Petronella Wyatt blasts 'hypocrite' Harry for 'potshots' on Camilla

Camilla’s friend Petronella Wyatt brands ‘self-avowed feminist’ Prince Harry a ‘tremendous hypocrite’ for ‘nasty potshots’ on the Queen Consort

  • ‘Self-proclaimed feminist’ Harry is facing charges of ‘tremendous’ hypocrisy 
  • Duke of Sussex launched string of nuclear attacks on Queen Consort Camilla
  • He called her ‘dangerous’ and the ‘villain’ in US interview to plug his memoir
  • Camilla’s friend Petronella Wyatt today said Duke made ‘nasty potshots’
  • Speaking to GMB, she said of Harry’s attack: ‘So where is his feminism?’   

‘Self-proclaimed feminist’ Prince Harry is today facing charges of ‘tremendous’ and ‘breathtaking’ hypocrisy for making ‘nasty potshot’ attacks on the character of his stepmother Queen Consort Camilla.

In an interview to plug his explosive autobiography Spare, which contains a slew of astonishing allegations against members of the Royal Family including his father Charles and estranged brother William, the Duke of Sussex sensationally branded the King’s second wife the ‘villain’ and ‘dangerous’, accusing her of rehabilitating her image at the expense of his.

Royal sources indicated that Charles considers the prince’s extraordinary attacks on Camilla to have crossed a ‘red line’.

Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain today, Camilla’s friend and journalist Petronella Wyatt blasted Harry’s fierce criticisms, accusing the Duke – who she called a ‘self-proclaimed feminist’ – of hypocrisy by ‘taking a very nasty potshot at a 75-year-old woman who can’t answer back’.

Though she claimed that Charles will be ‘devastated’ by Harry’s charges, Ms Wyatt said that the King ‘will forgive his son anything’ because he feels responsible ‘for the way he’s turned out’.

‘I think Harry is a tremendous hypocrite because he’s a self-avowed feminist and yet he takes this very nasty potshot at a 75-year-old woman who can’t answer back. So where is his feminism?’, Ms Wyatt said.

‘Self-proclaimed feminist’ Prince Harry is today facing charges of ‘tremendous hypocrisy’ for making extraordinary and ‘nasty’ attacks on the character of his stepmother Queen Consort Camilla in his bombshell memoir

Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain today, Camilla’s friend and journalist Petronella Wyatt blasted Harry’s fierce criticisms of the Queen Consort

‘If anyone accused Meghan of scheming her way into marriage for the Royal Family… that creates howls from Harry, so why is he doing the same thing to Camilla? And why is he taking absolutely no responsibility for his own mistakes which were not leaked to the Press by Camilla?’.

She continued: ‘There was one example of a leak by one of her aides that was unintentional, and the aide was immediately sacked. But she has never ever briefed against her… she would never do that, she’s a very very kind person, she’s very sensitive where both the princes were concerned, and she’s completely without ambition.’

Describing Harry’s interviews as ‘very inflammatory’, Ms Wyatt said of the King: ‘He adores Camilla and will be devastated here. 

‘More so than Camilla, because Camilla will rise above it all, and keep smiling, get on with the job. She never indulges in self-pity. But Charles adores her and he will be deeply hurt. However, although they’ve said it’s a red line, I believe that Charles will forgive Harry anything.

‘It was said by royal sources that the red line he shouldn’t’ cross was Camilla, he shouldn’t attack Camilla. 

‘But I honestly believe that Charles, who is a very decent man, will forgive his son anything and has a slight guilty complex with regard to the way he’s turned out and behaved and perhaps blames himself a little.’

Ms Wyatt told GMB: ‘I came to like Camilla very much because she’s a very modest, no frills, down to earth person… the absolute opposite of a schemer. She wouldn’t know how to scheme, she couldn’t even spell it on a Scrabble board. She’s genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

‘I’ve had no contact with the Palace, and other journalists I know have had no contact with the Palace. 

‘The Palace have not said a word, and it’s just an example of Harry’s breathtaking hypocrisy and his deeming departure from reality.’

