Tom Parker Bowles denies that his mother schemed for decades for this ‘endgame’

About two months ago, there was a flurry of activity around the Parker Bowles clan. We learned that Queen Consort Camilla planned to make the coronation all about her family, with her two adult children Tom and Laura in attendance, plus their children acting as pages with actual roles in the ceremony. That was when the Times decided to declare Tom Parker Bowles “the monarchy’s new secret weapon.” Tom is a 48 year old “food writer” and a well-connected gossip, and it felt like he was suddenly being groomed for an earldom or something. Well, we’ll see about that. In the meantime, Tom is free to give interviews. In fact, I’m almost positive that Buckingham Palace wants him out there, trying to put lipstick on a pig (his mother). Especially since Tom made a pointed “rebuttal” of Prince Harry’s comments about Camilla, namely that she’s been running a decades-long campaign to win acceptance, marry Charles and sit on the throne, and (according to Harry) Camilla didn’t care if she left bodies in the street to get what she wanted. According to Tom, his mother did no such thing. ORLY?

The Queen’s son, Tom Parker Bowles, has rebutted the Duke of Sussex’s claim that she orchestrated “a campaign aimed at marriage and eventually the crown”, insisting there was no “endgame”. Mr Parker Bowles issued a staunch defence of his mother, who he said had married the King solely for love.

Speaking publicly about the allegations for the first time, he said: “I think change happens but I don’t care what anyone says – this wasn’t any sort of endgame. She married the person she loved and this is what happened.”

Mr Parker Bowles, a food writer and food critic, also told The News Agents podcast that his mother would ensure that her Coronation day menu was free of chilli and garlic because she did not like “massive spice” and would want to keep her breath fresh while greeting guests.

Mr Parker Bowles told podcast hosts Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel it was “tough” for the Queen to take on such a prominent role during the Coronation Ceremony, but said she had “never complained”. He added: “I think anyone would be anxious on an occasion of this sort of importance in terms of the historical. And yes, I think I’d be terrified if I had to sort of walk out wearing ancient robes. She’s 75, but you know, it’s tough to do it. But she’s never complained. You just do it. get on with it.”

Mr Parker Bowles praised the King and Queen, saying: “I think they’re doing amazingly. I think King Charles is a good, kind, intelligent man who cares deeply about his roles wherever they may be – Prince of Wales, the King.”

Asked if it was weird to think of Camilla as the Queen, Mr Parker Bowles replied: “Not really, because she’s still our mother. I say ‘our’ but not the royal ‘we’, speaking for my sister and me. She’s our mother.”

Mr Parker Bowles confirmed that he would not be getting a title, adding: “You’re not going to find us with great estates and being called the duke of whatever. No. That would be appalling.”

[From The Telegraph]

“I don’t care what anyone says – this wasn’t any sort of endgame…” Horsesh-t. Camilla absolutely plotted, schemed and calculated. Maybe in 1991, it wasn’t a clear strategy of “then I’ll do this and then I’ll hire this person,” but there absolutely was a strategy, a plan, a conspiracy. Camilla openly carried on with Charles for years, all while briefing the press about Diana and the state of the Waleses’ marriage. Camilla and Charles both masterminded the “Diana is crazy” narrative. Once Charles and Diana got divorced, Camilla seamlessly moved in and took over. She’s been in charge ever since, let’s be real. Painting Camilla’s journey as some kind of “she never schemed, she never planned this” is utterly bizarre. Tom’s comments do show that Camilla and her team are very worried that people believe Harry’s version of events.

As for Tom denying the talk of a peerage… well, we’ll see about that too. For all of the cost-cutting plans being made by Charles, I would be willing to bet that Charles and Camilla both plan on elevating Tom and Laura and ensuring that they have the means to live large.

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  1. Mk says:

    “Lipstick on a pig (his mother)…” ☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • AnneL says:

      You know that expression “A face only a mother could love?” I think this is a case of “A face only a son could love” (and, for some unfathomable reason, Charles….)

