Prince Philip, the royal family, and the royal courtiers were reportedly shocked with one of Prince Charles’ most questionable moves.

Years ago, Prince Charles admitted to having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles during an interview. Even though the heir to the throne was simply being honest, his decision to confirm his infidelity shocked his family.

In the book “The Firm,” royal author Penny Junor said that the Duke of Edinburgh was incensed by Prince Charles’ statement. The royal family was also flabbergasted, and Queen Elizabeth’s advisers and courtiers were stunned. In fact, even Prince Charles’ friends were appalled with his admission.

But according to Junor, Prince Charles wasn’t the only one who was blamed after the controversial interview. Former private secretary Richard Aylard was reportedly the one who gave Prince Charles the go-signal to admit his affair with Camilla on national television.

At that time, royal fans thought that Prince Charles’ admission would cost him the throne, but it didn’t. Until today, the future King is still in the running to take over the Queen’s position after she passes away.

Meanwhile, Junor also had the opportunity to interview Aylard. The former private secretary defended himself from the public and said that he shouldn’t be blamed.

Aylard also pointed fingers at Prince Charles and Camilla and said that if there’s one thing to blame, it is the fact that the couple got into a relationship while they were still married to their spouses.

And during another occasion, the Queen and Prince Philip were hurt by how Prince Charles painted his childhood in Jonathan Dimbleby’s book “The Prince of Wales.” In the book, the dad of two said that he was unhappy as a kid because he didn’t have a wonderful relationship with his parents.

After reading the book, the Queen reportedly stopped talking to her eldest son, and Prince Philip acted beastly towards Prince Charles. The royal couple was both upset with their son.

Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II
Pictured: Prince Charles, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II from the Balcony of Buckingham Palace during the 'Trooping of the Colour' June 16, 2001 in London. Getty Images/Anthony Harvey