“I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” the 39-year-old pregnant duchess says in a clip from the special shared by CBS on Wednesday, March 3. “And if that comes with risk of losing things, there is a lot that has been lost already.”
Several royal biographers have written about the term in the past, claiming Prince Philip created the phrase.
“The House of Windsor is a big business, though one with more ups and downs than the stock market,” author Penny Juror wrote in the 2005 book The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor. “Prince Philip calls it ‘The Firm,’ and all the royal executives and their powerful associates are supposed to make every effort to avoid even a hint of scandal that could diminish the reputation of the family business.”
The term was also used by Colin Firth in the 2010 movie The King’s Speech.
“We’re not a family, we’re a firm,” the actor said while portraying King George VI.
The Firm seemingly refers to working members of the royal family. Meghan and Harry, for their part, stepped back from their duties working under Queen Elizabeth II in January 2020….