With some senior members of the royal family out of action, it is now time for “younger members” like the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh to “shine”, Richard Eden told Palace Confidential.
Speaking on the Mail+ weekly chat show, the Daily Mail’s editor noted that “three in four of the most senior members of the royal family (are) out of action” at the moment.
“So it’s a great opportunity for the younger members, like Edward and Sophie, to shine,” he continued. ‘and we hope that this program will present your work over the next few months.
‘And I think it’s been great the way they’ve tackled some of the less fashionable causes.
‘Sophie has been very involved with women as victims of war and sexual relationships. crime...And obviously, Prince Edwards inherited the Duke of Edinburgh His father’s awards scheme, which is fantastic.
Daily Mail editor Richard Eden (pictured) discussed how the absence of more royals gave younger royals, like those in Edinburgh, a “chance to shine”.
“So it would be great if the general public could hear more of their good work.”
Daily Mail royal editor Rebecca English revealed she had written about the royal couple in the paper this week, discussing their activities.
Sophie was at a school in South London’s East Village this week, talking about menstruation.
Rebecca said: ‘THere is a great campaign from an organization she is involved in (the organization is called Women’s Welfare).
‘(The campaign is called) Just a Period (and seeks to) move away from the idea of shame and shame in seeking help for girls.
‘And actually, there were some young… male students, also at the meeting, but she was very open and answered every question they asked her, you know, some of their most embarrassing moments or awkward moments.’
Rebecca added: “When I started this job, that’s 100 per cent something you would have never heard (royals) talk about… I say good for her.
“I thought it was awesome”.
The Duchess of Edinburgh (pictured) visited a school this week to talk about menstruation – something new for the royal.
Meanwhile, her husband Prince Edward (pictured right) was on a trip to South Africa and St Helena this week.
Speaking about Prince Edward, Rebecca talked about how the king’s younger brother was on a two-day trip to South Africa and St. Helena this week.
She talked about a question and answer session the royal had given, where she talked about men, which surprised her.
Rebecca continued: ‘HHe gave a kind of question and answer session when he was in Pretoria… (and he) said quite extraordinarily: “Look, I feel a little bit ashamed to be here as a man, because I don’t think men are doing a very good job with the world right now.”
He noted that he was “referring to conflicts occurring globally.”
Rebecca said, “And again, you know, I thought well, ‘Edward’s pretty blunt, but he’s a really good conversation starter.’