Prince Harry Calls Queen Camilla The 'Villain' In His Parents' Marriage
The Duke of Sussex mentioned his stepmom in his memoir Spare. According to him, he wanted Camilla to be happy, adding that she would be "less dangerous if she was happy."
He also did not hide his opinion about Camilla's role in King Charles and Princess Diana's divorce. For Prince William's younger brother, she was the "villain."
"She was the villain. She was the third person in their marriage," he told host Andrew Cooper during their interview for 60 Minutes, before adding, "She needed to rehabilitate her image."
Princess Diana also blamed Camilla for her broken marriage. In her interview with BBC's Martin Bashir, the late Princess of Wales said her relationship with King Charles didn't work because "there were three of us in this marriage," alluding to her husband's affair with Camilla.
It took decades for the public to warm up to King Charles and Camilla. At present, many support them because they witnessed how Camilla stood up and supported His Majesty.
Even Queen Elizabeth approved of Camilla before her death, announcing on the eve of her ascension that Camilla would be queen consort when her husband, then-Prince Charles, took over the throne.
Why Is Queen Camilla Dangerous, According To Prince Harry?
Prince Harry's statement saying Camilla was "dangerous" didn't go unnoticed by Cooper, who pressed Prince Harry to explain why he considered his stepmother that way.
"Because of the need for her to rehabilitate her image," Prince Harry explained, as quoted by the Daily Beast. "because of the connections that she was forging within the British press. And there was open willingness on both sides to trade of information. And with a family built on hierarchy, and with her, on the way to being Queen Consort, there was gonna be people or bodies left in the street because of that."
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"If you are led to believe, as a member of the family, that being on the front page, having positive headlines, positive stories written about you, is going to improve your reputation or increase the chances of you being accepted as monarch by the British public, then that’s what you're gonna do."
Prince Harry and Prince William reportedly asked their dad King Charles not to marry Camilla. According to Prince Harry, "we didn't think it was necessary."
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