Prince Harry 'demanded' to meet with Charles alone after 'refusing to be in room with Camilla'
13.02.2024 - 16:23
Prince Harry jetted back to the UK to see his father, King Charles, after it was announced that he had been diagnosed with cancer, however, according to reports, Harry refused to be in the same room as Queen Camilla during his visit.
The Duke of Sussex jumped on a 10-hour flight from LAX to see his father just hours after the news of his diagnosis was made public.
The father and son reunion allegedly only lasted 45 minutes before Harry left Clarence House and heading to a London hotel for the night. He then flew back home to the US just over 24 hours after first touching down in UK.
Now Camilla's friend, journalist Petronella Wyatt, has given an insight into how the meeting unfolded, writes The Express.
She told 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."
It is no secret that Harry's relationship with Queen Camilla, who officially became his stepmother in 2005, has been strained over the years.
In his bombshell memoir Spare, which was released in January 2023, Harry accused Camilla of selling stories about the Royal Family to the media to boost her own personal image.
Harry branded Camilla "dangerous" and a "villain", claiming that she had "sacrificed him" to make sure she could improve her reputation.
Speaking previously to The Sunday Times, Camilla's close friend Fiona Shelburne, Lady Lansdowne, claimed that Harry's comments "hurt" her.
She said: "Of course it bothers her, of course it hurts. But she doesn't let it get to her. Her philosophy is always, 'Don't make a thing of it and it will settle down – least said, soonest mended'."
Royal expert Robert Jobson claims that the reason Harry's visit was so short was simply due to