King Charles would not have taken up the role as Head of State if brother Prince Andrew had got his way.
Charles took over the role when the Queen died earlier this month (September 8), as he was next in the line of succession.
But according to a new explosive biography of Queen Consort Camilla written by expert Angela Levin, the situation could have been very different had controversial Prince Andrew got his way.
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She first met the wife of King Charles in 2015, but has spent years interviewing friends, employees and other sources.
Serialised in The Telegraph, she claims that a source said: “When Diana was alive, through her friendship with Andrew’s wife Sarah, [Duchess of York] she plotted with Andrew to try to push Prince Charles aside so Prince Andrew could become Regent to Prince William, who was then a teenager.
“Andrew lobbied very hard with the hope that Charles would not become king when his mother died, and that William would wear the crown.
“His behaviour was very, very negative and extremely unpleasant to Queen [Elizabeth], who disagreed.
“I was told it was one of the rare occasions he didn’t get his way.
“Nonetheless, he was apparently very angry that he couldn't rule the country in some way.
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“He remained so hostile to Camilla’s emergence and acceptance that it’s doubtful it has ever been forgiven.”
The Daily Star has contacted Buckingham Palace about the claims.
Since Her Majesty's death at the age of 96, many experts have hinted that King Charles might be in for a short reign, with a view to handing over the crown to Prince William sooner rather than later.
One of those claims came from celebrity psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman.
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She said: “He’s not a young person taking on this role so he will have added worries and concerns about himself and his entire family so I predict this will be a time of introspection for him while he adapts to the transition.
“I predict that around his 80th birthday, King Charles is going to start sharing duties with his son, Prince William, to ensure there is a smooth transition of power when the time eventually comes for Charles.”
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