Queen Camilla’s son doesn’t care what Prince Harry thinks — he says his mom married for love.
Tom Parker Bowles slammed the Duke of Sussex on the News Agents podcast for suggesting Camilla was a “villain” who “played the long game” to get her hands on the crown.
“I don’t care what anyone says — this wasn’t any sort of endgame. She married the person she loved and this is what happened,” Parker Bowles said.
Harry wrote in his bombshell memoir “Spare” that Camilla would leak stories about members of the Royal Family in order to strengthen her image and reputation.
“I have complex feelings about gaining a step-parent who I thought had recently sacrificed me on her personal PR altar,” he wrote in his book of Camilla.
Prince Harry also claimed in a “60 Minutes” interview in January that his stepmother — whom he has not seen since the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in September — is “dangerous” and a “villain” who left “bodies in the street” in order to gain respect from the public.Harry wrote in his memoir that Camilla would leak stories about members of the Royal Family in order to strengthen her image and reputation.
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Camilla’s friend Fiona Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne, told the Sunday Times that the Queen was “hurt” by his comments.
“Of course it bothers her, of course it hurts. But she doesn’t let it get to her,” she told the outlet.
“Her philosophy is always, ‘Don’t make a thing of it and it will settle down — least said, soonest mended,’” added Petty-Fitzmaurice.
A royal aide also told the outlet that Camilla did not make a big deal out of the slight.
“It was not stamping of feet or gnashing of teeth, it was much more of an eye-roll response,” the aide said.
Another friend of Camilla’s defended her against Harry’s criticisms, with a confidant exclusively telling the Daily Beast in January, “All Camilla ever did was have the bad luck to fall in love with a prince.