When Prince Charles was still married to Princess Diana, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was widely known as his mistress. Camilla is currently Charles’ second wife and a member of the royal family.
Prince William and Prince Harry, as Charles’ sons, have met Camilla numerous times. When did the two princes first meet Camilla, though?
When did Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have an affair?
When they were both young adults in the early 1970s, Charles and Camilla dated for a short time. Their families were not supportive of their relationship, which caused them to break up. Despite being married to different people after their breakup, Charles and Camilla kept in touch.
Charles and Camilla began having an affair in the late 1980s. William and Harry were small children at the time.
The affair became public knowledge after a few years. Diana also spoke with journalists about it. Her version of events was published as Diana: Her True Story, and she discussed it publicly during a BBC Panorama interview.
When did Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince William first meet?
Given the public outcry surrounding Charles and Camilla’s affair, William and Harry were most likely aware of it while their parents were still married. They did not meet Camilla until after Diana’s death, according to reports.
According to a 1998 article in The Guardian, William met Diana for the first time in June of that year. It was not, however, a scheduled meeting.
The 30-minute meeting took place last month at St James’s Palace, with Charles in attendance, according to the outlet. “On Friday, June 12, the encounter occurred when William, 16, unexpectedly dropped in at the Palace, where Mrs Parker Bowles has become a regular visitor.”
In 2005, Prince William and Prince Harry backed their father’s marriage.
In the years following Diana’s death, Charles and Camilla kept their relationship quiet. Nonetheless, in the early 2000s, they became more open about their relationship and decided to marry in 2005. Many onlookers were against the marriage because of Diana’s celebrity.
William and Harry, on the other hand, remained supportive of their father’s remarriage. The princes were in attendance at the wedding, and Harry even complimented Camilla.
“To be honest, she’s always been very close to me and William,” Harry said, according to the Mirror. She isn’t a nefarious stepmother. Take a look at the situation she’ll be in. Feel sorry for her instead of for me and William. She’s a wonderful woman who has brought joy to our father, which is the most important thing. “William and I adore her to the moon and back.”
Charles and Camilla have been married for over 15 years, despite opposition to their union.