Thursday, 26 Nov 2020

Royal Family stopped Charles marrying Camilla ‘over concerns about her history’

Many Royal fans rejoiced when Prince Charles and Princess Diana tied the knot in 1986.

But their marriage was short lived, and just over a decade later they separated.

In her sensational Panorama interview, Diana famously stated there were "three in [her] marriage" so it was rather overcrowded.

For many, Charles had always been smitten with his first love, Camilla Parker Bowles.

The pair first met at a polo match in the early 70s, when Charles was just 21-years-old.

It wouldn’t be for over 30 years, in 2005, until the couple finally got married to one another.

Many historians believe the Royal Family could have avoided the endless scandal that surrounded the Prince of Wales' first marriage to Diana.

But, according to reports, the Palace blocked the heir to the throne from marrying his first love, so he turned to Diana Spencer.

Reportedly, Camilla’s family was an issue for the monarchy. Unlike Diana, who was the daughter of an earl, Camilla did not have a title.

And, there were allegedly issues with her relationship history.

Unlike Diana, Camilla had dated several men by the time she had began seeing Charles, and for the monarchy this was said to be an issue.

Despite attitudes changing in the 80s, the Palace was reportedly insistent that the future Princess of Wales be a virgin.

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Due to Diana’s age, and her lack of dating, it was assumed that she had not slept with anyone – but Camilla had seen other men, including her future husband Andrew Parker Bowles.

In fact, a letter from Charles’ uncle, Lord Mountbatten, reportedly said: “I think it is disturbing for women to have experiences if they have to remain on a pedestal after marriage.”

And, according to Time, there was also the issue of Camilla herself.

She did, according to experts, love both Charles and her future husband Andrew.

According to Tina Brown’s 2011 book The Diana Chronicles: “My own view is that the love of Camilla’s life was not Prince Charles but the man she married first—Andrew Parker Bowles … Her dalliance with Charles had been fun, flattering and sexy, but her friends knew all along that her consuming passion was Andrew.”

Even after Camilla married, her and Charles were said to be in contact constantly.

The two were reportedly on the phone almost daily – but ultimately the palace needed the Prince to pick a different bride.

Charles originally began dating Diana’s older sister, Sarah, but took a more serious interest in Diana as a potential match during the summer of 1980.

At that time, there had been intense attention on Charles’ love life, given that he was over 30, had not yet married, and was the future heir to the throne.

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