- Queen Consort Camilla has professional influence over King Charles, according to a new book.
- In “The New Royals”, Katie Nicholl writes that Camilla sometimes “calls the shots”.
- She told the king to fire an aide and disagreed with Prince Harry over how to handle family matters.
Camilla, the Queen Consort, influences some of King Charles III’s career choices, according to a new book.
The Mail on Sunday has published an extract from royal reporter Kate Nicholl’s upcoming book, The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown, which explores everything from Queen Elizabeth’s relationship with Meghan Markle to impact of Meghan and Prince Harry’s retreat. Prince William.
In the extract, Nicholl also explored King Charles and Camilla’s close relationship, showing specifically how the Queen Consort has helped the monarch professionally.
According to Nicole, the king practices his speeches for Camilla and talks her through his ideas, and she wrote that “there are times when he calls the shots.”
For example, in 2021, Charles’ closest aide, Michael Fawcett, was accused of offering a Saudi tycoon a knighthood in exchange for $2 million in donations to the Prince’s Foundation. Fawcett stepped down from his role as chief executive of the foundation following the allegations.
An unnamed friend of Camilla told Nicholl that the now Queen Consort told her husband to fire Fawcett.
“He said Michael had to go. He basically kicked him out,” the friend told Nicole.
“He was never really a fan of Fawcett and could see how disastrous this could be for Charles’ reign,” the unnamed friend added to Nicholl.
In another excerpt from the book published in Vanity Fair, Nicholl wrote that Camilla also asserted herself to Prince Harry when she suggested the royal family hire a mediator to try to resolve their differences.
“He actually suggested they use a mediator to try and work things out, which left Charles a bit confused and Camilla squirming in her tea,” Camilla’s friend told Nicholl.
“He told Harry it was ridiculous and that they were a family and they were going to make it up to each other,” the same friend said, according to Nicole.
Camilla will be crowned at the same time as King Charles and plans to keep her own private residence even though her husband is king.