      No, I don’t like to make fun of a woman’s looks or judge her for them. Yes, I will make an exception in the case of Camilla. She’s ugly on the inside and it shows on the outside. Put the same face and smile on a nice, decent person and I would find it charming.

      • ELX says:

        These sorts of aristo-adjacent wannabes are such louche people, slouching around, making excuses for all sorts of bad behavior and then decrying basic decency as “terribly middle class.” He won’t be a Duke, but he’ll follow mummy’s lead, get the majority of her money when she dies and collect and earldom or perhaps a viscountcy from step-pa. The good kind that he can pass down to his son. With step-pa, flattery and obsequiousness will get you everywhere.

      • KASalvy says:

        TPB looks like Jeremy Clarkson and I can’t unsee it

      • ML says:

        Kasalvy, Now that you mentioned it I can’t unsee it either. He really does look like JC.

      • Noo says:

        @annel and also don’t you think she loves his face because he looks like her? Camilla doesn’t lack for confidence, I’ll give her that. And a sugar cube! Nah, just kidding I’d never giver her sugar cubes or carrots

    • swiftcreekrising says:

      These people are so homely. This is what generations of interbreeding gets you.

  2. Tessa says:

    Flattery will get you everywhere tom especially praising your stepfather. I expect there will be a lot if comments by him to the media now. And a title from kindly stepfather.

    • SarahCS says:

      He’s their Dodgy Uncle Gary who will be wheeled out to peddle the latest narrative (it was LOVE) because they never explain (ha!). Love it.

    • Christine says:

      I am waiting, with baited breath, for the time I can buy a tea cup with TPB on it!!!

      /said noone ever

    • JRT says:

      Never trust the compliments from a son about their mother. Mother/son relationship are always sick and insidious, no matter what people say, there’s always a certain level of control and cloyingness that lies just below the surface.

    • aftershocks says:

      Yeah @Tessa, I notice that TP-B only said that he’d be “appalled” to become the “duke of whatever.” That’s like Chuck saying Camz would be known as his Princess Consort. 😜

      I very much doubt TP-B would decline an earldom or a viscountcy from his step-dad. TP-B may not be given large estates (plural), but he’s already been given money and he will surely inherit more money and property from his mother. The spoils of Camzilla’s decades long game of thrones!

  3. equality says:

    So KC “cares deeply about his roles wherever they may be”? How deeply does he care about that role of father and grandfather? How about the role of head of the CofE? He certainly isn’t a prime example of love, repentance and forgiveness.

    • Tessa says:

      Stepdad ignores his two youngest grandchildren

      • Rae S-L says:

        @TESSA, that’s because when a father marries, he becomes a step father to his own biological children. This is very prevalent in Harry’s case. If William were not heir to the throne, he would have to fend for himself as well. It is said Charles the Turd gave the Parker-Bowles offspring 1 million pounds each, Harry received nothing but an F.U.

        I don’t like William, but hopefully this is the last time the Shand/Parker Bowles blood line goes anywhere near the throne/monarchy

    • SarahCS says:

      I’d add husband to that list. To his first wife at least.

  4. Tessa says:

    Oh please Camilla planned this for years and even hosted Diana and Charles at the home she shares with her then husband. Nice try tom. Not buying your spin.

    • Sugarhere says:

      Worse, the Consort-to-be turned Diana’s honeymoon into a living nightmare. Charles was wearing a pair of gold cufflinks engraved with interwoven Cs, calling her for hours on end for sex-on-the-phone sessions, while Diana was left alone, sobbing in one of the yacht’s cabins.

      The Consort-to-be wouldn’t let go. She’d call married Charles playing damzel in distress because 4 paparazzis were lurking in front of her property, while Diana had to deal with 54. The Consort in the making outfoxed the devil for the best part of 3 decades.

      Her patient, persevering, methodical sabotage mainly consisted in taking it upon herself to condone Charles’ philandering and cantankerousness, while bolstering his ego: she became his best friend, his confidante. Diana’s “accident” was Camilla’s requital.

