Why Prince Harry Believed Charles and Camilla’s Wedding Was ‘Unwarranted’ as They Mark 19 Years Together

Why Prince Harry Believed Charles and Camilla's Wedding Was 'Unwarranted' as They Mark 19 Years Together

On Tuesday, King Charles and Queen Camilla marked their 19th wedding anniversary. In the initial stages of their relationship, they faced significant opposition, not just from royal enthusiasts but also from certain members of the royal family, especially in light of Charles’ separation from Princess Diana in 1992.

Prince Harry was notably forthright last year when discussing his sentiments about his father’s remarriage. In an interview with Anderson Cooper after the publication of his revealing memoir “Spare” in January 2023, he referred to their union as ‘unnecessary’.

“We didn’t think [getting married] was necessary,” he told the US host, referring to himself and his brother, Prince William.  He added: “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’.”

Quoting his mother, who previously coined Camilla as the ‘third person’ in her marriage during her famous 1995 Panorama interview, Harry said: “She was the villain. She was the third person in their marriage. She needed to rehabilitate her image,” which he later explained made her “dangerous” due to her forging a relationship with the press.

Harry explained in Spare: “Willy and I promised Pa that we’d welcome Camilla into the family. The only thing we asked in return was that he not marry her. You don’t need to remarry, we pleaded. 

“A wedding would cause controversy. It would incite the press. It would make the whole country, the whole world, talk about Mummy, compare Mummy and Camilla, and nobody wanted that. Least of all Camilla. We support you, we said. We endorse Camilla, we said. Just please don’t marry her. Just be together, Pa.”

He also wrote: “Camilla had played a pivotal role in the unravelling of our parent’s marriage, and yes, that meant she’d played a role in our mother’s disappearance, but we understood that she’d been trapped like everyone else in the riptide of events. We didn’t blame her, and in fact, we’d gladly forgive her if she could make Pa happy. We could see that, like us, he wasn’t.”

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