The Queen Consort didn’t tell the press about her first meeting with Prince William after The Duke of Sussex wrote in his memoir, royal insiders insisted he leaked the story to the media.
In his new autobiography Spare, Prince Harry made bombshell revelations about the royal family, including a claim that Camilla gave ‘exact details’ to the press about the first time she met the heir.
‘none [of the details] That came from Willie, of course. They could only have been leaked by another person present,’ Harry wrote, urging Camilla to spill the beans to reporters.
But royal insiders told TODAY wire It was actually Camilla’s private secretary who accidentally shared the details and subsequently resigned.
The Duke of Sussex (right) wrote in his memoir that Camilla (left) leaked the story of their first meeting 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 monument to Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, at The Mall on February 24, 2009 in London, England.
Royal sources said Camilla’s personal aide Amanda McManus (pictured in 1998) was responsible for leaking details of the now Queen Consort’s first meeting with William.
Harry’s autobiography Spare is set for release on 10 January but a copy has been leaked before publication date
A source told The Telegraph that Harry ‘creates a very crisp narrative, which in parts consists of different versions of the stories,’ before blaming Camilla’s personal aide Amanda McManus for the leaking of details about the 1998 meeting. There is a combination.’
As Camilla Parker Bowles she was reportedly told to McManus, who later told her husband who worked in the media.
A newspaper then obtained the details from a former associate of McManus’ husband, the source insisted.
Camilla was said to be ‘furious’ when the leak was discovered, and McManus resigned.
The aide, who was later re-hired by Camilla, said at the time: ‘I am very sorry for the trouble this has caused. Above all, my shame is that I have failed those who demand loyalty and trust, especially my remarkable employer, Mrs. Parker Bowles.
‘I am very sorry to leave but as the person responsible for this tragic series of events, I cannot remain in this position with dignity.’
Britain’s Prince William, right, and Prince Harry, left, after the wedding of their father Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the Guildhall in Windsor, England, after their civil wedding ceremony , on April 9, 2005
Prince Charles, Princess Camilla and Prince Harry stand next to Prince Andrew on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as they look at poppies dropped by a Lancaster bomb during a celebration of the end of World War II in London. 10 July 2005
Charles and Camilla married in 2005. Harry claims William wishes he had said something to stop it
In another piece from Spare, Prince Harry accused Camilla of plotting to marry Charles and take the Crown.
In a remarkable passage, the Duke of Sussex writes: ‘Soon after our private meetings with her, she began to develop her long-term strategy, a campaign to marry and, in time, The Crown (with our father’s blessing, we imagine) .
Duke also claims that he And his brother William ‘begged’ the then Prince of Wales not to remarry after death of princess dianaFearing that she would be his ‘wicked stepmother’.
The book claims that Charles tried to win over his sons before asking the public to accept Camilla. Harry then surprisingly says meeting the future Queen Consort for the first time was like an ‘injection’. He later says that eventually he and William approve of Camilla.
He writes: ‘I remember wondering… if she would be cruel to me; If only she were like all the wicked stepmothers in the stories’.
In his book, which has been released in Spain, Harry also calls William his ‘actress’ and his ‘polar opposite’, and describes the moment he was told by his father Charles that his mother Diana was in Paris. I had died in a car accident. , MailOnline may reveal.
Harry accused his older brother of being aggressive during the Megxit, claiming their relationship had become so strained and damaged that the Prince of Wales would only ‘yell’ at him.
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