      I hope Harry is taking mental coaching sessions before delving into those foul energies and that he won’t bring any of them back to Meghan and the children.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        I can’t imagine being in Harry’s shoes, where he’ll be watching the woman who tormented his mother, maligned and defamed her through her secret press connections, manipulated her and his father, schemed, and lorded get crowned in place of his mother on his child’s birthday. Harry needs to mentally prepare for this—talk to his therapist every day so he can get through it and get home and never look back.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Exactly guys! It’s expertly portrayed by the Camilla look-a-like actor in The Crown. I recently viewed the last two episodes of season 5, and by gosh, it all becomes crystal clear, eerily coinciding with what we’ve seen happening in recent months.

        Yes, The Crown is a dramatization, but it still contains a lot of truths, despite Peter Morgan trying to be very careful with the flattening of Diana’s character and the over-flattery of Chuck’s character. But read those portrayals between the lines.

        In the final episode, Chuck absolutely is on the path of undermining his elderly mother, as he chafes at having to wait to be King. Meanwhile, Camilla absolutely plotted with p.r. guru, Mark Boland, to go all-in for image rehab in ultimate pursuit of the the Q coup, even before Diana’s & Chuck’s divorce.

    • The Recluse says:

      The sidepiece’s offspring and grand-offspring are going to benefit royally from her take no prisoners ambition. If not titles, then they’re going to be rolling in money, property and numerous benefits, even after she goes to the place she has truly earned.

    • aftershocks says:

      For sure @Tessa & @The Recluse! Camz was conniving from the get-go. Far from being “in love” with Chuck, I think she saw him as a useful tool for her ambitions to be close to the crown. She kept her claws firmly sunk in after C&D married. It was even said at the time, that Chuck’s married women friends (Camz and ill-fated Kanga) ‘approved’ Diana. That’s only because Camz and others thought Diana was a shy, innocent push-over. Boy, did they err in that belief! 💥🕳️ I hope karma keeps coming for Chuck & Camz! 🌬️ 😶‍🌫️

  5. Tessa says:

    Only the male grandchildren of Camilla get to be pages.

  6. Chloe says:

    Maybe she didn’t plot to become queen but when it was clear that the path to charles was completely open she definitely plotted to have her image rehabilitated. Over the back of others. She’s dangerous, that Camilla.

    • Tessa says:

      Stuart Higgins of the sun said she would call him up every week with info about Diana and Charles. During the v and d marriage. She had ambitions imo and coveted what Diana had.

  7. Michelle says:

    I wonder why people think she plotted? Could it be the Times magazine cover that said: “Camilla won ‘Game of Thrones!’”
    COME ON. They tell on themselves and AND it’s so obvious!

  8. Katie Beanstalk says:

    He has a posh looking face – so funny!

    • AnneL says:

      Doesn’t he just though?!

    • MY3CENTS says:

      He reminds me of that scary clown Pennywise I think he’s called.
      His mother is not much better.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      It’s very much giving “Upper Class Twit of the Year” Monty Python vibes

    • Boxy Lady says:

      I can only imagine if Charles and Camilla had had a child together. The mix of those two’s genes 😬

    • Beachbelle says:

      Bless it. Their whole family looks like one of them little Chinese crested pale sewer rat looking dogs with the tongue hanging out, only the owner put them in a little double breasted jacket costume or a hat for the ugliest dog contest. Instead of the tongue thing they all have weak chins and high foreheads.

    • Athena says:

      These British men do not age well.

    • The Recluse says:

      Time to queue up that old Monty Python skit : The Upper Class Twit of the Year competition.

    • Ginni says:

      He remains me of Herman Monster 😉

    • Katie Beanstalk says:

      It’s not a very flattering picture. There are others if you google him.

  9. Lily says:

    Monty Python has a sketch called the biggest twit of the year or something like that and that guy seems to have stepped right out of it.

    That’s about it. Everything he says here is ridiculous. Camilla is a scheming ass and has always plotted to get something out of being a royal tampon holder. In fact, when I think about her, I’m often surprised at just how… shitty of a person she is, I guess? She might not be a criminal, but that’s about it. I cannot think of a single redeemable quality about her. Probably what Charles likes about her, too.

