There are many things kept under wraps in a family, particularly in the families that are very well known in the eye of the public. There is only so much we can see and understand, but only those closest to the family know their deepest, darkest secrets. From time to time, those family friends find it near impossible to contain sensitive information and, before you know it, secrets are leaked, exposing the unimaginable.
The British royal family has tended to keep in good standing with the public, only releasing the “best of the best” for all the world to see. Just like any ordinary family, there is inevitable tension, drama, and gossip galore.
Any royal knows one of the biggest no-no’s is to toy with the thought of divorce. For a time, it was simply forbidden, but it has since been permitted under various circumstances. There isn’t a soul alive today that is unfamiliar with Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s divorce fiasco.
They had a seemingly fairytale romance, making the world believe that all was well and wonderful in their marriage. Unfortunately, much to many’s surprises, their marriage came crumbling down, and the evidence to back that up was the most devastating of all.
From that moment on, Camilla Parker Bowles had nothing but negativity thrown her way for coming between the royal romance and tearing a family apart. As any mother would, Queen Elizabeth certainly had her feelings towards her son’s newfound romance.
Sadly, it’s not the kind of opinion you’d wish to have for a mother-in-law, much less the Queen of England. In a biography by investigative journalist Tom Bower, details of the Queen’s true feelings emerged, and it’s far worse than anyone could have imagined.
When Prince Charles told his mother of his plans to wed Camilla, her response was anything but predictable. In his biography, Rebel Prince: The Power and Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, he wrote, “[The Queen] had drunk several martinis, and to Charles’ surprise, she replied forcefully: She would not condone his adultery, nor forgive Camilla for not leaving Charles alone to allow his marriage to recover.”
Bower went on to state that in other conversations, the Queen called Camilla “that wicked woman,” stating that she wanted nothing to do with her. Though time has passed and the family has seemingly mended their relationship, the pain, nevertheless, remains. Though time is said to heal all wounds, some committed are so deep that even an eternity isn’t long enough for some people to overcome the hurt.