CAMILLA’s son has hit back at Prince Harry after he said she “played the long game” to become Queen.
Tom Parker Bowles rubbished claims in the Duke’s explosive memoir Spare that Camilla plotted a campaign of marriage with an “end game” to take “the crown”.
Speaking on The News Agents podcast, Tom, 48, lashed back, saying: “I think change happens but I don’t care what anyone says – this wasn’t any sort of end game.
“She married the person she loved and this is what happened.”
In interviews to promote Spare, released in January, Harry said the then Queen Consort was a “villain” and spoke of bodies being “left in the street” during her image rehabilitation.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, also claimed his step-mum, 75, was “dangerous”.
Writing in Spare, Harry described how he and Prince William pleaded with King Charles, 74, not to wed the then-Mrs Parker Bowles, saying: “He didn’t answer.
“But she answered. Straight away. Shortly after our private summits with her, she began to play the long game.
“A campaign aimed at marriage, and eventually the crown, with Pa’s blessing we presumed.”
Tom was then asked if there was a panic if Harry and wife Meghan, 41, would not attend the Coronation.
He told podcast hosts Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel: “Nothing to do with me at all. Though I did ask if Harry Kane was going as Captain of England… My mother didn’t know…”
Asked if his mother will be anxious ahead of the coronation on May 6 – which Harry is attending without Meghan – Mr Parker Bowles said despite the “tough” role “she’s never complained”.
Mr Parker Bowles went on to praise the King and Queen Consort who he said were “doing amazingly” and said step-dad Charles was an “intelligent man who cares deeply about his roles”.