Of all the frontline royals, Prince Harry seemed to have navigated the family’s often perilous relationship with the press most successfully.
This week will hopefully bring welcome respite from the political cacophony of the past few months. But any expectation that the election result will curtail campaigning is misplaced; in Scotland, the real battle lines have just been drawn.
JENNY HJUL: Holyrood and Westminster must bury hostilities to tackle Scotland’s disgraceful drug problem
There is one thing that the UK and Scottish governments can finally agree on – the drugs crisis north of the border is a public health emergency that requires urgent action.
On a recent trip to Sutherland I was struck (not literally, thank goodness) by two things – motorbikes and motorhomes.
Anyone who didn’t think Boris Johnson would quickly become a liability in Downing Street must now be wondering how they could have been so naïve.
It has been an emotional rollercoaster since the Sussexes announced their separation from the House of Windsor almost a week ago.
Barring a miracle, Boris Johnson will move into Downing Street next week, replacing Theresa May as prime minister, and uniting his opponents (inside and outside his party) in outrage.
Watching this year’s Labour Party conference, one could be forgiven for thinking Britain had been teleported back to the ’70s, and the Blair years never happened.
JENNY HJUL: Ruth Davidson has to help Jeremy Hunt – Boris Johnson is a gift to the Scottish Nationalists
As the battle for the Tory leadership is now a two-horse race, it should be easier for Conservatives to back their man (no women are left in the contest).
JENNY HJUL: Lib Dem leader sees no hypocrisy in demanding second Brexit referendum while opposing indyref2
The MP for East Dunbartonshire is a Unionist but as she embarks on her general election campaign, Scotland’s future in the UK seems to be taking a distant second place to Britain’s position in Europe.