Carlo and Camilla, the story of a frustrated love from the first date to the wedding

Carlo and Camilla, the story of a frustrated love from the first date to the wedding

Death of Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles III and Queen Camilla have known each other for over fifty years: they were only 20 years old, in fact, when they met. Story of their union which, at the time, caused a scandal.

Author: Gennaro Marco Duello

Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Shortly before the death of Queen Elizabeth, they were still Prince and Princess of Wales: now they are King Charles III and his queen consort Camilla Parker Bowles. The couple have known each other for over fifty years: they were only 20 years old, in fact, when they met. Their union, at the time, caused a scandal. The royal family themselves didn’t seem happy with Carlo’s choice, settling things to arrange a wedding to blue-blooded, pristine Diana Spencer (which Camilla was not). The rest is history: that marriage to Diana should never have been celebrated, because Carlo loved Camilla and vice versa. Both were married very late in 2005, when Queen Elizabeth II’s blessing finally came, announcing Camilla as the future queen consort.

First date at a very young age

Carlo and Camilla Shand organized themselves for the first time during a polo match: it was 1970 and they were respectively 22 and 23 years old. At the time, she was linked to Andrew Parker Bowlesbut it seems that between Carlo and Camilla it was love at first sight, to the point of putting pressure on the Royal Family to take the necessary countermeasures.

Why Carlo and Camilla Weren’t Officially Engaged

The story of Carlo and Camilla was even told in detail in The Crown, the Netflix series about the life of the Queen and the entire royal family. The engagement was stopped because Camilla Shand – who was also targeting Charles to avenge her fiance’s constant betrayal of Princess Anna – did not respond to the strict needs of the royal family. She was already hospitalized, she didn’t come out unscathed, and that’s why Carlo was sent, as a precaution, on a mission to the Caribbean. Upon her return, Camilla had already married Andrew Parker Bowles.

Andrew Parker Bowles and Diana Weddings

This presupposed a very crooked path to his love. In fact, in 1973 the married from Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles. From this marriage, children Laura and Tom were born. According to rumors, the two never stopped seeing each other for real, even when the future King Charles III decided to accept family pressure and marry Diana Spencer, 19 years old and above all immaculate, in 1981.

A “very full” wedding

Lady Diana Spencer, always loved by everyone, spoke about her marriage to Prince Charles as soon as it ended, in a BBC interview with Martin Bashir. The definition he gave of his marriage on that occasion made history: “Well, there were three of us at this wedding, so it was a little crowded.”

Divorces and the clandestine relationship

Camilla and Carlo were lovers during their respective marriages. It was not until 1992 that Diana and Carlo’s relationship was broken, with a formal declaration to Parliament by Prime Minister John Mayer. In 1995, even between Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles it was put an end. In 1999, Carlo and Camilla began to be seen in public for the first time.

The wedding between Carlo and Camilla in 2005

The wedding between Carlo and Camilla took place on April 9, 2005, postponed for a day to allow the couple to attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Camilla and Carlo were married in a civil ceremony, but it was a low-key ceremony, as per protocol in such an extraordinary affair.

Queen Elizabeth’s Blessing

Just in February, Queen Elizabeth II – during her Platinum Jubilee message to the nation – blessed the union between Charles and Camilla by expressing her “sincere wish” that Camilla would take her title when she died. A Blessing in Full Force “It is my sincere hope that when the time comes, Camilla will be known as the Queen Consort.”

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