Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have fled the UK and the royal family over Camilla Parker Bowles, according to a new book – which also claims Harry will expose his stepmother as a ‘racist’ in his upcoming memoir.
Tom Bower claims in “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors”, now in the UK, that “the Sussex’s suspicion that the Duchess of Cornwall had made racist comments about [their then-unborn son] Archie had fueled their terrifying condemnation of the entire royal family.”
In a stunning March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said that before Archie was born in May 2019, they were stunned when an unnamed member of the royal family asked what skin color their child would be.
Asked by Winfrey who was responsible for the comments, Markle said there were “several conversations” at the time – although Harry, when asked for his opinion on the matter, said there was only one, and insisted: “That conversation I’m never going to part. At the time it was awkward, I was a bit shocked.”
Winfrey later stressed that the Sussex camp had told her to clarify that it was not a comment from Harry’s grandparents, Queen Elizabeth or the late Prince Philip.
Bower also predicts that Harry’s memoir, due this fall and written by American journalist JR Moehringer, will further explore the rift between Harry and Camilla.
“Meghan would help the ghostwriter understand the pain the royal family has inflicted on themselves and Harry,” Bower wrote. “Among the targets would be besides William, Kate and Charles Camilla. Meghan had identified her as racist.”
Bower writes of Prince Charles: “Camilla, he suspected, would be mentioned in Harry’s memoirs as the reason for the couple to turn away from Britain.”
The book also claims that the Queen’s announcement in February that Prince Charles’ wife will one day become queen consort was met with “stony silence” from Harry.
“Harry’s refusal to acknowledge the Queen’s decision was a harbinger of future troubles,” Bower wrote. Charles had good reason to fear that Harry’s dislike for Camilla had been rekindled by Meghan.
According to Bower, “Harry was easily persuaded and turned to betraying his father, Camilla, the Cambridges and even the Queen … To earn the publisher’s advance, nothing and no one had been sacred.”