Prince Harry Declined to Share Space with Stepmother During Visit to King Charles

According to reports, Prince Harry upheld his stance against Queen Camilla by declining to share a room with her during his recent visit to his father, King Charles III, to discuss his cancer diagnosis. The Duke of Sussex has previously criticized his stepmother, referring to her as “dangerous” and a “villain.”

Prince Harry made a swift journey from Los Angeles to London, spanning ten hours, to be with his father, King Charles, following the news of the monarch’s cancer diagnosis. Despite strained relationships with Charles and his brother, Prince William, Harry felt compelled to have a conversation with his father.

Their meeting, however, was brief. Shortly after, the Duke of Sussex returned to California, where he resides with his wife, Meghan Markle, and their two children. Reports suggest that during his visit, Harry opted not to be in the same room as Queen Camilla.

According to Petronella Wyatt of The Telegraph, “Harry, I hear, preferred not to be in the same room with his stepmother when he spoke to the King about his cancer diagnosis.” Royal expert Robert Jobson, speaking to The Sun, noted that the meeting lasted just 30 minutes to mitigate Harry’s stress levels.

“You don’t want his blood pressure going up. The King’s not very well, whatever type of cancer it is, he’s undergoing treatment. The best thing for him is calm. After the initial kiss and hug, love you dad, hope you get better soon, what issues are going to get raised? Things that will get your blood pressure rising,” Jobson explained.

Harry has been outspoken about his sentiments towards Camilla for years, particularly in his memoir “Spare,” where he made damning allegations against her. The Duke claimed that she had repeatedly leaked unfavorable stories about the Royal Family to the British media to bolster her image and reputation.

In his memoir, Harry wrote, “I have complex feelings about gaining a step-parent who I thought had recently sacrificed me on her personal PR altar.” He further disclosed that both he and William had “begged” Charles not to marry Camilla, viewing her as a “wicked stepmother.”

Describing Camilla as “dangerous” in his memoir, Harry portrayed her as a deceptive figure within the royal family, labeling her as a “villain” who “left bodies in the street” in her efforts to repair her public image tarnished by her role in Charles and the late Princess Diana’s marriage.

Following the release of his memoir and its polarizing reception, Prince Harry sat down for an interview with Anderson Cooper on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to delve into the revelations within his book.

During the interview, Harry remarked, “She was a third person in their [my parents’] marriage, she needed to rehabilitate her image.” He elaborated on his concerns about Camilla, emphasizing her connections with the British press. Harry claimed that these relationships had led to an “open willingness on both sides to trade information” about other members of the royal family.

Furthermore, Harry expressed apprehension about the implications of Camilla’s ascent to the role of Queen Consort, stating, “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.”

His statements regarding Camilla exacerbated tensions in his relationship with his father, Charles, who reportedly felt “disappointed” by the negative portrayal.

Harry’s recent visit to check on Charles coincides with the King’s resumption of plans to visit Australia alongside Camilla in October of this year. Despite the monarch’s cancer diagnosis causing a temporary halt to many of his scheduled engagements, Charles appears determined to proceed with the trip.

The visit is slated to occur around the same time as the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Samoa. Initially confirmed in early January by Anthony Albanese, the Prime Minister of Australia, it will mark the first visit by a ruling monarch since Queen Elizabeth II’s attendance in 2011.

A source discussed the resumption of plans for the trip with The Telegraph, stating, “We continue planning, but we’re not at any stage to confirm timing or dates because it’s the first week of the King’s treatment. It certainly remains the case that he’s hopeful it will go ahead.”

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