Prince Charles’s wife has been known in three different incarnations. As a young woman, she was Camilla Shand.
Then she went on to marry her ex-boyfriend Andrew Parker-Bowles.
Now she is married to her former beau Prince Charles. Now, for the past 12 years, she has been The Duchess of Cornwall. She finally married her man of dreams Prince Charles. Now she has become a well-loved member of The Royal Family. But how has her relationship with The Queen changed over these past years?
When Parker Bowles was a young woman, she had a warm relationship with Queen Elizabeth. Camilla’s husband, Andrew was Queen Mother’s godson. The couple was often guests at Buckingham Palace.
Listening about the affair for the first time
When Camilla and Prince Charles started their affair and when Queen Elizabeth heard about it, she was said to believe the way they had gone about it was very irresponsible of them. After this Camilla was banned from the Palace.
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After Prince Charles and Princess Diana separated in 1992, Prince Charles and Camilla were discreet in the continuation of their relationship. When Queen Elizabeth 1997 encouraged them, they were about to go public. But suddenly there was news of Princess Diana’s tragic and traumatizing death.
Over the next few years
As The Royal Family started mending and focussing on their future, Prince Charles and Camilla quietly continued their romantic relationship. The Queen believed it was high time and that they should go public. So then they formalized their relationship by attending Camilla’s sister’s 50th birthday party together in 1999.
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Relations between Queen Elizabeth and Camilla continued to improve. It was proved when Queen Elizabeth included Camilla in her Golden Jubilee celebrations. She surprised everyone when Queen Elizabeth gave Prince Charles and Camilla permission to marry in 2005.
In these past 12 years, it has become crystal clear that The Queen values Camilla as a good match for her son. Also as a stable, resilient, and well-liked member of The Royal Family. As we all know, when it comes to The Queen of Britain, her actions speak louder than her words.
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