Princess Margaret’s closest confidante Lady Anne Glenconner has revealed she feels ‘rather sad’ about an apparent rift between Prince Harry and his brother Prince William.
On today’s Loose Women, the former lady-in-waiting shared her thoughts on ITV’s ‘Meghan and Harry: An African Journey’ in which Prince Harry, 35, seemingly confirmed suspicious of a rift between himself and William, 37, after months of speculation.
He admitted that he and his brother are on ‘different paths’, and Anne confessed that she was deeply saddened by the revelation, remembering them as ‘charming little boys’ with a ‘very loving’ relationship.
Princess Margaret’s closest confidante Lady Anne Glenconner appeared on Loose Women today where she opened up about her late friend
Prince Harry, 35, seemingly confirmed suspicious of a rift between himself and Prince William, 37, after months of speculation
She said: ‘I used to see them of course when they were little boys.
‘They were charming and very loving together that’s why I felt it was rather sad the interview the other day.’
The documentary also showed Harry attacking the press over the public scrutiny he and wife Meghan Markle have faced, as well as Duchess Meghan, 38, close to tears while admitting she was struggling to cope as a new mother in the spotlight.
It was reported yesterday The Queen and senior royals are ‘very worried’ about the ‘divisive’ direction the couple are heading in after they launched their extraordinary attack on the British media.
The documentary also showed Duchess Meghan, 38, close to tears while admitting she was struggling to cope as a new mother in the spotlight
Royal commentator Phil Dampier, who wrote ‘Royally Suited’ about Harry and Meghan’s romance, said senior royals ‘from the Queen down’ are concerned and branded their comments in their new ITV documentary ‘very serious’.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Phil Dampier, who has written about the royals over three decades, said: ‘I hope on their six week holiday they reflect very carefully on what they do next.
‘They had turned a corner with the Africa trip but all the good works were overshadowed by this attack on the press. ‘They are either being badly advised or ignoring advice.’
Lady Glenconner, 86, grew up living next to Queen Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret at Holkham Hall, which neighboured Sandringham.
Lady Glenconner, 86, grew up living next to Queen Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret at Holkham Hall, which neighboured Sandringham
She was her lady-in-waiting until the royal’s death in 2002 and described her on the show was the ‘absolutely the best friend I’ve ever had’
She became great friends with Margaret, and was her lady-in-waiting until the royal’s death in 2002 and described her on the show was the ‘absolutely the best friend I’ve ever had’.
She also revealed that despite being a royal, Margret loved to muck in with cleaning the car and doing day-to-day mundane household tasks.
She said: ‘When she came to stay with me she brought her Marigold gloves.
‘She said I was a girl guide you don’t know how to lay your fires. She washed my car , loved washing my cars and then weeding, she brought her own weeding mats.
‘To me she was absolutely the best friend I’ve ever had and when I first became a lady-in-waiting our first trip was abroad, and we had such fun. We laughed so much.’
She recently released best-selling book ‘Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown’ and insisted that the memoir was an attempt to ‘set the record straight’ after false accounts of her life have been published before.
She said: ‘That’s partly why I wrote my book, I was so angry about his book. [Craig Brown’s book Ma’am Darling]
‘He didn’t know her. It was untrue, she was such a friend. She was so wonderful to me and I just wanted to put the record straight.’