Though she claimed that Charles will be ‘devastated’ by Harry’s charges, Ms Wyatt said that the King ‘will forgive his son anything’ because he feels responsible ‘for the way he’s turned out’

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As the duke continued a run of high profile promotional interviews, he said he ‘would like nothing more’ than for his children to have relationships with the royal family.

His remarks about his son and daughter came despite the criticism he has levelled at his brother William, father Charles and stepmother Camilla.

In his first print interview about his autobiography, he told US magazine People that Archie, three, and 19-month-old Lili did have a connection with some of the Windsors, whom he did not name, saying this brought him ‘great joy’.

He also described his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, as his ‘guardian angel’ and said she is with him ‘all the time’.

Bookshops in the UK opened early on Tuesday to offer Harry’s book – but queues were sparse after leaks ahead of the publication, with industry experts predicting Spare would be one of the best-selling pre-order titles of the past decade.

It is being sold for £14, not the recommended retail price of £28, in places such as Waterstones and WH Smith as well as online at Amazon.

Just one person was waiting outside Waterstones’ flagship branch in Piccadilly, central London, when it opened at 8am.

Caroline Lennon, 59, who had walked two miles from Bethnal Green in the East End to arrive at 6am, said: ‘People will criticise me and say, ‘What an idiot for liking Harry. What an idiot for queuing up’, but I don’t care what anyone says.’

Other royal fans had queued for midnight store openings, with a handful waiting outside WH Smith in London’s Victoria station to be among the first to buy a copy.

In his interview with People magazine, which featured a flattering photoshoot, Harry said of his book, which was ghost written by JR Moehringer: ‘I don’t want to tell anyone what to think of it, and that includes my family. This book and its truths are in many ways a continuation of my own mental health journey.

‘It’s a raw account of my life – the good, the bad and everything in between.’

William, Charles, Harry, Camilla, Kate, and Meghan leaving Westminster Abbey after attending the annual Commonwealth Service on March 9, 2020

Harry and Meghan arriving at Windsor Castle to view flowers and tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II on September 10, 2022 

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Adding that he was hopeful for reconciliation, the duke said: ‘I would love nothing more than for our children to have relationships with members of my family, and they do with some, which brings me great joy.’

Harry is known to be close to his cousin Princess Eugenie, who has visited him the US.

Archie and Lili are the grandchildren of the King, but live thousands of miles away from the Windsors in California, and the duke has confessed that he has not spoken to Charles in ‘quite a while’, and is not in text contact with William at the moment.

Harry is also guesting on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in the US on Tuesday evening.

Images of the more light-hearted interview appeared to show Harry being presented with shots of tequila, and, while trailing the programme, Colbert made jokes about Harry and William’s sibling rivalry, comparing his life to Harry Potter.

‘That’s heart-breaking. To be rejected by his older brother at school even though that magic hat sorted them into the same house. What do you think? Hufflepuff? Gryffindor?’ Colbert said.

‘Stock up on corgis and steal a priceless cultural treasure from one of your colonies, because The Late Show is going imperial.’

Harry has faced criticism for his revelation in Spare that he killed 25 Taliban members during the Afghanistan war.

He has also shared frank admissions of drug-taking throughout his life, of losing his virginity to an older woman in a field as a teenager, and getting frostbite on his penis.

The duke revealed how the Duchess of Sussex was quizzed by the Queen about her opinion of Donald Trump the first time the two women met, but ‘Meg thought politics a no-win game, so she changed the subject to Canada’.

He told how the former Suits star did not recognise the Duke of York, who was holding the Queen’s handbag when he joined them, and thought he was the monarch’s assistant.

Harry also recounted how a ‘way too upset’ William rang him to say ‘Pa and Camilla’s people had planted a story or stories about him and Kate and the kids’.

And the duke sparked shockwaves in an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby when he denied branding the royal family racist in his interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He blamed the stance on the British press despite Meghan claiming an unnamed royal raised ‘concerns’ about how dark their unborn son’s skin might be.

The 407-page book sees Harry expressing his frustration at being the ‘spare to the heir’, his anger at the UK media, his unresolved trauma over the death of his mother, his mental health struggles, his lonely life before meeting Meghan, and the breakdown of his family relationships.

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