Carpenter noted that the royal family’s stoic approach and lack of showing much emotion worked well for their 70-year reign, especially when England was a different place. However, in today’s world, people are accustomed to strangers sharing their personal lives online. While no one is demanding a 24/7 live feed from the royal family, the public appreciates it when the façade cracks.
Carpenter acknowledged the respect for the royal family’s infallible nature and ability to keep calm and carry on, but also noted that showing their human side has softened people’s perceptions of them. By recognizing that they go through the same things as everyone else, even if they do not talk about it in the same way, many have softened towards King Charles and the royal family in general. This sentiment applies to both sides of the family – those who traditionally neither confirm nor deny and those who write books and make Netflix documentaries.