Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is about to release her biography The Duchess: The Untold Story, written by royal biographer Penny Junor, which reveals more details about her affair with Prince Charles that lasted for years.
Revealing The Sorrow
In an excerpt published by The Daily Mail on Friday, Junor reveals Prince Charles’s sorrow and pain he felt the moment Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles announced that they would marry in 1973.
Camilla and Charles had first met two years prior Camilla’s marriage and had been madly in love. However, she was not perceived as “sufficiently aristocratic” to be the future king’s wife.
The Duchess of Cornwell was also not virgin when she first captured Charles’ heart, which made Charles’s great-uncle and close adviser, Lord Mountbatten dismiss the idea of the marriage. Hence, Camilla and Andrew Parker tied the knot and Charles had served in the Royal Navy in the Caribbean.
“She wrote to Charles herself to tell him. Her letter broke the prince’s, heart. In great distress, he fired off anguished letters of his own to his nearest and dearest.” according to the excerpt.
“It seemed to him particularly cruel, he wrote in one letter, that after ‘such a blissful, peaceful and mutually happy relationship’, fate had decreed that it should last a mere six months.”
The Mail also mentions that Charles’ friend first Lucia Santa Cruz set the meeting up between Camilla and Charles.
The Daily Mail says, “As Lucia made the introductions, she joked, ‘Now, you two, be very careful, you’ve got genetic antecedents. Careful, CAREFUL!’”
According to The Mail, Andrew Parker Bowles was unfaithful and that Camilla “lived with a permanent knot of dread in her tummy, fearing that one day he might leave her. And this left her very vulnerable to the attentions of a suitor.”
“Andrew was in no position to complain; and when he discovered what was going on, he wisely didn’t make a fuss.” the excerpt reads. “Some would say that a part of him actually quite enjoyed the fact that his wife was sleeping with the future King; he might have felt differently had Charles been a traveling salesman.”
The late Princess Diana reportedly blamed Camilla for the late princess’s rocky relationship with the first successor to the throne.