Reality can often be shrouded in the shadow of entertainment is a phrase that is more real than ever in this entertainment industry since the boom of social media. Many stars are more so playing a character rather than speaking their truth or acting in a way that most would. We, as onlookers, often don’t know what’s real and what’s all an act. If you know anything about Simon Cowell; he’s the perfect example of such.
One would imagine that someone like Cowell is playing a character and nothing more. While Simon may be a bit more exaggerated while looking at his antics via YouTube clips, all may not be a façade. While Camilla and Charles have now been stepping forward to take on more visible roles within the Royal Family, they have had their share of celebrity meetings. One such event in 2016 saw the pair left waiting for pop cultural icon Simon Cowell for almost two hours.
Cowell has met many members of the royal family over his years as entertainment royalty, but Cowell only appeared at the event after missing Prince Charles’ speech
Prince Charles, whose opening speech would be one of the events’ highlights, had already been on and off the stage by the time Simon had arrived. Two members of The Household Cavalry had been stationed to greet Cowell at the door. However, they had been waiting so long that both of them gave up and left.
Whilst most other celebrities and royals alike were dressed smartly for the black tie event, Cowell brought his usual flair and wardrobe.
He wore his trademark usual plain white buttoned shirt, which was unbuttoned for the most part.
A spokesman for the music mogul had noted Cowell was late as he had gotten stuck in meetings.
Cowell’s timing and wardrobe choices at the event were called into question. Loose Women panelist Coleen Nolan also commented on the situation at the time. She explained on the talk show that she is stringent about being on time and sees being late as rude.
She said: “You know I’ve got a whole thing about timekeeping. It’s a thing for me and I hate people being late, I think it’s the height of rudeness. It’s that attitude of ‘I don’t have to I’m Simon Cowell’ You do!”