Royal biographer Angela Levin has claimed that Prince Harry has been “nasty” to Queen Consort Camilla, and the hit Netflix series The Crown was “cruel” to her.
The author sat down with Lorraine’s stand-in host, Christine Lampard, to talk candidly about the queen consort, following the release of her new biography Camilla, From Outcast to Future Queen Consort.
Christine Lampard said, “Angela, you felt compelled to write this book because you knew her and you felt she had been misrepresented over the years and you wanted your side of the story.”
Angela said, ‘Yeah, that’s perfect actually. I decided I had to rebalance things. One was The Crown, who was really mean to her, and the other was Prince Harry, who had also said some really nasty things about her.
Christine Lampard drew comparisons to the late Princess Diana saying that “people didn’t like Camilla because they loved Diana so much.” Above, King Charles with the Queen Consort pictured this month at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
Angela Levin, journalist and royal biographer, said The Crown has been ‘cruel’ to Queen Consort Camilla on ITV’s Lorraine and also addressed Prince Harry’s feelings towards his stepmother.
Angela claimed that Prince Harry had made “unpleasant” comments about the Queen Consort while promoting her new biography. In the image, the Prince with his wife Meghan during a walk in Windsor after the death of the Queen.
In The Crown, Camilla says that she is just a mistress of the Prince of Wales, like her great-grandmother, Alice Keppel, who was a mistress of King Edward VII, who is the great-great-grandfather of King Charles.
Charles confirms that Edward loved Alice in the series, but focuses more on Diana’s torment during the marriage.
The biographer, who has written nine non-fiction books focusing on the most important members of the royal family, claims that representations of the queen consort have been unfair, stating that “the more you know her, the more you like her”.
In 2015, Angela revealed that she had spent three months with Camilla to write a long article.
She sought out people who would go on record about royalty, those who had worked with her throughout her various charitable activities, staff members and friends in an attempt to make the book as plausible as possible.
Angela also revealed that Camilla invited her to meet the Queen, in a subtle move to show her that “despite rumours, the couple had a close bond.”
Host Christine Lampard said: “Obviously it hasn’t always been easy, a lot of people didn’t like Camilla because they loved Diana so much.”
Angela Levin claimed that the Netflix series The Crown was ‘cruel’ to the queen consort. In the photo, Emerald Fennell as Camilla in the fourth season.
Angela agreed, saying, “Yeah, they met when Charles was 24 and he wasn’t sure he wanted to settle down, and he also knew his parents wouldn’t approve.”
He knew that the first in line to the throne would have to marry someone from the aristocracy and someone who was a virgin.
“Camilla was from the aristocracy, but not at the highest level, and had been in a relationship before.
“They got along, but Charles knew he was going to get in trouble.”
Despite rumors to the contrary, the queen and then-Duchess of Cornwall, now Queen Consort Camilla, ‘had a close bond’ with each other and shared a love of horses, something Angela Levin witnessed when she was invited to meet the couple at Buckingham Palace, in the photo. at the Trooping of the Color ceremony in 2013 with King Charles
Angela also spoke about the queen consort’s behind-the-scenes charity work, saying her approach is “great for Charles.”
She said: “Camilla doesn’t light up to be the center of attention, she’s right in the middle, which is great for Charles because he won’t get jealous like he did with his first wife, but she does a lot of work behind the curtain.” . she doesn’t need praise for herself.
“She does a lot of charity work with causes like domestic violence, rape, and of course her book club that she started during the pandemic.
“There are many people who now love to read because of your efforts.”
The cover of Angela Levin’s new book, Camilla: From Outcast to Queen Consort, which is selling for £20.99
The author then recounted the time Camilla invited her over and said he had a “surprise for her.”
Angela said: ‘I got the call to meet the Duchess and of course I dropped everything. She said that she had a surprise for me, but that she wouldn’t upset me if it didn’t happen. I didn’t know what she was, I thought it might be a box of chocolates!
“I got to Buckingham Palace and Camilla was there with the Queen, and I was taken to the stables where there was an 80-year-old horse expert.
Supposedly, it was meant to have the ability to make a horse that had never been ridden before rideable after 20 minutes.
“But more importantly, without saying a word, Camilla showed me that she and the Queen shared a close bond, which was obvious through their shared love of horses and the way they talked and laughed.
“I can’t imagine anyone else going out of their way to make my life easier, and it gave me a positive story to work with.
“There were rumors that she and the queen did not get along, but I realized that this was not correct.”
Christine said, “This book will give us an interesting insight into someone we know but don’t know very well either.”
Angela said, ‘The more you get to know her, the more you like her.’