THE Royal Family is currently experiencing one of its happiest periods in recent history, buoyed by a renewed sense of purpose and a generation of younger members forging their own links with the public.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at the forefront of this welcome re-energising as shown by their commendable support for the WellChild Awards, which salute the courage of seriously-ill children.
For Harry and Meghan this is about more than simply lending their help to an admirable cause. It marks a continuation of the legacy of Princess Diana, which means so much to Harry and his brother, a determination to show compassion and support the vulnerable.
In doing so, they strike a chord with many people in modern Britain, demonstrating that the Royal Family is in tune with the people’s concerns and attitudes, as relevant and valued a part of the life of the nation as it has ever been.