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The Divorces of Queen Elizabeth’s Children: A Struggle for Royalty

Queen Elizabeth has dealt with a lot of heartache and pain throughout her reign as Queen of England. One of the most difficult things she has had to face is the divorce of her children.

In this blog post, we will take a look at each of those divorces. We will explore the effect they had on Queen Elizabeth. We will also discuss how Queen Elizabeth handled each situation.

  • Prince Charles’ Divorce

Brides / Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s divorce was “the most agonizing” for Queen Elizabeth.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s divorce was undoubtedly the most public and damaging to the royal family’s image. Although, the affair between Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles was a hot topic. The public was not shy about voicing their opinion on the matter.

This divorce put a huge strain on Queen Elizabeth, as she had to take sides between her son and her daughter-in-law. She chose to support Charles, which only further damage Diana’s reputation. In the end, Prince Charles and Princess Diana were able to come to an amicable agreement, which allowed them to co-parent their children successfully.

  • Princess Anne’s Divorce

Princess Anne and Mark Phillips’ divorce was not the trending issue. It still caused Queen Elizabeth a great deal of stress. Anne was the first of her children to get divorced. However, the thought was distressing for Queen Elizabeth about the example it would set for her other children.

Woman & Home / Princess Anne’s divorce was probably the most “less talked about” among all the royal divorces.

Anne and Mark had two children together, and Elizabeth was very anxious about their welfare. She needn’t have worried, as Anne and Mark have remained on good terms. Both of them are actively involved in their children’s lives.

  • Prince Andrew’s Divorce

Prince Andrew’s divorce from Sarah Ferguson was much less dramatic than his brother’s. However, it did cause some tension within the royal family. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s divorce was the most recent of the three. After ten years of their marriage, Andrew and Sarah decided to divorce.

Bloomberg / Prince Andrew’s divorce was by far the most amicable one.

They have remained good friends since. Their two daughters are very close. Nonetheless, it is a matter of relief for Queen Elizabeth with how well they are all getting along.

Final Thoughts

While the divorces of her children were certainly difficult for Queen Elizabeth to deal with. She has always shown strength and resilience in the face of adversity. She has remained supportive of her children throughout their challenges. She is still feeling inspired to lead the monarchy with grace and wisdom. Do you think that Prince Charles and Princess Diana would have divorced if social media had been around during their marriage?

How do you think that the public would have reacted to the news of Prince Andrew’s divorce if it had been leaked before it was officially announced? Do you think that Princess Anne could have received more or less public support if she had divorced Mark Phillips sooner? Let us know your thoughts.

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