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Prince Harry's 'savage attacks' on Camilla as he calls Queen Consort 'dangerous villain

Prince Harry has verbally attacked his step-mother, the Queen Consort Camilla, as he stunned the world with his bombshell interview with presenter Tom Bradby on ITV.

While Harry criticised many members of his family, including father King Charles III, it looks like he saved his worst words for Camilla, reports the Mirror. In an interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, the royal claimed that his 'interests' were abused at the hands of Camilla's PR.

Prince Harry even went on to describe his step-mother Camilla as "the villain". He claimed that Camilla Parker-Bowles needed to “rehabilitate her image” after Princess Diana famously described her as being the “third person” in her and Charles’ marriage.

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This interview occurred famously in 1995, before the tragic death of Prince Harry and William's mother, Diana. Harry said this admission turned the now-Queen Consort into a “villain”.

In Sunday's ITV interview, Harry said: "She was the villain. She was the third person in their marriage. She needed to rehabilitate her image."

The Duke of Sussex also claimed that the need for Camilla to repaint her image made her dangerous - due to the way she was forming relationships with the press.

Harry accused the Queen Consort of “trading information” with the press in an attempt to get more positive stories written about herself. He went on to suggest that Camilla's "connections" with the media could wind up with “people or bodies left in the street”.

Harry continued: "There was open willingness on both sides to trade of information. And with a family built on hierarchy, and with her, on the way to being Queen consort, there was gonna be people or bodies left in the street because of that."

The Prince then admitted that he felt like one of the 'bodies' he described, believing that both King Charles and Camilla had, at times, used him as a pawn to better their own coverage.

He explained: "If you are led to believe, as a member of the family, that being on the front page, having positive headlines, positive stories written about you, is going to improve your reputation or increase the chances of you being accepted as monarch by the British public, then that's what you're gonna do."

At the time of Princess Diana's famous interview with BBC's Martin Bashir in 1995, she publicly addressed the rumours that Charles and Camilla had been having an affair throughout her marriage to the then-Prince.

Harry claimed Camilla's need to rehabilitate her image made her dangerous. (Getty)

At the time, she sensationally told Bashir: “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

Harry also discussed how he didn't feel it was necessary for Charles and Camilla to marry - and revealed that he and brother William begged their father not to tie the knot.

He admitted he thought his dad doing so would "cause more harm than good" and simply being in a relationship with her should have been enough.

He did say that he did want to see the pair happy, but thought that a public relationship should suffice over a marriage.

Harry noted: "We didn’t think it was necessary. We thought that it was going to cause more harm than good, and that if he was now with his person that surely that’s enough.

"Why go that far when you don’t necessarily need to? We wanted him to be happy and we saw how happy he was with her, so at the time it was OK.”

This is just the beginning of Harry's accusations, as his book Spare is set to be fully released in the UK this week, following an accidental release in Spain last week.

Harry: The Interview premiered on ITV on Sunday evening, with the Prince going into unprecedented depth and detail on life in and out of the Royal Family.

You can catch up with the explosive interview on the ITV Hub now.


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