Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles Christmas Card Proves To Be A Disaster; Requires Better PR?

By Lasitha Raj - 13 Dec '16 19:29PM
  • Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles Christmas Card Turns Disaster; Better PR Required
  • (Photo : WPA Pool / Pool/Getty Images) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace on December 8, 2016 in London, England

It does seem that Prince Charles will have to fire his PR team. There are many people who are calling his new Christmas card photo with Camilla Parker-Bowles a complete disaster. There are reports which suggest that this is worst photos taken of the royal couple.

The photo, that created the uproar, was taken at the Cultural Heritage Festival in Osijek, Croatia. In the picture, Charles and Camilla are standing next to a local folklore group called the Osijek 1862 in their traditional national costume. The card, on the inside, is decorated with the prince's emblem and Camilla's cipher along with a simple message that says, "Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year."

There are many fans who feel that this card is Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles' most festive Christmas card ever, reported Daily Mail. Many others are completely aghast with the card. In 2015, the Royal Couple had shared a simpler photo of the two of them smiling and embracing one another. There are reports that Charles and Camilla shared the 'festive' card as they loved it and have fond memories of the official tour they took to the western Balkans and Croatia earlier this year, reported Celebrity Dirty Laundry.

Many critics feel that the whole layout of the picture is not appropriate. They say that the future King, Prince Charles, should be in the forefront of the photo. At the same time, Camilla Parker-Bowles should have worn something softer for the photo, like a beige coat to match her husband's. Also, on closer look at the picture, it does seem that there's one folk dancer who looked completely enamored with Prince Charles.

Also, in the picture, Prince Charles has his hands in his pockets. This made many people say that Prince Charles is in need of a better PR team. It is said that his handlers are not doing a good job in presenting him in good light.

Critics have taken things a step forward and even suggested that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles shouldn't be revealing a Christmas card at all. They suggested that Camilla thinks that whatever Kate Middleton and Prince William can do, she can of course do better. However, she is no right.

Buckingham Palace has not made any comments about the criticism. Though there are rumors that Queen Elizabeth will be embarrassed with what has happened to the Christmas card, there are no reports to confirm the same. However, it does seem that Prince Charles needs a better PR team.

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