Queen Consort Camilla has reportedly been taken aback by Prince Harry’s claims about her in recent interviews.
A close friend of Camilla told Vanity Fair Sunday that the former Duchess of Cornwall was “just amazed by the whole thing”.
However, sources close to King Charles III told the magazine that the monarch, 74, refuses to tolerate any comments about his wife, 75, and believes his red-haired son, 38, crossed the line when he mentioned her.
Harry’s latest onslaught of allegations involves his stepmother planting stories to make herself look better in the press after she married Charles in 2005 following a highly publicized affair.
“Certain members have made bed with the devil to rehabilitate their image, but that rehabilitation has put others at a disadvantage,” Harry told ITV.
The royal also went after Camilla in his new memoir, Spare, published on Tuesday, writing that he and his brother, Prince William, urged their father not to marry his “wicked stepmother”.
“Although Willy and I urged him not to, Dad was going ahead. We pumped his hand, wished him luck. No hard feelings,” he wrote. “We realized that he was finally going to be with the woman he loved, the woman he had always loved.
Harry also revealed how Camilla turned his bedroom into her personal dressing room shortly after he moved out of Clarence House.
“I tried not to care. But especially the first time I saw it I didn’t care,” he wrote.
Neither Kensington Palace nor Buckingham Palace have commented on the “reserve”.
The Duke of Sussex said he had not spoken to Camilla, or other members of his family, for “a long time”.
“I love every member of my family, despite the differences,” he said on “Good Morning America” on Monday. “When I see [Camilla], we are perfectly comfortable with each other. … I don’t see her as a bad stepmother. I see someone who married into this institution and has done everything she can to improve her own reputation and her own image for her own benefit.”