Forget your sausage fingers, now it’s a “sandwich”.
Russell Myers, the royal editor of the Daily Mirror, recently revealed that he believes King Charles’ reign is acting as a stalemate of time, a “sandwich” between the late Queen Elizabeth II’s monarchy and that of the future King William.
The issue was brought up on last week’s episode of the “Pod Save the King” podcast, when Myers and the show’s host Ann Gripper were discussing Joe Biden’s recent visit to England, where he met 74-year-old Charles at Windsor Castle.
Myers mentioned that he was a little “disappointed” that there was no press conference after the meeting, while Gripper compared it to Biden’s last visit while the queen was still alive.
“But do you think Joe Biden is a little upset like he was last time and then he came out and started chatting about what he and the queen had been talking about, and that really wasn’t what happened,” Gripper said. “Does it feel like it’s really done now that you can talk a little more freely about what you talked about with Charles?”
“Charles is a king, monarch, he deserves the reverence and respect of the late queen in the same job almost, if you see what I say, but he doesn’t feel that way, does he? Because we know this guy, we know what he’s like,” Myers admitted.
“It’s almost like, OK, well, he’s kind of… I don’t mean, filler, he’s kind of a sandwich between the Queen and Prince William, the filler,” she continued. “It’s been said before, hasn’t it?”
The Post contacted representatives at Buckingham Palace for comment.
Last September, Queen Elizabeth passed away at the age of 96 after a 70-year reign.
She died at Balmoral Castle, her beloved summer residence in Scotland, making Charles the new king immediately, as he was next in line to the throne.
In May, he was officially crowned monarch at a grand coronation ceremony, held at Westminster Abbey. He marked the official transfer of power to the king after the death of his mother.
Since assuming the throne, King Charles has been involved in a number of royal engagements. In 2022, he made 181 actual engagements, according to People.
“The only thing we can say about Charles is that he is the best-trained future monarch – he has had half a century of training,” Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, told The Post last September.
“He has been the Prince of Wales since 1958 and is the longest-serving Prince of Wales in history.”
However, one body language expert, Judi James, recently pointed out that King Charles’s monarchy seems rather disjointed compared to Queen Elizabeth’s, perhaps as a result of his “reduced monarchy” philosophy.
James explained that the differences stood out especially when the family posed together on the balcony during King Charles’ 75th birthday celebration, known as Trooping the Colour, last month.
“Instead of a smaller, more united and loyal group, it looks like five seemingly conflicting factions: Anne and Tim awkwardly stand on one end; William and Kate pose in a bright but slightly roped-off family group; Charles and Camilla take all the goodwill from the crowds in the middle; Edward and Sophie are trying hard to create some sociable links with the Gloucesters on the other end,” James told the Daily Express.
“Any ‘United Family Group’ vibe seems to be completely missing,” he added.
Currently, King Charles’ son Prince William, 41, is next in line to the crown.
He will take the throne with his wife, Kate Middleton, 41.