  10. Tessa says:

    Countdown now to when Camilla s children receive titles.

    • Seaflower says:

      Less than 6 months is my bet. And ex hubbie will get something for being made a fool of and never complaining.

    • LB says:

      This article is one of the first steps in transitioning Tom into public life and possibly a title and royal work. He speaks for his mother, the Queen and he is being positioned as her advocate, helper and advisor. The Queen’s right hand. The article ran in People as well. This is part of a campaign to push Tom on the public, not Camilla.

    • MaryContrary says:

      They aren’t getting titles, but I’m sure Charles is setting aside a very large trust for the lot of them.

      • Juniper says:

        Meanwhile he can’t pay for his actual son’s security, tried to press his wife to keep working, and took away the house they paid to renovate. Got it.

  11. Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

    Garlic is “massive spice”?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Oh my god, these people…………

    • HamsterJam says:

      I know! The “food critic” suggests a tic-tac soufflé to keep your breath fresh for the guests.

      • Renae says:

        But don’t brush your teeth and then blame spices?

      • Noo says:

        Why are they still talking about breath smells? Are they trolling Biden with this comment? Or just have nothing insightful to talk about.

    • AnneL says:

      Remind me not to rely on any of TPB’s restaurant reviews for guidance when I visit London.

      Wait, I just remembered I have zero desire to visit England at this point…..

      • Whyforthelove says:

        Same! I used to love London…but this lot has left me thinking France for my next European vacation or maybe any other country but Britain

      • Lauren says:

        I’m thinking Scandinavia for my next trip, the inside of the Palace in Oslo looks beautiful and Sweden has so many palaces open as musuems

      • Jaded says:

        I’ll never go back to that place again either. I used to love England and spent a lot of time there but nevermore.

      • zinjazin says:

        If you go to Sweden I would recommend visiting Drottningholms slott (castle). It is open to the public and is listed at Unesco world heritage:
        “The Royal Domain of Drottningholm stands on an island in Lake Mälar in a suburb of Stockholm. With its castle, perfectly preserved theatre (built in 1766), Chinese pavilion and gardens, it is the finest example of an 18th-century north European royal residence inspired by the Palace of Versailles.”

        I love to go and spend the day there sometimes, there is a vast beautiful park, statues,fountains soo dreamy.

    • aftershocks says:

      Guys take another look at what TP-B said: “My mother does not like massive spice.” I take that to mean Camzilla is NOT fond of Ginger and Nutmeg! 😜 LOL!

      Honestly, royal wedding menus traditionally tend to be heavily influenced by French cuisine trends of the time, and by whims of the chosen chef. Google past royal menus. They absolutely shy away from onions and garlic, but not from heavy desserts, nor from chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, with a bit of veggies, rice, and herbs.

      BTW, I discovered how accurate I was when I quipped that Di in her puffy-sleeved wedding dress was like a lamb led to slaughter. The lamb mousse-stuffed chicken at Di’s wedding reception, was named after her!!! No kidding. 🤐

      • bklne says:

        The avoiding-garlic-and-spices thing is also thinly-veiled racism. Those are ingredients that upper-class WASPs associate with the cuisine of foreigners, especially brown and black people. Can’t have that, now, can we?

  12. Jay says:

    I can believe he doesn’t want an earldom-better to be made an ambassador or an attache somewhere, all the better to pick up those grocery bags of money for your father-in-law.

  13. M says:

    Boy all that inbreeding sure does show up in some more than others, huh?

  14. Amy Bee says:

    Sending out Tom to defend her definitely confirms that Camilla had a game plan.

  15. Noor says:

    Obviously Tom has the approval from the royals and courtiers to do the explaining and complaining on their behalf.
    Is this a smart move ? I am not sure.

    • bisynaptic says:

      You should never send out a guy who looks like this guy does to compete with Harry’s version of things.

