Is Camilla the Villain Once Again?
A number of salacious nuggets from Prince Harry’s new memoir, Spare, have been leaked forward of his promotional 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night time—maybe most notably, the allegation that his brother, Prince William, pushed him to the bottom in a bodily altercation at Nottingham Cottage, breaking his canine bowl, his necklace and, evidently, his spirit. I anticipated extra anecdotes about his strained relationship along with his brother and his father, King Charles. As an alternative, Prince Harry seems to have pivoted to an surprising—although hardly new—narrative: singling out his stepmother, Queen Camilla.
“Spare is something however spare in its unflattering portrayal of the royal household, particularly his stepmother, Camilla,” CBS’s Anderson Cooper narrated.
Lengthy solid because the infamous third member of Princess Diana and then-Prince Charles’s marriage, over the many years Camilla was slowly however finally embraced by the Queen and the royal household as King Charles’s “particular person,” as Prince Harry put it with a smirk on 60 Minutes. But Camilla finds herself below fireplace but once more, in a model of the fairy story archetype of the depraved stepmother. In Spare, Prince Harry accuses her of bargaining with the British tabloid media at his expense as a part of her quest to shed her “different lady” status and be seen as a reliable royal spouse.
Branded “the villain” by the British press, Harry defined, Camilla sought a revamp after marrying Prince Charles in 2005. “That made her harmful, due to the connections that she was forging inside the British press,” he stated. “And there was [an] open willingness on each side to commerce of knowledge. And with a household constructed on hierarchy, and along with her, on the way in which to being Queen Consort, there was gonna be folks or our bodies left on the street due to that.”
Prince Harry claims that each he and Prince William have been among the many casualties, writing in Spare that Camilla and “even his father, at instances,” per Cooper, traded details about the princes in change for extra favorable protection about themselves. In doing so, Harry shed additional mild on the damaged and backwards system of a royal household that fancies itself the head of magnificence and beauty locked in a satan’s handshake with a lowbrow, sexist, racist tabloid media.