Well, here’s one we didn’t see coming: King Charles is apparently “sick of” Queen Camilla complaining about Prince Harry’s presence at the Coronation. (Marie Claire previously reported that the newly minted queen—no longer Queen Consort—was “hurt” by her stepson’s comments about her in his memoir, Spare, and interviews to promote it.)
According to OK, Camilla didn’t understand why Harry was invited to the ceremony at all, and “Camilla agrees with Prince William this was a spineless move and Charles should have banished Harry and Meghan from the kingdom instead—sending the clear message their traitorous poison won’t be tolerated,” a source says. “She believes Charles’ decision has weakened their popularity.”
Meanwhile, “Charles finds her behavior disruptive and disrespectful,” the source adds. “He’s sick and tired of people questioning his decisions and trying to undermine him.”
Tensions around the Palace and Clarence House, where the King and Queen reside, have apparently been high, and “Charles and Camilla are testy with each other,” the insider says. “They can’t sit and have a meal without arguing, and they’re getting very snippy with the staff.”
Camilla and Harry “have had an awkward relationship dating back to Princess Diana,” the source says. (In case you somehow missed this, Charles had an affair with Camilla during most of his 15-year marriage to Diana, which ended in divorce in 1996, almost exactly a year to the day before her death.) “Unlike William, who has accepted her, she says Harry continues to ‘defame’ her. Camilla will never forgive him, and there are going to be difficult days in the King’s household as the royal couple spars constantly.”
Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.
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