The monarchy’s future depends on the ‘obliteration of the Sussexes’, royal biographer Tom Bower tells Sarah Vine and Andrew Pierce on their YouTube talk show The Reaction
A leading royal biographer believes the future of the monarchy depends on the ‘wiping out of the Sussexes’ after Prince Harry’s brief visit to the king following his cancer diagnosis.
Tom Bower launched a blistering attack on the Duke of Sussex, branding him a ‘traitor’ when discussing his meeting with Charles this week. The Reactionthe Mail’s new YouTube chat show.
It was hoped that the worrying news of the king’s illness could bring Harry closer to his father and his brother, the Prince of Wales, after years of launching vicious attacks on the monarchy.
But Mr Bower told the Mail’s columnists Sarah Vine and Andrew Pierce that the opposite was the case.
The author of ‘Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War between the Windsors’ gave his opinion in this week’s episode: ‘I think the monarchy actually depends on erasing the Sussexes from our state of life because their continuation is bad for us
Prince Harry arrives at the Windsor Suite at Heathrow Airport today after his short visit to see his father King Charles following his cancer diagnosis
Royal biographer Tom Bower launched a blistering attack on the Duke of Sussex, branding him a ‘traitor’ when he discussed his meeting with Charles on this week’s The Reaction, the Mail’s new YouTube chat show
‘I am really outraged that he was even allowed to land in London and then given a special escort to Clarence House.
“I think it’s interesting that given all the bedrooms they have at Buckingham Palace and all the other palaces in London, that he had to spend the night in a hotel.”
Harry was pictured at Heathrow Airport this afternoon (Wednesday) preparing to leave the UK after just 24 hours.
Bower’s strong comments come after Harry, 39, spent a short time with his 75-year-old father – despite not having seen him for 17 months – after the king informed him of his cancer over the phone.
They met at Clarence House before the king headed to Buckingham Palace to board a helicopter to take him to Sandringham in Norfolk with his wife, Queen Camilla.
Buckingham Palace confirmed on Monday that the king had begun immediate treatment for an unspecified form of cancer after “a matter of concern” was discovered during recent treatment for a benign enlarged prostate.
Due to his condition, the King has decided to postpone his public engagements during his treatment, but will continue to work hard behind the scenes.
The hosts also debated whether there is any hope of forgiveness and healing between the royal family and the Sussexes.
Sources told the Mail yesterday that while William, 41, respects his father’s decision to ‘keep the door open’ for Harry, reconciliation is ‘not an option for him personally at the moment’ as he stays with his wife, the princess of wales, please. bed after her abdominal surgery.
Mr Bower said ‘the monarchy really depends on getting the Sussexes out of our way of life because their continuation is bad for us’ (Pictured: Meghan Markle and Harry at the One805 Live concert in Santa Barbara in 2023 )
The Duke of Sussex did not meet William or Kate during his trip. Pictured: Harry arrives in a car at the Windsor Suite at Heathrow Airport this afternoon
The Duke of Sussex will return to his wife Meghan Markle and their two children, Archie and Lilibet
Prince Harry heads to Heathrow Airport as he leaves London after just 24 hours
Prince Harry was escorted from London Heathrow to Clarence House after flying in from LAX
After meeting his son, King Charles left Clarence House with Queen Camilla yesterday
The monarch’s Sikorsky S-76C helicopter landed at Sandringham at around 4.20pm yesterday
Mr Bower argued: ‘You cannot reconcile a man who has made a living for the last three years to be such a traitor, to cause them so much unhappiness. I mean he really did quite willfully. I mean he’s not a boy, he’s almost 40.’
Ms. Vine and Mr. Pierce praised the king for telling the public about his condition, but they debate whether he should have said what form of cancer he had after it was confirmed it was not prostate cancer.
Mr Pierce said: ‘The king has been transparent to some extent but then he became more opaque about the cancer by saying ‘he is being treated for cancer’. The speculation is ridiculous, Sarah. He might as well go the whole hog.’
But Ms Vine argued: ‘I don’t agree with you. I think sometimes people need to keep a part of themselves private, especially when you’re like him – laid out on a gurney for all to see.’
The hosts continued to discuss how to keep your children safe online following the horrific cases of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey in Warrington and news that Jennifer Crumbley has become the first parent in America to be jailed for her son’s murder at four in a school shooting.
But on a lighter note, they asked if model and actress Holly Valance could be the savior of the Conservative Party?
The Australian former Neighbors star, now married to British property tycoon Nick Candy, yesterday attended Liz Truss’ new ‘PopCon’ event for popular modern conservatives and branded left-wing ideas ‘crap’.