On Monday, Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest in a series of ceremonies the likes of which most people haven’t seen in their lifetime, and they gathered from around the UK and the world to pay their final respects. Front and center was King Charles III, the new monarch whose accession comes at a time of great upheaval in politics and society, both at home and abroad. On this special episode of DYNASTY, cohosts Katie Nicholl and Erin Vanderhoof are joined by Vanity Fair contributor Michelle Ruiz to analyze the elements of the funeral that reflected the queen, and to discuss the future for the House of Windsor. Can this dynasty weather the rest of the century, or even the next five years?
With exclusive details from her new book, The New Royals, out now as an e-book, Nicholl walks through some of the details of Charles’s upcoming coronation, likely to take place next spring or early summer; the support he has gotten from Queen Consort Camilla; and the truth behind his relationship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Though he mentioned them in his first address as king and wants desperately to heal the rifts, there is still tension on both sides of the equation. Finally, they walk through Prince William and Kate Middleton’s relaunch as the Prince and Princess of Wales, and what it means for the family’s future.
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