  16. C says:

    Quite frankly, I don’t think she schemed to be Queen (early on). But she schemed to be the first woman in Charles’s life, and I think she didn’t scheme to be Queen because she knew he would do everything for her to have that title. And he has.

    • aftershocks says:

      ^^ Camz was first intent on repairing her public image, at all costs. Then she went in for the whole-hog rewards. In the very beginning, I think Camz may have feared that Chuck might fall prey to Di’s youthful beauty and innocence. For a time, he did dote on Di, but it was more like doting on a stray pet or marveling at a useful appendage. But when Di’s huge popularity with the public became apparent, selfish Chuck quickly soured on being slightly infatuated with Diana. He did his duty to begat heir and spare, while Camz never allowed her entrapping cultivation of Chuck to cease. Once ginger Harry was born, Diana said she realized their marriage was over. Chuck wanted a daughter, not another son, especially not a red-haired son. Camzilla was there for Chuck to turn to for consolation and ego-pampering. Indeed, Camzilla played the long game.

    • Melissa says:

      I agree. I think her original goal was to become the Official Mistress, especially since she is descended from one.

  17. Becks1 says:

    Do I think this was her endplan in the 80s and early 90s? No. But at some point it definitely became the plan (not just her plan, but Charles’ as well) and so here we are.

    • aftershocks says:

      ^^ Exactly! As Chuck & Diana’s relationship further deteriorated, Camilla’s game plan accelerated. It was Charles’ confessions in the Dimbleby interview which outed Camz and led to the public dragging she received. C&D’s marriage was already in full disarray, yet divorce was not assured — not until the Dimbleby interview, and Diana’s subsequent Panorama interview. From then forward, Camz was in image-repair mode, and her cultivation of Charles took a definite turn, especially once both of them were free of their former marriage partners.

  18. Over it says:

    Oh Kaiser , you so shady 🤣🤣🤣.
    As for Tom, oh pleaseeee, your mama being scheming and plotting since she learned how to neigh and bark at the same time

  19. AnneL says:

    Oh my Lord, that photo! Perfect choice. Sometimes pictures really are worth a thousand words….

  20. Alice says:

    God bless, he looks like central castings idea of a posh in a movie about how horrid the aristocracy is.

    I still think he’s Parker Bowles kid (look at the face) but Laura looks like a blend of Camilla and Mountbatten genes.

  21. Amy says:

    I really find it hard to believe that avoiding garlic and chilis will make that smokestack’s breath smell delightful. She’s appalling. I believe her great appeal for Charles is that she will never outshine him. They truly deserve each other but no one deserves needing to show deference to either of them.

    • Jaded says:

      Her breath probably smells of cigarettes, gin, fire and brimstone.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Heh, heh @Amy & @Jaded. Your comments are on-target! The burn, the burn. “They deserve each other, but no one deserves needing to show deference to either of them.” Gin, fire and brimstone, indeed! 🎯🤺

  22. Pinkosaurus says:

    He’s not going to be a Duke the same way Camilla was not going to be Queen or Queen Consort. They have absolutely no reservations about shamelessly lying to the public, do they?

    • tamsin says:

      I believe former kings have given their illegitimate sons dukedoms or other titles. However, Tom is not Charles’s illegitimate son– he is another man’s son. And his mother made him a cuckold.

    • QuiteContraryi says:

      This. They lie through their crooked, nicotine-stained teeth.

  23. maisie says:

    Charles won’t make him an earl-he will get a dukedom. Camilla will see to it. it way take a year or so-Camilla has always played the long game.

    I love the quote about keeping her breath fresh..that woman REEKS of cigarettes and vodka. Even at 9 in the morning.

  24. Digital Unicorn says:

    The fact that he’s specifically said that he won’t be getting any titles etc.. means that its been discussed at least – given that she wants him to have a role I expect that he will eventually get a title in a few years time but lets see. What happens after the Chubbly is going to be very interesting – kHate is being prepped as food for the wolves while Rose is being elevated.

