The Queen Consort held its first public engagement since the explosive publication of Prince Harry’s memoirs.
On Wednesday morning Camilla visited the University of Aberdeen to open its new science teaching centre, her eyes sparkling as she received a bouquet of flowers and gave a speech praising the institution’s achievements.
He said he was “very proud” to be the university’s rector, adding that he “showed great interest in all your work and praised you at every opportunity.”
The event marked her first solo public appearance, as potentially damaging and intimate details of the royal family were made public in Spare, the Duke of Sussex’s ghostwritten autobiography.
He previously attended Sunday service with King at Crathie Kirk Church in Balmoral over the weekend, where they are both pictured smiling from their cars after a tumultuous week.
Prince Harry has brought serious accusations against his stepmother in the book, including claiming she was “dangerous” because of her need to improve her image after her parents divorced.
He also refers to his stepmother as the “bad guy” and accuses him of leaking stories to the press, such as a private meeting with Prince William, because he says family members are “sleeping with the devil.”
He also accuses the 75-year-old Camilla of using him to get better press coverage, says he’s “trafficking information” and that his interests are “sacrificed on the altar of PR”.
But the Queen Consort made a bold face and smiled as she spoke to local children and toured the university’s new facilities.
He said visiting Aberdeen “always felt like coming home” because of his father’s ties to the city and the many trips he and the King made to Birkhall, the Scottish home on Balmoral Estate.
Ten years after her appointment as university rector, Camilla described it as “a great honor”, telling staff and students she “proudly watches as we grow stronger”.
“In 2013 I was told that one element of my role was to defend the university so that ‘raven wolves wouldn’t invade the college and its pack’.
“Perhaps by chance rather than judgment, I believe not a single raven wolf has ever entered any of the Linklater Chambers.
“Ladies and gentlemen, you have a wonderful history: five Nobel Prize winners and 525 years of academic excellence. I know your future will be even greater, and as your very proud prime minister, I will support you every step of the way,” added Camilla.
Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace have not responded to the Duke’s claims at Spare, and senior members of the Royal family are continuing their engagement as usual.
Last week, Prince Harry told The Telegraph’s Bryony Gordon that his family wanted him to apologize to Meghan, saying “you know what you’re doing” and urging them to “clean up”.