A recent video released by the palace featuring Queen Camilla, celebrating young authors of a creative writing competition, has stirred speculation among viewers for possibly containing a subtle dig at Prince Harry's memoir, "Spare."

The video, intended to highlight the achievements of the finalists of the 500 Words prize, inadvertently drew attention for a brief moment that showcased an audio recording labeled "spare" prominently displayed on a table. This detail did not escape the keen eyes of royal watchers, who flooded the video's comments section on Instagram with interpretations of this as a veiled reference to the Duke of Sussex's controversial book.

The competition, aimed at encouraging children aged 5 to 11 to express their creativity through storytelling in 500 words or fewer, was overshadowed by this perceived "shade" towards Prince Harry, leading to mixed reactions online. While some viewers found humor in the potential jab, others expressed their discomfort with Queen Camilla's title, reflecting the enduring association of the term "Her Majesty The Queen" with the late Queen Elizabeth II.

This confusion stems from the nuances of royal titles, where Camilla, as the Queen Consort, is correctly addressed as "Her Majesty The Queen" during King Charles III's reign.

The backdrop to this speculated palace intrigue includes Prince Harry's candid revelations in "Spare," where he did not shy away from criticizing his stepmother, accusing her of leveraging royal family dynamics for her public relations advantage.

He described Camilla as "dangerous," recounting his and allegedly Prince William's reservations about her marrying their father in 2005. Harry's portrayal of his complex feelings towards Camilla in the memoir underscores the deep-seated tensions within the royal family, further complicated by his claim of a lack of communication with Queen Camilla since Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in September 2022.

This incident highlights the ongoing scrutiny faced by the royal family, where even well-intentioned public engagements can become fodder for speculation and controversy. The palace's attempt to celebrate literary creativity in young minds has inadvertently reignited discussions about the delicate relationships and unresolved issues within the House of Windsor.

As the royal family navigates these public perceptions and internal dynamics, the line between personal grievances and public duty continues to blur, making every gesture and word subject to interpretation and debate.