Harry’s bitter feud with Camilla
THE PAIR COME TO BLOWS OVER THE ACTRESS’ RECENT VANITY FAIR ARTICLE – BUT HARRY WON’T BACK DOWN!
Prince Harry is locked in a bitter war of words with his meddling stepmother Camilla, after she made a series of cruel and vicious jibes against his partner Meghan Markle.
The 32-year-old leapt to the defence of his American love after the Duchess of Cornwall attacked Meghan for ‘embarrassing the monarchy’ through a recent interview.
While the Vanity Fair article – which saw Meghan, 36, speak intimately of her fairytale royal romance – was sanctioned by Prince Harry and Kensington Palace, it’s believed senior royals at Buckingham Palace were left ‘completely in the dark’.
Now Camilla is believed to be leading the charge of outrage over Meghan’s cover shoot and interview, labelling it as a ‘shameless publicity stunt’ – words that haven’t sat well with the prince.
‘Camilla was one of the first to voice her disgust over Meghan’s Vanity Fair piece,’ a well-placed aide tells New Idea. ‘She felt it was a shameless stunt and said it proves that Meghan is just using Harry to make a name for herself.
‘The fact that Meghan posed in a black and white taffeta dress – much like the famous Snowden portrait of Princess Diana – really riled Camilla up even more, and she rang Harry and told him it was embarrassing how his bride was trying to emulate his mother.
‘Harry wasn’t taking any of it and put Camilla in her place. He promised Meghan he would protect her from any negativity that her new royal life could bring – including his stepmum.
‘He told Camilla in no uncertain terms: “Leave my Meghan alone!”’
Sources say this isn’t the first time Harry and Camilla have come to blows over his new relationship.
When the pair first started dating last May, the 70-year-old was very vocal in her disapproval of the romance – angry that Meghan was ‘too much of a commoner’ for the royal family.
‘Camilla has been very forthright with her belief that only European royalty or
London’s high society should marry into the royal family,’ says a palace source. ‘It’s the reason she’s so opposed to “Commoner Kate” – and the fact that Meghan is an older, American, divorced actress makes it even worse in Camilla’s eyes.
‘Harry has sat back and watched his brother William take on Camilla for the way she’s treated Kate, and he’s doing exactly the same thing with Meghan. He’s just not going to stand for it.’
In a defiant show of solidarity, Harry is making plans to have Meghan by his side for the Invictus Games in Toronto on September 23 – their first public appearance together. It’s also believed Meghan is planning to do another big royal tell-all for a US magazine – which is sure to anger Camilla even more.
‘Camilla is pulling out all stops to try and stop the next interview,’ says a palace source. ‘She’s even threatening to involve the Queen – she thinks it’s an embarrassment to the monarchy.’
It’s also believed Camilla is behind a spate of recent reports pointing out the obstacles Meghan will face as a divorced woman entering the royal family.
Last week it was claimed the couple had in fact already married in a secret ceremony at Balmoral and would later have an official public service in Westminster Abbey in London – something that Camilla suggests might not be possible.
‘We’ve heard that the duchess is feeding information to her supporters in the media about how Harry and Meghan will be banned from marrying at Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral, given Meghan’s previous marriage,’ says a source.
‘It’s all meant to embarrass Meghan and deter Harry from making a life with her, but it’s only having the opposite effect.
‘Harry is taking on Camilla and protecting his bride – he won’t let her get the better of them.’ NI
The Suits star (left) has made waves due to her Vanity Fair cover (far left), but her prince still plans to take her to the Invictus Games.
A determined Prince Harry is standing by his lady love during this bitter royal dispute. MEGHAN AT KENSINGTON ROYAL RUCKUS