The relationship between Prince Harry and his stepmother, Camilla, has been a subject of intrigue and speculation. From the beginning, their relationship was marked by tension. When Prince William and Harry first met Camilla, the encounter was described as “awkward and tense.”
Camilla's role as the "other woman" in Prince Charles's life has always been a point of contention. Royal author Tina Brown, in her book The Palace Papers, wrote about Harry's initial discomfort with Camilla, marked by long silences and resentful stares.
Harry's recent memoir, Spare, revealed that he and his brother had urged their father not to marry Camilla. Despite their pleas, Prince Charles proceeded with the marriage, a decision that Harry and William ultimately accepted.
Harry has also accused Camilla of leaking stories to the British media to improve her public image. He has expressed concern about her connections within the British press and the potential consequences of her becoming Queen Consort.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Harry stated that he hasn't spoken with Camilla for a long time but doesn't view her as an evil stepmother. Royal expert Angela Levin has noted that Camilla feels wary of Harry but that they generally get along.
The legendary Royal Ascot, a week-long horse racing event, became a hotbed for gossip about the Sussexes. Many attendees were reportedly pleased that Harry and Meghan were not present. A source at Ascot revealed that Camilla remains angry at Harry and Meghan, feeling uncomfortable around them. However, she is careful not to go too far, as Prince Charles still loves Harry.
The situation underscores the complex dynamics within the royal family, with emotions running high and relationships strained. The Ascot event highlighted the public's affection for Camilla, who is careful not to jeopardize it by engaging with Harry and Meghan.