First of all, it was widely speculated that Prince Charles had an affair with Camilla while he was still married to Princess Diana.
When Charles and Diana’s marriage failed, he coupled up with Camilla quite quickly. And, it was looked down upon by the British public and the Queen.
There has always been a lot of drama surrounding the Prince of Wales, Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. When they married in the year 2005, it was the second marriage for both of them. And so, the wedding had to be conducted a little differently according to Her Majesty.
How did that go?
Because they were both divorced, the couple had to go through two wedding ceremonies. That was because, Camilla’s ex-husband was still alive, and the time, the Church of England frowned upon divorce and remarriage. The pair had to have a civil ceremony followed by a religious blessing.
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However, Queen Elizabeth didn’t attend the civil ceremony. And, why did she take such a step? It was for ‘religious reasons’. The marriage was against the teachings of the church. And so, Her Majesty didn’t want to be in the middle of it.
What came after that?
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Although, she did not attend the civil ceremony of her first born and heir to the throne, Prince Charles, she did attend the religious blessing. And according to many reports, the Queen did say a few brief words about his son and his new wife, Camilla at the reception afterwards.
Her Majesty said: “They have overcome Becher’s Brook and The Chair and all kinds of other terrible obstacles. Honestly, they have come through it all. And, I’m very proud and wish them well. My son is home and dry with the woman he loves”.