eroded here is female identity.”
The Reaction, where our columnists and special guests share their ideas and views on the biggest issues of the day, no matter how controversial, will air at 6pm every Wednesday on the Daily Mail’s YouTube channel.
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