Author Tom Bower sure has a lot to say in his unauthorized biography of the Prince of Wales. And much of what is making headlines is not at all flattering to Charles or his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles.
We recently heard about what Queen Elizabeth had to say to Charles about his decision to carry on his affair with Camilla during his marriage to Diana, and this newest revelation just piles it on from there.
Justified or not, the public is just eating up all the diatribes against the next King of the Commonwealth, and much of it has to do with their affection for and devotion to the late Princess Diana, Charles' ex-wife.
Many people despise the way Charles treated the young princess - especially the fact that he continued his affair with his longtime lover, Camilla, even after the wedding of the century in 1981.
From almost the first time the world laid eyes on the sweet young Diana, they fell hopelessly and irrevocably in love with her.
Cementing that devotion even further were the shocking circumstances surrounding her tragic death in 1997.
With Diana dead, Charles was free to resume his relationship with his love, Camilla. But one challenge lay before them: How would he be able to bring Camilla into the limelight with the strong feelings of animosity that surrounded any mention of the name of the "other woman?"
Camilla was seen as a home-wrecker and the cause of so much of Diana's pain both during and after her tumultuous marriage to Charles.
This would require a concerted P.R. effort to change the way the world viewed the marriage and the breakup, and Charles and Camilla knew just what to do.
According to "Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion, and Defiance of Prince Charles," the plot involved destroying Diana's reputation in an effort to justify Charles' actions.
The idea was to portray Charles as the long-suffering husband who was unwittingly caught in a dysfunctional marriage brought on primarily by Diana's unbalanced, manipulative, and scheming behavior.
If they were successful in spinning the divorce, then the chances of Camilla being accepted as Charles' next wife were sure to improve.
A year or so after Diana's death, "Charles, Camilla and their PR man and assistant private secretary Mark Bolland, met and agreed to a new plan: To 'demythologize Diana by portraying her as a manipulative hysteric,' writes Bower.
The next step in their nefarious plot, according to the book, was to cooperate with an author who was planning to depict the late Princess as “an unbalanced and unfaithful wife, suffering from a borderline personality disorder, who had compelled Charles to return to his true love.”
This assailing of Diana's reputation, combined with a gradual but persistent release of favorable press about the new couple, Charles and Camilla slowly wormed their way into the good graces of the public.
Now, 13 years after their marriage, most people have all but forgotten the treacherous plan that The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hatched to make their life together possible.
But, if Bower has anything to say about it, he is going to keep all the history - both good and bad - front and center, so that no one is likely to forget the short, tragic life of one of the world's most beloved icons - Princess Diana - or what she suffered through during her time as a member of the Royal Family.