Queen Camilla was hurt by Prince Harry Spear’s memoirs, in which she was described as “dangerous” and “evil”, according to one of her close friends.
Fiona, the Marchioness of Lansdowne, recently chosen to be one of the Queen’s official consorts, has long been a friend of the Queen and supported her through the 1990s when details of her affair with Charles surfaced. Now I spoke about Camila for the first time in an interview with The Sunday Times.
Harry alleged in Spear, which was published in January, that his stepmother leaked stories about the royal family to the media to boost her image.
He added that she “sacrificed him” in order to improve her reputation, and accused other palace sources of informing the press of his wife, Megan.
It will be coronation This is the first time Prince Harry has seen his stepmother since the Queen’s funeraland at that time he released his damn book and watched his series and Meghan’s Netflix on the air.
Close friend Lady Lansdowne says Queen Camilla is ‘hurt’ by Prince Harry’s comments about her in Spear
The Duke of Sussex has claimed that he and Prince William “begged” their father not to marry Camilla
The king and queen will both be crowned in a ceremony on May 6
Despite his decision to attend alone while Meghan remains with the couple’s children in California, he fears the ceremony will be an embarrassment due to the anger royals still feel in the wake of Harry’s surprise memo.
In Spear’s book, he writes of Camilla: “I have complicated feelings about acquiring my stepfather who I thought had recently sacrificed me on the altar of her PR.”
Harry also said that he and his brother William “begged” their father not to marry Camilla because they feared she would become their “evil stepmother”.
In another blow, Harry described Camilla as “dangerous” and “vicious” who left “corpses in the street” in her desire to change the public’s perception of her.
At the time, there was no word on how the new queen was feeling, but an aide has now told the Sunday Times: “It wasn’t stamping feet or gnashing of teeth – it was more than just a wonderful response.”
Mrs. Lansdowne also spoke to the paper and said, “Of course it bothers her, of course it hurts her. But she doesn’t let it get to her. Her philosophy is always, ‘Make nothing of it and it will settle – to say the least, it will soon be fixed. ‘”
Camilla appears to have taken a similar approach to relaxing her new title of Queen, a change first reported by The Mail on Sunday.
said close friends Sunday times that she was never “troubled” by the title and “never in a million years thought” that she would become queen.
Ms Lansdowne, who is godmother to Camilla’s daughter Laura Lopez, added: ‘It was very scary (when Camilla married Charles) but she couldn’t take anything. Once they were married, I knew what was coming.
“The extraordinary thing is that she’s got it now at 75. It’s a hell of a thing to do when most of us are settling into retirement.”
But Camilla is said to be “aware” of the new “superpower” of being queen and the added weight of responsibility that comes with it.
Behind closed doors, she is known to be “steel as sex” and a “lady’s boss” but still has to fight for her corner in palace circles.
Charles and Camilla on their wedding day, after their marriage in Windsor in 2005
It was confirmed this week that Prince Harry will attend the coronation alone while Meghan will remain in California
Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson will not attend the coronation ceremony, despite her close friendship with the late Queen, as she was not invited.
A source close to Camilla told The Sunday Times: ‘You can see her from rehearsals for the coronation – sometimes it was hard to hear her voice.
But she makes sure her voice is heard by going, “Here’s what I think,” and by speaking to the King. He wants to make his wife happy – you have earned this right. She worries that things will have to work out and has instincts about ways she can adjust better.
Ms Lansdowne added: ‘It will not be paid. She won’t have a hissing fit, but she’ll say, “No, I want it to be done that way.”
“It is a very important date for both of them.”
Some of her views were reportedly represented in her insistence that her teenage grandchildren be included in the coronation – they would help carry her train.
She also recounted how Queen Camilla was vilified in the 1990s before she married King Charles.
Prince Harry’s memoirs also accused Camilla of “sacrificing” him on her “private PR altar”.
Camilla herself admitted that her relationship with the then Prince of Wales was very strained.
In an essay for her 75th birthday, she told British Vogue, “It’s not easy. I’ve been scrutinized for so long that you just have to find a way to live with it.
No one likes to be looked at all the time, you know, being criticized. But I think in the end I kind of rise above it and get on with it. You have to go on with life.
Her coronation next month alongside her husband will be the first in the UK for 70 years.
Embarrassing as it may be, after it was revealed this week that many members of the royal family are not interested in speaking to Prince Harry beyond the simplest of greetings.
Possible exceptions to this include Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who have long been close allies of the Duke of Sussex.
It was confirmed this week that Prince Harry will attend his father’s coronation alone, and is not expected to be at any of the other events over the weekend or be part of the coronation procession.
The couple’s friend, Omid Scobie, was quick to reveal to his followers that a big reason behind Meghan’s decision to stay in Los Angeles is because Archie is set to turn four on the same day as the ceremony.
On Thursday it was revealed that Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, was not invited to the coronation The news came as a shock to some royal fans.
Both her disgraced ex-husband Prince Andrew will be in attendance, as will their daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
Sarah attended the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey last September, but was not one of the 30 guests at Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.
She wasn’t invited to Prince William and Kate’s wedding in 2011, saying she went on holiday to Thailand instead – but she did attend Harry and Meghan’s wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor in May 2018.
Her not receiving an invitation to the coronation comes despite Andrew attending an Easter service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, even though her ex-husband remains excluded from most life within the royal family.
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