Tom Bower No. 7 : Camilla Smells A Rat

3 thoughts on “Tom Bower No. 7 : Camilla Smells A Rat

  1. lickemtomorrow says:

    I’m thoroughly enjoying this series and breakdown of excerpts from Tom Bower’s book.

    There’s way too many aspects and angles to comment on combined with the level of output, so for a change I’m just soaking it all in and considering a possible purchase of the Bower book.

    I sense Tom Bower has a way of presenting things which will present ‘fodder’ for both sides – those ‘for’ Harry’s wife and those ‘against’ – and this is the sign of a writer capable of reaching a larger audience I think.

    In some ways he is presenting the ‘out of their comfort zone’ American, which some may possibly identify with (alongside the original ousting of the British from America), combined with the ‘she doesn’t get us or our traditions’ British citizen. Her lack of respect on the one hand could be seen as the brashness of a frontier and more independent mentality. On the other hand it could be seen as a level of impudence and unwillingness to accept the role she had undertaken.

    She did have a choice, it just didn’t come with the option of running the show.

    Speaking of Camilla, there was the occasion where it was reported Harry and his wife were asked to leave the garden party Charles and Camilla were hosting because Harry’s wife said she was ‘bored’, at least that’s how I remember it. I’m not sure how much influence Camilla may have had on that occasion, but I’d say with her having less of the emotional and physical ties, she’s more likely to see things for what they are rather than be hoodwinked by the narcissist.

  2. Asp Emp says:

    I would not be surprised if Camilla is considered to be one of the good ‘sounding boards’ within the Royal Family by the family. To my knowledge, there has been no major, or bad press about her in all the years she has been known to the family, despite being ‘close’ with Charles during his marriage to Diana. It did contribute to Diana’s “difficulties”, being the third person in her marriage. Having said that, this is probably something that bothers Harry to the point where he struggles with his ET (now and back then).

    For many years, I could not “like” Camilla. Now that I know about narcissism and which people within that family are narcissists too, I can “approach” my thinking ‘patterns’ in a different way (I am not emotionally involved) towards Camilla. There is a difference between understanding and accepting, if I may suggest it as such.

    Because that is how I have “applied” it in my own past & personal experiences – I understand but not accept ie muvver’s treatment of me, I understand AND accept my (own past “reactions”) to my father’s passing. They are “memories” of my past but I no longer feel the pain that I had carried.

    So, Harry has a great, huge deal to go through and ‘process’. Hell of a lot. Poor guy.

    Thank you, HG. For listening 🙂

  3. WhoCares says:

    I have often wondered if Camilla is also a narcissist.
    I have doubts now after hearing Bower’s description of her.

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