'Publicity-hungry' William and Harry will do anything to stay popular, even compete with dad Charles, says new book

Veteran journalist and a friend of Prince Charles Robert Jobson claims in his new book that the future king doesn't know how to make things better with his two sons.


                            'Publicity-hungry' William and Harry will do anything to stay popular, even compete with dad Charles, says new book

More details about Prince Charles and his alleged rocky relationship with his two sons Prince Harry and Prince Williams have been revealed in a new book by Robert Jobson. Yet again, the veteran journalist and royal expert claims that Charles has received the shorter end of the stick - his sons keep competing with him for publicity and poor Charles just doesn't know how to make things better. Jobson has been known to be close to Charles for a long time.

In his book 'Charles at 70' Jobson reportedly claims that William is "extremely competitive with members of his family when it comes to media coverage – although he gives the impression it doesn’t concern him."

Prince Harry with wife Meghan Markle (Getty Images)
Prince Harry with wife Meghan Markle (Getty Images)

The book also takes jabs at Harry and talks about the incident from December 2017, when he was invited to be the guest editor for BBC Radio 4's 'Today' show.

Harry chatted with Barack Obama on the show and appeared to really enjoy himself. At the time, he wasn't married to his lady love Meghan Markle yet and the two had only announced their engagement. The book says that Harry was only interested in the opportunity because his dad Charles was offered the gig too. "When his publicity-hungry younger son heard about it, he suddenly revived an earlier interest in doing the gig," Jobson says. 

(L-R) Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at Lancaster House on February 13, 2014 in London, England. 
(L-R) Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at Lancaster House on February 13, 2014 in London, England. 

These two boys aren't the only ones deemed as publicity hungry in Charles' life. Princess Diana, who Prince Charles was married to before he wed Camilla, has often been tagged as using the media to her advantage to garner sympathy and make headlines. Jobson had earlier reportedly claimed that Charles had, in fact, regretted the marriage.

It was "like a call to duty" he claimed Prince Charles had said. However, he had felt that if he did take a step back it would be disastrous, perhaps because of the eyeballs attached to the wedding. Breaking off the engagement itself "would have been cataclysmic" Jobson claimed he said and that Charles felt that he was "permanently between the devil and deep blue sea." 

Prince William with wife Kate Middleton (Getty Images)
Prince William with wife Kate Middleton (Getty Images)

Even after years of tying the knot, he is said to have been upset about the situation and spoke to his friends about it. "I desperately wanted to get out of the wedding in 1981," he is said to have said, "when during the engagement I discovered just how awful the prospects were."

Prince Charles with wife Camilla (Getty Images)
Prince Charles with wife Camilla (Getty Images)

Out of the couple, Princess Diana did command the limelight much more and years after her unfortunate passing, she's still in the news from time to time. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle need no effort - even a lookalike of Markle walking her dog can make headlines. As for William, he and Kate have been low key for a while but continue to grab the fancy of readers when they do step out with their adorable family. 

Queen Elizabeth (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth (Getty Images)