Prince Harry today launched another extraordinary attack on King Charles’ wife Camilla, branding her ‘dangerous’ and a ‘villain’, as he continued his publicity book for his explosive memoir Spare.
The 38-year-old Duke of Sussex to aim at the Queen Consort while speaking with CBS News’ 60 Minutes host Anderson Cooper, who questioned Harry about several very damaging allegations he made about Camilla in the book’s pages.
Referring back to a 1995 interview in which his mother, Princess Diana, famously referred to Camilla as the ‘third person in her marriage’, Harry says that this admission turned the now-Queen Consort into a ‘villain’, adding: ‘She needed to rehabilitate her image.’
According to Harry – who also reveals in his book that he and William ‘begged’ their father not to marry Camilla – this desire to transform her public image made her ‘dangerous’.
He accuses his step-mother of ‘trading information’ with the press in an attempt to get more positive stories written about herself, before sensationally suggesting that her ‘connections’ with the media would end up with ‘people or bodies left in the street’.
Prince Harry has launched another round of sensational attacks on King Charles’ wife Camilla in a new TV interview to promote his explosive memoir Spare
While speaking to CBS News’ 60 Minutes, Harry, 38, branded his stepmother ‘dangerous’ and called her a ‘villain’
The Duke claimed that Camilla forged ‘connections’ with the press in the UK in order to try and ‘rehabilitate her image’ and get ‘positive stories’ written about her
‘[Her need to rehabilitate her image] made her dangerous because of the connections that she that she was forging within the British press,’ he told Cooper, according to an official transcript of the interview – which DailyMail.com received before the interview began airing.
‘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.’
Princess Diana’s interview with the BBC’s Martin Bashir in 1995 marked the first time that she had publicly addressed claims that Charles and Camilla had an affair during her marriage to the then-Prince of Wales.
At the time, she sensationally told Bashir: ‘There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.’
As the Duke once again blasts his closest family members in the 60 Minutes – just over one hour after his sit-down with British TV host Tom Bradby finished airing – interview, DailyMail.com can reveal he also:
- Claims he was ‘not invited’ on the plane that his family took up to Balmoral upon learning that the Queen was unwell
- Admits that he used to look at videos of his mother, Diana, and ‘go over memories of her’ in an attempt to make himself cry
- Says his brother, Prince William, initially refused to believe that Diana was really dead and that they both believed she ‘would call us and we would go and join her’
- Reveals he took psychedelic drugs like ayahuasca and psilocybin as ‘experimental treatments’ and says they ‘cleared the… misery of loss’ for him
- Believes that psychedelics can ‘work as a medicine’ for those who are ‘suffering from a huge amount of loss, grief, or trauma’
- Suggests he and Meghan will never renounce their titles because ‘what difference would it make’
- Defends his decision to air his grievances against his family so publicly, suggesting public attacks are the only ‘language that perhaps they understand’
- Admits that he has not spoken to his brother or his father ‘in a while’
Princess Diana’s interview with the BBC’s Martin Bashir in 1995 marked the first time that she publicly addressed claims that Charles and Camilla had an affair during her marriage
His latest attack on Camilla comes after he revealed in his book, Spare, that he and William ‘begged’ Charles not to marry her
Harry also claims that what he saw as Camilla’s desire to ‘be on the front page [and] have positive stories written about [her]’ came from his family’s belief that positive media coverage would ‘improve your reputation or increase the chances of you being accepted as monarch by the British public’.
‘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,’ he adds.
The Duke’s sensational public attack on Camilla is the latest in a line of barbs that he has flung at his stepmother – having already painted what Cooper describes as a very ‘unflattering portrayal’ of her in his explosive memoir Spare, which was accidentally released in Spain last week.
In the book, Harry makes similar accusations against Camilla in regard to her so-called ‘connections’ with the press, accusing her of leaking information to the media as part of a ‘campaign’ to take the Crown.
In an extraordinary passage in his autobiography, the Duke of Sussex writes: ‘Shortly after our private meetings with her, she began to develop her long-term strategy, a campaign directed at marriage and with time, the Crown (with the blessing of our father, we supposed).
‘News stories started appearing in all the newspapers about her conversations with Willy, stories which recounted lots of small details, none of which came from my brother, of course.’
The Duke also claims that he and his brother William ‘begged’ the then-Prince of Wales not to remarry after Princess Diana’s death, fearing that she would be their ‘wicked stepmother’.
Charles had tried to win over his sons before asking the public to accept Camilla, the book claims. Harry then astonishingly says that meeting the future Queen Consort for the first time was like an ‘injection’. He later says that ultimately he and William approved of Camilla.
He writes: ‘I remember wondering… if she would be cruel to me; if she would be like all the wicked stepmothers in the stories’.