PRINCE HARRY launching a public attack on his stepmother, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, in his upcoming memoir would be “very damaging” a source has claimed.
The memoir, which will also be published in an audiobook version, is to offer an “honest and captivating personal portrait”.
However, a source has claimed Harry may document his “fraught relationship” with the Duchess of Cornwall which could be very damaging to the Royal Family.
They told the Daily Mail: “Let’s be honest, Harry has never been close to the Duchess of Cornwall.
“If he documents their fraught relationship in the book, it could be very damaging at a time when Charles is laying the groundwork for her to become Queen.”
When Queen Elizabeth II either steps down or passes away, the throne will pass to her eldest son, Prince Charles.
However, Buckingham Palace has previously stated Camilla will be known as Princess Consort instead of Queen in respect for the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
When Charles and Camilla announced their wedding back in 2005, the Palace said: “It is intended that Mrs Parker-Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when the Prince of Wales accedes to the Throne.”
Charles and Camilla first began their relationship in the early 1970s but she called it off to marry Andrew Parker-Bowles.
31 photos that prove Prince William and Kate Middleton are trying to change their public image
As the future king and queen consort of England, the Cambridges will always have a different set of rules and expectations than Harry and Markle ever did as senior royals. But Eric Schiffer, an expert on celebrity brand management, told Insider that when it came to the couple’s public-relations strategy, Middleton and William took “little risk” before Markle and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
“They were manicured to the nth degree,” he said, “and played their public persona with a Buckingham Palace excellence, out of the playbook that’s been mastered for centuries.”
Before the pandemic, William and Middleton almost never posted videos on their official Instagram page. If they did, it was usually a slideshow of photos or a clip played over one of the prince’s formal speeches.
The Cambridges also rarely showed affection toward each other in public, believed to be in line with royal etiquette.
But Markle and Harry’s explosive interview with Oprah hurt the royal family’s reputation.
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Harry and Markle during their interview with Oprah. CBS
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped several bombshells during the two-hour interview. Markle said Middleton had made her cry over a flower-girl dress (not the other way around, as some publications had reported), while Harry said he and William were “on different paths.”
Markle and Harry also said that they received no support from the royal family when Markle began experiencing suicidal thoughts and that some royals had “concerns” about their son’s skin color.
Schiffer told Insider that the interview released a “giant smoke bomb” that affected the royal family’s reputation while boosting Markle and Harry’s global image, helping them connect “with people’s humanity and their own struggles.”
“It created this contrast, and Harry and Meghan’s PR strategy, in essence, is to be the unanointed modern-day royals of the populace,” he said. “This is a populist strategy.”
Days after the Oprah interview, William and Middleton shared personal family photos on their official Instagram page.
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A cake that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis made for Mother’s Day in the UK. DukeandDuchessofCambridge/Instagram
On March 14, Mother’s Day in the UK, the couple posted pictures of cards and a cake they said their children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis — had made to remember Princess Diana.
“For those experiencing bereavement, today may be particularly challenging,” one of the captions said. “Each year on Mother’s Day, George, Charlotte and Louis make cards remembering their Granny, Diana, for William.”
That week, Middleton visited children at a school in London that had reopened after the UK eased lockdown restrictions.
Middleton interacts with a child during a visit to School21 on March 11. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images
Clare McHugh, a royal historian, told Insider that Middleton and William’s swift new PR strategy was one that the royal family has used since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert took the throne in the 1840s.
“That was a revolutionary moment in Europe when all sorts of monarchies were being overturned,” McHugh said. “They had to find a way to make the monarchy seem more appealing so that it would stick around.
“So they fought back by showing, oh, no, the monarchy is just like you,” she added. “They showcased their children much more than any monarch had done before.”
Weeks before their 10th anniversary, the Cambridges returned to Westminster Abbey, which had been turned into a coronavirus vaccination center.
Middleton appeared to pay tribute to the church’s history by sporting a white knee-length coat. The couple also walked down the same aisle that they walked down on their wedding day.
On April 27, Middleton and William played with children and animals at a farm in Durham, England.
‘Been warned’ Meghan and Harry keeping away from UK after PR disaster, says Lady C
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have been “warned off” returning to England after “a lot of bad publicity” following their interview with Oprah Winfrey back in March, claims Lady Colin Campbell.
Meghan Markle, 40, has not been back to the UK since moving permanently to the United States last year with her husband Prince Harry, 37, and their young son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, two. Since their transatlantic relocation, the couple have given a number of interviews to the media, including a tell-all sit down with Oprah Winfrey at the beginning of the year, which left critics divided over their comments on the Royal Family.
The Sussexes had claimed they felt racial prejudice from an unnamed member of the Royal Family after the birth of their son Archie.
They alleged the senior royal questioned “how dark” Archie would be in tandem with talks over whether the baby should receive a prince title.
Since then Prince Harry has flown back to the UK just twice, once to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip and also to attend the unveiling of a statue in his late mother, Princess Diana’s honour.
On both occasions, the duke has been unaccompanied by his wife, Archie, or newborn daughter Lilibet.
Many have questioned if the Sussexes will ever visit the UK as a family ever again, and now Lady Colin Campbell has claimed the “bad publicity” from some sections of media is preventing their return.
In her latest YouTube video, Lady Colin said: “They know they are going to be subjected to a lot of bad publicity, and they have been warned.
“I am reliably informed that the bad publicity they are getting is affecting their brand. So really they have been warned off coming to England.”
Her comments come as Prince Harry confirmed he would not be attending an event to celebrate his mother’s statue unveiling.
‘Piers was right’ Meghan Markle’s father hits out at Duchess for ‘ghosting’ family
MEGHAN MARKLE’S father Thomas Markle said Piers Morgan “was right” when he remarked the Duchess of Sussex ghosts acquaintances when they are no longer of use to her.
Thomas Markle joined Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain to share his hopes of a reunion with daughter Meghan Markle so he can meet his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet for the first time. When probed about why he is estranged from his daughter, Thomas explained he “doesn’t know what changed” with Meghan to make her no longer want to be associated with him or his other children. He added “she changed” once she “hooked up” with Prince Harry.
Former Good Morning Britain host Piers claimed the Duchess of Sussex “ghosted” him after they met in a bar in Kensington in 2016.
He previously told Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show: “We spent two hours in a pub, she had a couple of dirty martinis, I had a couple of pints, we got on brilliantly.
“And then I put her in a cab, and it turned out to be a cab which took her to a party where she met Prince Harry.
“And the next night they had a solo dinner together, and that was the last I heard from Meghan Markle.”
Piers added: “She ghosted me, Ryan. Meghan Markle ghosted me.”
Referencing Piers’ claims, Thomas told GMB: “I don’t know what changed. She’d never been that way before.
“Once you hooked up with Harry she changed. I understand she hooked up with Soho Club and a different group of people.
“But she’s lost both sides of her family. I don’t understand the reason for it.”