Bolland defends NoTW article over Prince allegations

Mark Bolland has defended his decision to speak out on the allegations surrounding Prince Charles, telling PRWeek he ‘felt certain things had to be put in the public domain and that the Prince would want them in the public domain’.

As allegations that the heir to the throne was caught in a compromising situation with a servant continue to circulate, his former spin doctor insisted he does not believe he was being ‘unhelpful’ in writing an article in last Sunday’s News of the World, revealing he was once asked if the Prince was bisexual.

A Clarence House spokeswoman said legal action against Bolland for allegedly breaching confidentiality could not be ruled out.

Bolland said: ‘I don’t think I’ve broken confidences – the conversation [as reported in the NoTW] was with [private secretary Sir Michael] Peat and not with Charles.’

In March, Bolland vowed ‘never’ to talk about his time with Charles (PRWeek, 28 March), but this week he said: ‘If anything [was to] trigger me to say something, it was this.’

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