Even though it’s been years, people are still clamoring for information about the marriage subsequent divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The most recent reveal? Queen ElizabethCharles refused to marry his long-time sweetheart Camilla Parker Bowles After his divorce, he used such harsh language that his eldest son was reduced to tears.
Prince Charles’ Desire To Move On
Soon after his separation from Princess Diana, Prince Charles was reportedly eager to move on with his life and marry Camilla Parker Bowles, whom he’d allegedly carried on an affair with while married to Diana. Tom Bower, an investigative journalist, claims that he approached the Queen to get her blessing to move in to Camilla’s home.
This proved to be a difficult task. Charles’ continued contact with Camilla after Diana died, and even after their marriage ended, was a source of great dismay for the royal family. “Not only did they not want her present at any royal function, either formal or informal; they actively disapproved of her, and of Charles’ relationship with her,” Bower wrote in his book Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles.
Queen Brands Camilla A ‘Wicked Woman’
Queen Elizabeth, who had allegedly had a few martinis before the confrontation, quickly shut him down, saying she would not condone adultery or forgive Camilla for the hand she had in destroying Charles and Diana’s marriage. She also reportedly called her a “wicked woman” who she “wanted nothing to do with.”
Prince Charles was so upset after hearing this, he stormed out of the room and made a “tearful” phone call to Camilla, telling her what happened. Rumours circulated that Queen Elizabeth requested Charles end his relationship to Camilla following the death of Princess Diana.
It’s no secret that the royal family were not fans of Camilla, now Duchess of Cornwall. Charles was told by Camilla that she was too experienced to be his wife, despite the fact that they had been in a relationship before Diana met him. She later married Andrew Parker Bowles but their relationship continued.
Camilla was still unsuitable for marriage even after they had divorced.
Camilla And Queen Get Along ‘Very Well’ Today
Charles and Camilla eventually tied the knot in 2005 after a long battle to win the Queen’s approval. Queen Elizabeth has warmed to the Duchess of Cornwall through the years, though, and the two reportedly “get on very well” today.
In a speech delivered on Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, the Queen mentioned Camilla and acknowledged her role in helping to shape the future monarch. With reports of the Queen’s failing health, many are wondering if Camilla is ready to become queen herself.