Prince Harry will now have to bow to Camilla, the Queen Consort

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Prince Harry — who is said to have tensions with his stepmother, Camilla Parker-Bowles — will have to bow to her now that she is Queen Consort, sources told Page Six.

In fact, he likely would have been expected to do so on Thursday while the family was gathered at Balmoral following Queen Elizabeth’s death on Sept. 8 at age 96.

One well-placed palace source said: “The personal impact is likely the protocol changes that roll into action almost immediately. 

“The family will now have to bow or curtsy to King Charles and Queen [Consort] Camilla.”

Harry, the Duke of Sussex, looked distraught as he was driven into the gates of Balmoral, his grandmother’s beloved Scottish estate, hours after her passing.

He was not on the earlier flight carrying his brother, Prince William, his uncles Princes Andrew and Edward, and Edward’s wife Sophie Wessex. Instead, he flew to Scotland on a separate private jet and arrived just before 8 p.m., UK time, to be reunited with his estranged family.

Now that Charles is king, everyone in the royal family is expected to bow and curtsy to him and his wife, Camilla, the new Queen Consort — including his own children.
Now that Charles is king, everyone in the royal family is expected to bow and curtsy to him and his wife, Camilla, the new Queen Consort — including his own children.
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The queen passed away in the afternoon, before most of her family arrived. Only King Charles III and his sister, Princess Anne, were reportedly there.

Page Six has previously reported that Harry is “no fan” of Camilla, who had a long-running affair with his father while King Charles III was still married to Harry and William’s mother, Princess Diana.

Nonetheless, tradition dictates he will need to bow to the Queen Consort.

Harry, who arrived later and left earlier than the rest of his family, was at Balmoral following Queen Elizabeth's passing.
Harry, who arrived later and left earlier than the rest of his family, was at Balmoral following Queen Elizabeth’s passing.
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“It would be the protocol to bow to the new King and Queen,” Majesty managing editor Joe Little told Page Six Friday. “Whether that happened under such circumstances [on Thursday or Friday morning] is debatable, but any time the royal family meets the new King and Queen the done thing would be to bow or curtsy to them.”

Asked what William and Harry would now call their father, Little said: “It would still be Pa. The Queen and Prince Philip were Ma and Pa to their children; whatever Willam and Harry called Charles and Camilla yesterday, they will call them that today.”

Harry (second from right) and Camilla (far left) are said to have a frosty relationship.
Harry (second from right) and Camilla (far left) are said to have a frosty relationship.
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Harry was the first of the royal family to leave Balmoral early Friday morning on a British Airways flight back to London, where he was set to be reunited with wife Meghan Markle at their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage. He was seen leaving around 8.20 a.m. UK time.

Markle did not join her husband in Scotland despite originally planning to. Although insiders told us there was nothing nefarious inside the decision, the BBC’s long-running royal editor, Nicholas Witchell, said on air she may well not have been welcomed there.

Harry was seen giving an airport worker a hug as he made his way to the plane Friday morning.

Sources told Page Six that he will stay in the UK for the next 10 days until the Queen’s state funeral, widely believed to be scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19.

The prince will celebrate his 38th birthday on Sept. 15.

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