While many shared their congratulations and joy over Her Majesty’s decision, including her husband who called her his “darling wife”, the news was reportedly met with silence from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Now, Tom Bower, who is currently writing a biography on Meghan Markle, 40, has shared his belief that the deafening silence is a “deliberate insult” towards Camilla, 74.
The writer claimed that Prince William, 39, has been supportive of the news alongside his 73 year old father. He went further to claim that Harry, 37, has never liked Camilla and blamed her for his parents’ failed marriage.
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“Their insult was surely deliberate,” Tom wrote for The Sun’s Fabulous mag. “It has been said by a number of people that Harry has always disliked Camilla and blamed her for wrecking his parents’ marriage.”
He continued: “Perhaps the Sussexes’ deafening silence is Meghan’s way of declaring war. It is believed that she has never liked Camilla, and I am sure the feelings are reciprocated.”
Tom also claimed that Camilla was suspicious of Meghan from the very start and “found it hard to believe that Meghan would sacrifice her career and independence to serve silently as a team player devoted to the monarchy.”
Despite her alleged beliefs, Tom said Camilla remained “tight-lipped”.
Tom’s comments come after another expert exclusively told OK! that Princess Margaret, who died aged 71 over 20 years ago, would have encouraged Harry to leave.
Former BBC Royal correspondent Jennie Bond shared: “Perhaps Harry has something of his rebel great aunt about him, because he walked away.
“The Princess was so gregarious and wilful and nearly gave up her rights of succession to be with Peter Townsend (a divorced man). In the end she decided she preferred Royal life. But I wonder if she regretted walking away from the love of her life.”
According to Jennie, Margaret would have had some understanding of Harry’s struggle living in Prince William’s shadow as spare to the heir.
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She added: “Being a spare is the most difficult position. Margaret would’ve supported Harry because Royal life is relentless, even in their roles.
“If you sacrifice domestic bliss for that it probably seems pointless. She would have had some wise counsel for him.”
Jennie also drew comparisons between the late Princess and Harry’s wife and ex-actress Meghan.
“Princess Margaret was the Diana of her day. She was extraordinarily beautiful and she was viewed by the paparazzi just the way that Diana was, and to an extent Meghan was.”
However, Jennie said she wasn’t sure Margaret, who was a rebellious style icon according to another expert, would’ve been in support of Harry and Meghan’s relationship as she continued: “What would she have thought of Meghan? I’m not sure she would’ve approved, actually.
“Margaret was more royal than anyone. She was great fun but quite hard to handle. She was very snobbish and might have thought Meghan was not good enough.”
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