The Queen Consort has not told the press about her first meeting with Prince William, royal insiders have insisted, after the Duke of Sussex wrote in his memoir that she leaked the story to the media.
In his new autobiography Spare, Prince Harry makes a series of explosive revelations about the royal family, including the claim that Camilla gave ‘exact details’ to the press about when she first met the royal family. ‘heir.
‘None [of the details] came from Willy, of course. They could only have been leaked by the only other person present,’ Harry wrote, implying that Camilla spilled the wick to reporters.
But royal insiders today told The Telegraph it was in fact Camilla’s private secretary who mistakenly shared the details and then quit.
The Duke of Sussex (right) wrote in his memoir that Camilla (left) leaked the story of her first encounter with Prince William to the media
(LR) Prince William, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the unveiling of a memorial to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, on The Mall on February 24, 2009 in London, in England
Royal sources say Camilla’s personal aide Amanda MacManus (pictured in 1998) was responsible for leaking details of the now Queen consort’s first meeting with William
Harry Spare’s autobiography slated for January 10, but a copy was leaked before the release date
A source told The Telegraph that Harry ‘creates a very neat narrative which is partly a mixture of different versions of stories’, before going on to claim that Camilla’s personal assistant Amanda MacManus was responsible for the leak details of the 1998 meeting.
Camilla Parker Bowles, as she was known then, allegedly told MacManus, who later told her husband who worked in the media.
A newspaper then obtained the details from a former colleague of MacManus’ husband, the source insisted.
Camilla was reportedly “furious” when she discovered the leak and MacManus quit.
The assistant, who was later rehired by Camilla, said at the time: ‘I’m so sorry for the distress this has caused. Above all, my shame is to have failed those who demand loyalty and trust, especially my remarkable employer, Mrs. Parker Bowles.
“I am truly sorry to leave, but as the person responsible for this unfortunate chain of events, I cannot honorably remain in this position.”
Britain’s Prince William, right, and Prince Harry, left, after the wedding of their father Britain’s Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the Guildhall in Windsor, England, after their civil wedding ceremony, April 9, 2005
Prince Charles, Princess Camilla and Prince Harry watch poppies fall from a Lancaster bomb as she stands next to Prince Andrew on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during celebrations marking the end of World War II in London July 10, 2005
Charles and Camilla got married in 2005. Harry claims William wished he had said something to stop it.
In another extract from Spare, Prince Harry accused Camilla of plotting to marry Charles and take the crown.
In an extraordinary passage, the Duke of Sussex writes: “Soon after our private talks with her she began to develop her long-term strategy, a campaign directed towards marriage and in time the Crown (with the blessing of our father, we supposed).
The Duke also claims that he and his brother William “begged” the Prince of Wales not to remarry after The Death of Princess Dianafearing that she is their “evil mother-in-law”.
Charles had tried to convince his sons before asking the public to accept Camilla, the book claims. Harry then surprisingly says that meeting the future Queen consort for the first time was like an “injection”. He later says that eventually he and William approved of Camilla.
He writes: “I remember wondering…whether she would be cruel to me; if she would be like all the wicked mothers-in-law in the stories”.
In his book, which was published in Spain, Harry also calls William his ‘sworn enemy’ and ‘polar opposite’, and describes the time his father Charles told him their mother Diana had been killed in a car crash. in Paris. , MailOnline can reveal.
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