  25. Monlette says:

    I think she liked Charles because was a simp. It is pretty clear that he showered her with flattery and devotion and poetry and love tokens and that is enough to make most women weak in the knees.
    I think the last thing she wanted was to marry him. She would have rather have stayed with her true soulmate, APB, while enjoying a “courtly love” with Charles. As wonderful as her fairytale romance is, I don’t think she finds his farts as funny or endearing as her exes.

    • Linda says:

      Umm. I don’t think “courtly love” included sex! The whole idea of it was pining for each other, being kept apart by “cruel circumstances”… you know, their SPOUSES! C and C were nasty cheaters who def bumped (very) uglies with each other

      • Monlette says:

        Courtly love did include sex. Don’t believe the Victorian whitewashing. How many Arthurian knights were chaste in their affections for women who were not their wives?

    • Tessa says:

      She wanted to marry Andrew not Charles way back when

  26. Heather says:

    Really it’s no surprise that it doesn’t occur to queen side-piece to simply BRUSH HER TEETH. It doesn’t appear as though that has happened often in the past.

    • Jaded says:

      Her teeth actually used to look worse if you can believe it. After she and Chuck went *official* she had some noticeable dental work done. I’m sure she brushes her teeth but decades of heavy smoking have taken their toll. She needs industrial strength dental whitening.

  27. HeyKay says:

    Waste of time denying it. We’ve all seen it play out IRL.

  28. HK9 says:

    The mere fact he said anything at all about this lets me know it’s more than true. They’ll never learn.

  29. Ana Maria says:

    I’m watching The Crown, seasons 4 and 5, and yeah, before Diana’s solo trip to New York, Charles and his office put forth the Diana is unstable narrative…would love for the royals to be able to read the room, and for Charles to make the coronation a private ceremony without Camilla being a part of any of it…

  30. Renae says:

    Ok. Ill say it. That HEAD! …in the photo of him in his house(?) The one with all the bar glasses in the background. Good lord! Pennywise has nothing on him!

  31. TangerineTree says:

    TPB knows his mother and Charles sneaked out to “roll” around in the dirty wet grass in their yard while he, his father, sister and some dinner guests were waiting inside the house for them to return. And he’s shoveling sh!t for his mother and her lover? Tom, have some dignity for yourself.

  32. tamra says:

    Well, here we go, the Parker-Bowles parade!

    • Mary Pester says:

      DUUUUUCK everybody duck, there is a low flying pig looking for it’s lipstick. Camzilla should have a job at the war office she plotted her campaign so well. Step one, act as a friend to the wife who’s husband she is bedding.
      Step two, brief the press every week that the wife is unstable.
      Step three, ensure the divorce goes through or Charlie won’t get into her pants again.
      Step four tell everyone she will be “princess consort”
      ,step five drive the youngest son and his wife from the country to give her a free playing field
      Step 6,have the late Queen say she wants camzilla to be known as queen consort.
      Step 7, persuade Charlie that she really should be queen to keep waity Katie in her place.
      Step 8, grab that crown and crow.
      Step 9, say to Charlie “HER darling boy” must have a title as he is her representative with the plebs
      Step 10, stop pretending she gives a fk about ANY of the Royals because her feet are so far under the table that even Charlie is tripping over them.
      The Royal family are finished with camzilla and her offspring sitting pretty. And she CAN’T eat garlic, because everyone knows she sucks the life out of everyone

  33. Nic919 says:

    Interesting that Tom is talking to the media but Laura isn’t.

    Also someone at Buckleberry is monitoring this whole situation closely.

    • MsIam says:

      I’ve always read that Laura hated Charles and blamed him for her parents marriage ending. I guess she’s decided the best she can do is keep her mouth shut. Let Tom make a fool of himself being his mother’s cheerleader.

    • Darkwing Duck says:

      Tom Parker Bowles is part of the UK media so I think that would explain why he is obliged to do this and on message…. He appears on the BBC as a food writer and critic and he has written articles for the Mail’s YOU supplement. Another reason for hoarse laughter when that paper claims that you need a title to be able to use your connection to the Royal Family for your career! The exclusive he got for YOU was an interview with his mother…

  34. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    To quote Azealia Banks, this man looks like a thumb.

