Kate Middleton and Prince William have a long-standing vein of bad blood and dislike with the Camilla Parker-Bowles. Attempts to keep the ongoing feuds hidden haven’t fooled many, and now the royal couple’s dislike of Camilla Parker-Bowles are exposed as letters reveal Prince Charles’ fear of divorce from Princess Diana.
A year before Prince Charles and Diana were married, the son of Queen Elizabeth wrote a series of letters to a receptionist at the British consulate in Montreal whom he met in 1975, Janet Jenkins. In the letters, Charles sends his empathy for Janet during her divorce. “I do hope you have recovered from the traumatic business of marriage and divorce in such a short time,” Prince Charles wrote in 1980. “Thank goodness you discovered the mistake early enough and didn’t start a family.”
The letters seem innocent enough until Prince Charles flat out admits he fears his marriage to Diana will end in divorce stating, “Starting a family and making a mistake like that is frankly, something which concerns me enormously and I think my solution of marrying a girl from each Commonwealth country is the best one!”
The admission is something that has long been theorized and known, but never really confirmed in black and white. Prince Charles was in love with Camilla Parker-Bowles since the two met at a polo match in 1970 and started a romance. The following year, Charles joined the Royal Navy and their relationship faltered. Camilla then married Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973, but continued her affair with Charles. Being that Prince Charles’ life was delegated by the Queen, he was forced to marry a virginal woman with aristocratic background, and Diana was the perfect choice…at the time. In 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married. Camilla was in attendance, and Diana later revealed she walked down the aisle with the hope Prince Charles’ affair with Camilla had ended.
Sadly, it had not, and Prince Charles hints that not only does he fear a divorce, he feels it’s inevitable. “Whatever happens,” Charles wrote, “I will make sure you are given early warning.” The first years of Charles and Diana’s marriage produced two heirs – Prince William and Prince Harry. However, according to the Duke of Cornwall’s official biographer, Charles and Camilla began another cheating affair in 1986. In 1992, the infamous “Camillagate” tapes recorded in 1989 hit tabloids, and Prince Charles and Diana’a separation was announced in December. Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles split in 1995; a year before Charles and Diana divorce.
The letters revealing Prince Charles’ true feelings are up for sale by a Los Angeles collector and dealer of British royal memorabilia. You can safely bet the contents of the letters have reheated the disdain for Camilla Parker-Bowles, who is still widely considered to be “The Other Woman” by a large amount of the public. Judging by the history of rumors that range from Prince William banning Camilla from being a part of Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s life to her reported fight with the royal couple in which she compared Kate Middleton to the Kardashians – all is not well.
Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla’s son, told the Daily Mail Kate and Camilla “get on fine,” but the brewing cheating scandals involving Camilla Parker-Bowles and at least two different men are hard to ignore. Prince Charles is hardly innocent, but Camilla is the constant factor in the royal family’s problems and unhappiness. Camilla destroyed Princess Diana and her marriage, and has moved on to allegedly trying to blackmail Prince Charles in a $400 million divorce. You can bet Kate Middleton and Prince William are on the side of Charles, quietly hating Camilla Parker-Bowles.
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