The British Royal Family is one of the world’s prestigious and iconic families in history and today, through the entertainment industry and social media, the British Royal Family is more present than ever before.
Some the Royal Family’s most beloved members are Queen Elizabeth, the late Princess Diana and her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and her three children, and now the newest member of the Royal Family, Megan Markle. But just like any intriguing story, the Royal Family also has some not-so-adored members. Those members include Prince Charles and his second wife, Camilla Parker Bowles.
The root of Prince Charles and Camilla’s unpopular opinions dates back to the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when Prince Charles began dating the lovey Lady Diana Spencer. Only three years into his marriage to the beloved Princess, Charles entered into an adulterous affair with his former fling, Camilla Parker Bowles. The affair eventually ended Charles’ and Diana’s marriage and after Diana tragically passed away in 1997, Charles was free to marry Camilla. Since then, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall (Charles and Camilla) have welcomed several unfriendly opinions.
But what most Royal fans aren’t aware of is that Diana wasn’t the only person to have her toes stepped on by Camilla. Princess Anne, Prince Charles’ younger sister, also has a messy history with Camilla and it started years before Diana even entered the picture.
When Princess Anne was 20-years-old she dated Andrew Parker Bowles. The pair appeared to be inseparable but then Camilla came into the picture. Andrew and Camilla dated shortly before marrying in 1973 and Anne, was heartbroken. Many believe that Anne never got her first love.
To make matters worse, Camilla later intruded on Anne’s brother’s marriage to Princess Diana. For decades, there has been a rift between the two, however, both women have made an honest effort to put their best face forward as members of the same family. But with today’s massive fascination over the Royal Family, their decade-long feud is about to make a comeback.
Netflix’s original series, The Crown, aims to capture the history and scandal of the British Royal Family. In the latest season, Camilla Parker Bowles is introduced and her drama with Princess Anne is about to make its debut. An insider shared the "Anne and Camilla won't be able to pretend they don't have a storied history for much longer. The past is getting dredged up again and it's becoming seriously awkward for the whole of the royal family, who are being forced to pick sides. It's only going to get worse as the show continues and it's especially difficult for Camilla, who has worked so hard to try and win over the public. This is her worst nightmare.”
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