  35. Tessa says:

    tom rarely mentions his father Andrew. His mother really wanted to marry his father. He never mentions that.

    • EllE says:

      He was around 15-18 when his parents’ marriage hit the skids?

      Tom seems to be in a good place with it all and is speaking as an adult (dispassionately?), not a wounded child.

      No one is ever going to ask him what the effects of his mother’s past behavior (with KC) had on his life. I would imagine that’s too private, but it seems that people on this board are faulting him for not answering a question he was not asked.

  36. aquarius64 says:

    Sorry Tommy. The receipts are out there on your mom’s treachery. They have been out there for YEARS. Cam is Anne Boleyn 2.0, her official title.

  37. Tessa says:

    The thing is Camilla very much wanted to marry Andrew. Andrew is not to blame because he cheated. Andrew decided to play nice and be friends with Charles it was only when Charles named Camilla publicly that Andrew wanted a divorce . Camilla going to Charles as mistress was her choice. Diana was of another generation and not part of that circle.

  38. Mary says:

    Oh, Camilla had an end game all right. We can all quibble about what that was, Tom, but no one gets into bed with the British tabloid press without some kind of strategy and goal. Camilla has worked very hard for decades now at aggrandizing herself with the Press and denigrating, if not destroying, others. To what end, Tom, if not to be Queen Consort? And, really, do the specifics of Camilla’s goals matter when her own actions have shown her to be the scheming, nasty, vindictive cow that she is? Isn’t that the real takeaway here?

  39. Nicegirl says:

    I love the expression ‘lipstick 💄 on a pig 🐖’

  40. Jojo says:

    Yeah. Sure Tom. Ok Tom. Fuck off Tom.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      LOL, right! As if he would say, “My Mom slept, connived and gaslit her way to the top.”.

  41. Marianne says:

    She is nothing but a mistress who got lucky… amount of lipstick could ever turn her from pig into a lady! That woman tormented Diana ……she will never be anything but a pig to me and most others.

  42. TIFFANY says:

    I still trip that Andrew was in the family wedding photo. Still.

  43. Gm says:

    What do Charles siblings, nieces/nephews think about Camilla’s kids? I’m guessing there is pushing and maneuvering at the trough.

  44. Blue Nails Betty says:

    I believe there wasn’t a plan for Camilla and Charles to marry or for her to become queen…until Diana died.

    When Diana died the world turned upside down. So I can believe there was no plan until suddenly all previous thinking was upended and they started thinking outside of the box (for their generation). Diana’s death was the catalyst for them saying “well, actually…”.

    • Tessa says:

      Charles had hired b o l l a nd before Diana died. I believe they were going ahead an planning to eventually marry
      Charles staged a very public birthday party at highgrove before Diana died. He and Camilla were to make a joint appearance at a charity event. This was canceled after Diana died.

  45. Mtl.Ex.pat says:

    He’s got the face of an upper class twit (with thanks to Monty Python, I think?). Reading this I thought back to the part in Spare where Harry talks about being thrown under the bus with the press so they’d stay away from Tom Parker-Bowles who was gadding about London falling out of pubs and being louche (I’m paraphrasing – but that was the gist. I remember thinking what a great way to get across that TPB was coked up and acting the fool without actually saying it! 🤣😂)

  46. Ginger says:

    What a flaccid looking man, ugh. He may not know his mother the way the world does. He was not privvy to events as they went down, but Diana shared them in her interviews. Who is more believable, the 19yo who married a 30yo prince who needed heirs, or mature married mother of 2 who carried on an on/off affair with said prince both before and after his marriage? This isn’t a narrative, just basic facts. Camilla is a master manipulator.

  47. Bad Janet says:

    This guy looks like the perfect stereotype of old money English inbreeding.

  48. Bubblegum Dreams says:

    Damn! He is unfortunate-looking. What a facial combination. His dad forehead and his mother’s jawline.

  49. Red Weather Tiger says:

    Is it mean to say that it makes sense that he’s a “food critic” because he has a head like an eggplant?

