PRINCE CHARLES furiously branded his younger brother an “idiot” after the Earl of Wessex invaded Prince William’s privacy, a documentary has claimed.
Royal author Katie Nicholl explained: “When Prince William was at university, and a very strict issue from the Palace to the media had gone out, there was going to be a protocol when Prince William arrived and, after that, the press were to leave the Prince alone.
“There was one camera crew that stuck around.”
Royal biographer Penny Junor noted that Prince Charles’s press secretary found a film crew still loitering near the University of St Andrews, where William had chosen to study.
She said: “They said ‘we work for Prince Edward, so you know, we have got permission to be here’.
Prince Charles’ furious row with Edward: ‘You have behaved inappropriately!’
“She said ‘you certainly have not’, and it all grew to a big row.”
Ms Nicholl claimed that led to Charles picking up the phone to Edward and “in no uncertain terms, telling him he was an idiot and perhaps, a choice few words other than that”.
She added: “The message was quite clear: ‘You have behaved inappropriately. Leave St Andrews immediately’.”
Despite the clash, Prince Charles is said to have had a more bitter relationship with his other brother, Prince Andrew.
Prince William and Charles arrive at the University of St Andrews
Throughout his childhood, the Queen’s first-born, was notably distant from his parents.
After Elizabeth was crowned, her and Prince Philip’s busy schedule meant the Prince was left in the care of nannies.
On the other hand, Prince Andrew enjoyed a very different relationship with their mother instead.
Ms Nicholl explained: “The Queen was much more settled in her role.
“She was able to be much more hands on with Andrew and Edward than she was for Charles and Anne, so perhaps there was a bit of envy in that regard.”
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with their children, Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward
“He was at Gordonstoun, he was miserable, he hated it.
“And there is Andrew at home being rocked by mummy and read bedtime stories and all the things that Charles probably would have wished he had been able to have if the Queen wasn’t so duty-bound right at the start of her reign.”
Former royal butler Paul Burrell also explained how all the Queen’s children jockey for position with their mother, but there is clearly a hint of favouritism.
He said: “I know it sounds odd but it is true.
“Andrew has always been the Queen’s favourite son. He has never done anything wrong in the Queen’s eyes.”
Ms Juror agreed: “I think Andrew is quite a favourite with the Queen and I suspect she might have a bit of blind spot for him.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK