Prince Charles’s reaction to Megxit was ‘frightening’, new book claims

The reaction from Prince Charles over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s announcement to leave royal working life was ‘frightening’, according to a new book.

Staff described the Prince of Wales as being reportedly furious after seeing the statement that he almost destroyed a lamp.

Harry and Meghan put out a statement via Instagram on January 8 in 2020, which took many of the royal family by surprise.

According to the new book by royal author Christopher Andersen, Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, Prince Charles was “angry” before speaking to Harry over the phone.

In the book, staffers at Balmoral described the Prince of Wales “at one point grabbed a carved wooden floor lamp that stood behind his desk” before he “stopped just short of hurling it across the room.”

Andersen then cites a conversation between Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and a Highgrove neighbour where she told them “I have seen him that angry before, but rarely.”

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The book goes on to recount a conversation over the phone with Charles and his son Harry, according to a senior member of the Prince of Wales' staff.

It is claimed Harry allegedly said: “We wanted to get out ahead of it and control the narrative.”

Charles responded with anger: “You couldn’t have simply picked up the phone and called me? Or called the Queen?”

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He added: “Really, Harry, this is completely unacceptable. You must apologize to your grandmother immediately. You must try and fix this.”

Prior to the launch of Anderson’s new book, the author revealed extracts from it with one of them claiming Prince Charles asked questions about the complexion of Archie’s skin.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped a bombshell claim over an unnamed royal questioning Archie's skin during the interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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According to a source who spoke with Anderson, Charles allegedly said to Camilla: "I wonder what the children will look like," on November 27, 2017.

Camilla allegedly responded by saying: "Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain," before Charles added: "I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?"

Andersen did not accuse Charles of racism but instead suggested the Prince of Wales had his remarks taken out of context by those who told Harry and Meghan about the conversation.

Clarence House has been contacted for comment but Buckingham Palace has previously stated regarding the book: "We don’t comment on books of this kind as to do so risks giving it some form of authority or credibility."

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