    It is? Oh, then. Sorry.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Well, @Red Weather Tiger, it’s only mean to eggplants. Having grown both, I’m confident saying his head is shaped more like a spaghetti squash. And, like, spaghetti squash, TPB needs a lot more seasoning to be tasty. Whereas, eggplant, dip them in egg (Eggs again), flour-bit of salt and pepper, breadcrumbs and fry them up-good to go. Spaghetti squash requires more work to be appealing. imo

  50. Lily says:

    Tom has the face of a character in the murder mysteries on BBC America that my mom likes to watch. They are set in the countryside.

  51. Saucy&Sassy says:

    When KFC told the world that Camilla was his mistress, the writing was on the wall. Wasn’t that 1994? The divorce was August 1996. There was an article wherein her brother-in-law very clearly said she wanted to be Queen and some other very uncomplimentary, but accurate things about her. I believe this was after the divorce from Andrew happened.

    I believe that the Escort is exactly where she planned and plotted to be. Her son, the nitwit, really needs to be quieter. Is there ANYONE after that Jeremy Clarkson article was published that actually believes the Escort didn’t/doesn’t plot with the BM?

    • Tessa says:

      The divorce was announced soon after Charles interview. It took more time to finalize it. Charles became obligated so there was a more open path for her.

  52. Well Wisher says:

    Charles went against his mother’s wishes and evicted the Sussexes, before that he cut off his son financially and pulled his security while his comms team briefed the tabloid press.

    What he did for the Parker-Bowles? He paid for their mother’s security before they were married and reneged that she would not be Queen Consort, set up trust funds for her children, have her grandchildren at the coronation, while his comms team briefed against his son and family.

  53. Saschafrom76 says:

    Out here complaining and explaining for Cowmilla. Profiting off the crown as a GOSSIP. This is what white male privilege looks like. Same with marshmallow boy on Kates side. They can all profit from the crown but megs and Harry are skewerered for working w Netflix and called Royal profiteers it just makes the mind reel

  54. Beverley says:

    The thing that jumps out for me is that TPB defended and praised his mother. William has denounced Diana as “paranoid”. TPB is a better and more loyal son.

  55. Tessa says:

    The trouble i have with tom Parker Bowles is that he name drops and had done that to promote his cook books. He defends his mother but rarely mentions his father. In an about the author more he mentions he is stepson of prince of Wales. No mention of his father andrew.

  56. HennyO says:

    Camilla has brought all her family on board already; her ex-husband is doing engagements on her behalf and will be at central stage at the conAnation (just revealed).

    And her sister has started to accompanying her on official engagements. It won’t take long before the sister will be hired as her ‘lady in waiting’ (or whatever new name she came up with for the role).

    So, the title, crown estate houses and other grace and favours, will follow soon for her family, cause Camilla is running the show. Charles is a week man.

  57. Rackel says:

    Camilla won. If I had a young daughter I would actually use this as a teaching moment. If you don’t example why this isn’t ok, your child may see this as “what one has to do to live a better life”.

    This is such an awful example. We also have the 99% chance her kids and ex-husband will get titles.

  58. sammi says:

    Well….they may have to fund him somehow to avoid any more cocaine dealing/taking scandals for which he has a criminal record. Harry was used to deflect Tom Tom’s drug stuff and William’s prolems too whilst at Eton and during parties . Harry and William were 10 years and 8 years respectively younger than this creep and yet he is described as a close friend? Sister was 21 when 16 year old William ‘smoked’ at her party. Great parenting.

  59. sammi says:

    Telegraph and tabloid media is ficiton based clothed in a few ‘facts’. Hard to believe anyone would see Harry’s version of Camilla’s endgame as his problem and not the Royal Family’s extinction.
    I have noticed on my instagram than there are ‘Harry duke of sussex’ new sites being promoted but when you go into them they are all the Royal Family’s/King’s related sites with photos of Harry to draw people in and then thwy start posting the other ones. Sad,
    As I am listening Radio 2 is promoting The Coronation but no one is interested here!