Tom Parker Bowles’ remarks contradict claims by his half-brother Prince Harry, who called Camilla “dangerous” in his autobiography Spare and claimed she had played “the long game”.
Camilla’s son has hit back at claims she played an ‘end game’ to become queen – claiming she ‘just married the person she loved’.
Tom Parker Bowles, appearing on The News Agents podcast, insisted: “I think change is happening but I don’t care what anybody says – it wasn’t some kind of endgame.
“She married the person she loved and that’s what happened.”
Her remarks contradict claims by her half-brother Prince Harry, who called Camilla ‘dangerous’ in his autobiography Spare and wrote how she played ‘the long game’ with a campaign targeting marriage and ‘the crown’.
Asked if his mother would be anxious ahead of the coronation on May 6, Mr Parker Bowles told hosts Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel it was “difficult” to take on such a role at the ceremony but ” she never complained.”
“I think anyone would be anxious on an occasion of such historical importance. And yes, I think I would be terrified if I were to somehow go out in vintage dresses…” he declared.
“She’s 75, but you know, it’s hard to do it. But she never complained. Do it, keep going.”
Mr Parker Bowles praised the King and Queen consort saying: “I think they are doing wonderfully. I think King Charles is a good, kind and intelligent man who cares deeply about his roles where let them be, Prince of Wales, the King,” he said.
He championed Charles for being “well ahead of his time” on issues including sustainability, food security, agriculture and pollution.
“People called him crazy and eccentric 20 years ago. All he talked about now are things that hit the mainstream and now we really care,” he said.
Asked if it was weird to think of Camilla as ‘the Queen’, Mr Parker Bowles replied: ‘Not really because she’s still our mother. I say ‘our’ but not the ‘we’ “royal, speaking for my sister and me. She is our mother.”
Mr Parker Bowles said he would not get a title, adding: “You’re not going to find us with big estates and be called the Duke of anything. No. That would be appalling.”
He also backed the right to protest when asked if he was worried about protests by the anti-monarchy group Republic that day.
“Everyone has the right to think what they want… Going back to Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion and Republic anyway, everyone has the right to express themselves,” he said. declared.
“We live, fortunately, in a free country… If people want to demonstrate, it’s their right to do so…”
The Republic is set to stage the biggest protest action in its history as it drives along the Coronation Motorcade route and gathers in Trafalgar Square.
In interviews to promote his book, Harry called Camilla “nasty” and spoke of bodies “left on the street” during her image rehabilitation.
He described in his memoirs how he and the current Prince of Wales begged their father not to marry the former Mrs Parker Bowles, saying: “He didn’t answer.
“But she responded. Right away. Shortly after our private summits with her, she started playing the long game.
“A campaign for marriage, and possibly the crown, with Dad’s blessing, we assumed.”
Mr Parker Bowles was asked if there was any panic over fears that Harry and the Duchess of Sussex would not attend the coronation and replied: ‘Nothing to do with me at all, although I asked if Harry Kane was going as England captain…
“My mother didn’t know…I don’t know if he’s coming.”
The Duke is arriving from the United States for the royal event, although his wife Meghan is staying in California.
The full interview with Mr. Parker Bowles is available on The News Agents podcast on Global Player from 5 p.m. Thursday.
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