During Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s 40-plus-year love affair, there is no doubt that they’ve caused considerable pain, but no-one seems to be more deeply affected than Prince Harry.
According to royal expert Phil Dampier, Buckingham Palace is very worried that the Duke of Sussex might be preparing to unleash all of his anger out on his stepmum, 75, in his upcoming memoir.
“Harry and William were equally devastated by their parents’ divorce and Diana’s death,” Phil tells New Idea. “The fear is that deep down Harry has never truly forgiven [Camilla] for being Charles’ mistress and then wife.”
Harry, 37, has distanced himself from his Windsor relatives since he and wife Meghan Markle started their new life in the US all the while aligning himself closer to his late mother, Princess Diana.
“As he grows older, Harry seems to see himself as his mum’s defender. I’m sure he will settle a lot of old scores in the book,” says Phil.
That could include rehashing old feelings his mum held towards Camilla, who Diana reportedly called ‘The Rottweiler.’
The tell-all was due to be released this month but has been delayed, though sources confirm it will be out this year.
The setback comes after a disappointing trip for the Sussexes to the UK in June.
The couple received a “frosty” reception and were booed by the public who’d gathered to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
“I’m sure Meghan is encouraging him to get lots of issues off his chest and has convinced him it’s best for his mental health,” explains Phil.
“Camilla is quite a strong character and took a lot of stick for many years but has got through it. However, the book is not going to help matters with his father and brother.”
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