Even so, a scandal-weary public still balked at prime minister John Major's suggestion it meet the cost of Windsor's repairs. Feature Feature The Queen, the Church and other faiths. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an 'Annus Horribilis'. People reading the Guardian in London probably don't know that the Prince's Trust has created tens of thousands of jobs around the country. The civil list was also reduced, with the Queen agreeing to meet the expenses of the bulk of the family out of her own inherited Duchy of Lancaster income. Princess Anne l with husband Captain Mark Phillips on their wedding day.
I dare say that history will take a slightly more moderate view than that of some contemporary commentators.
Queen’s ‘annus horribilis’ REVEALED: Her Maj’s WORST YEAR ever
Appeasement came at a price extracted from a Queen pretty much universally feted as the most diligent and decorous of monarchs as the cost of her brood's perceived bad behaviour. Under the watchful eye of Charles's communications chief, Paddy Harverson — who played a large part in the concerted "hearts and minds" offensive that saw the once unthinkable — Camilla Parker Bowles embraced into the royal fold — this hotshot team is charged with the smooth continuation of the House of Windsor. Lacey hails George V as the "saviour of the British monarchy" when the "Germans, Austrians and Russians all went to the wall". Archived from the original on 2 March Indivorce was still something of a taboo in the royal family — but then the monarchy was rocked by two broken marriages in very quick succession.