Prince Harry has seemingly put to bed any rumors of a tense relationship with his stepmother Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, in new comments from a tell-all biography. The Express reported on heartwarming comments made by the prince, in which he not only defends his stepmother, but declares his love for her.
Proving the prince has forgiven Camilla for her affair with his father Prince Charles while married to his mother Princess Diana, Harry said, “To be honest, she’s always been very close to me and William.” He added, “She’s not a wicked stepmother. Look at the position she’s coming into. Don’t feel sorry for me and William, feel sorry for her.”
The newly-married Duke of Sussex went on to reveal his close bond with Camilla. “She’s wonderful woman and she’s made our father very, very happy, which is the most important thing. William and I love her to bits.” It’s believed Harry is an extremely compassionate person.
Of course, this could be noted from his philanthropic efforts, but also in comments made in another biography, Harry: Conversations with the Prince, in which journalist Angela Levin explains that it wouldn’t have been easy for Camilla to join the royal family after her complicated history with Charles, and that Harry would have been understanding of her position. “Since he was a small child, he has been able to see things from other people’s points of view,” writes Levin.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have a unique tale of love. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall wed on April 9 2005 and have stood the test of time, now celebrating 13 years of marriage. Prince Charles spoke warmly about his wife during an interview, saying, “It’s always nice to have somebody on your side. She is an enormous support, and sees the funny side of life, thank God,” in an interview with CNN. “You can imagine it is a real, real challenge. But she’s, I think, been brilliant in the way she’s tackled these things.”
He added, “It’s always marvellous to have somebody who, you know, you feel understands and wants to encourage. Although she certainly pokes fun if I get too serious about things. And all that helps.”
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