Princess Pushes Charles Too Far with Her Jam Jibe

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Princess Pushes Charles Too Far with Her Jam Jibe


Byline: REBECCA ENGLISH

PRINCE Charles was said to be furious last night over Princess Michael of Kent's latest indiscretion.

Not, however, because of her offensive remarks about his late former wife, whom she relegated to the status of 'a womb'.

Nor is he particularly upset about her prediction that his new wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, is to become 'Queen Camilla'.

It was Princess Pushy's less than flattering comments about Charles's range of jams that has left the prince in a fury. She made a dig at his Duchy Originals food range as she presented an undercover reporter with a jar of her own homemade jam.

'That's made with my own raspberries,' she declared. 'He doesn't make it himself - he's got factories doing it. It's just got his name on it.' That, according to sources, was the last straw for Charles, whose jams are hand-stirred in a small Somerset factory with a staff of 20.

'The Prince sees his Duchy Originals organic range as the one true success story of his life and he is immensely proud of what he and his team of staff have achieved,' the source said.

'Quite frankly, for the princess to start sniping about it is foolhardy at best - and hasn't gone down well with Charles at all. In fact it is fair to say he is pretty irritated.' The princess, who is married to the Queen's first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, was taped by an undercover reporter making a series of unflattering remarks about the Royal Family.

She was caught out by the News of the World reporter - the same 'fake sheik' who ensnared the Countess of Wessex four years ago - after he posed as a potential buyer for her [pounds sterling]6million Gloucestershire mansion, Nether Lypiatt.

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