Jennie Bond accused of 'cruelly tarnishing and exploiting Princess Diana'

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Royal commentator Jennie Bond has been accused of ‘tarnishing and exploiting Princess Diana’ by recalling a conversation in which the late royal is alleged to have labelled Queen Consort Camilla as ‘loyal and discreet’.

Ahead of King Charles III’s Coronation on Saturday, May 6, the nation has responded with mixed feelings about the former Duchess of Cornwall becoming Queen Consort.

When Camilla married Charles in 2005, some blamed her for the breakdown of his partnership with Diana, sparking controversy.

Diana had split from Charles in 1992 and they divorced four years later, mere months before the Princess of Wales died form injuries sustained in a car crash in Paris.

Their relationship had ‘irretrievably broken down’ in 1986, the year the then Prince of Wales began an affair with Camilla.

‘There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded’, Diana once famously told BBC’s Panorama.

But now, Jennie has insisted Diana held a different view of Camilla.

During an interview with Sky News, the broadcaster said: ‘I would just say about Camilla, that I sat with Diana in her drawing room and talked about Camilla.

‘Camilla, in Diana’s view, had been loyal, discreet, and deserved some form of recognition.’

Jennie added: ‘Well, she’s going to get it on Saturday.’

Her comments have sparked outrage on social media, with broadcaster and author Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu accusing Jennie of ‘exploiting’ Diana.

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She blasted on Twitter: ‘”In Diana’s view?”Jennie Bond should prove Princess Diana said/thought Camilla should be rewarded as a ‘loyal, discreet’ 2-faced cheating side chick & ‘deserved recognition’ for making Diana miserable & a 3rd wheel in her marriage to King Charles.’

Dr Shola added: ‘I don’t care if Camilla is Queen – she’s the King’s wife, what else would she be.

‘But to tarnish & exploit Princess Diana in such a shameless way to legitimize & validate Camilla is cruel & reprehensible.

‘Diana suffered enough at the hands of Camilla.

‘Let her rest in peace.’

Someone else wrote: ‘For people like her, the magic of royalty is real, and she will tell any fairytales and mythogies necessary to propagate that magic.’

Another slammed: ‘The way these people try to rewrite history is disgusting shame on you Jennie.’ has approached Jennie Bond’s representatives for comment.

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