All girls dream of marrying a prince. Not Camilla Parker Bowles. The wayward Englishwoman twice refused the heir to the British crown. Prince Charles begged her to accept the marriage proposal. It was not so. Camilla Parker Bowles knew her worth. She also knows 1001 ways to fall in love with a prince. Falling in love is hopeless, for life, against the wishes of the royal family.
External data is on the 1002nd place in the list of secrets "from Camilla Parker". The thing is that the chosen one of the prince cannot boast of refined facial features, lush hair with long curls. Good manners are also not in her arsenal. Of course, Camilla Parker knows how to behave like a real lady. But she does this only by virtue of circumstances that cannot be changed. So what is the secret of the famous Englishwoman?
Childhood and youth
Camilla Parker belongs to an ancient noble family, so a series of nannies, governesses and teachers were involved in her upbringing. They did their best to instill in the young rebel a refined taste, love of science, discipline. The wisdom of social life did not inspire little Camilla. She preferred swimming, horse racing, playing with farm kids. Trying to cope with the rebellious disposition of their daughter, the parents sent her to a boarding school for girls.
Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles in her youth and now
Graduates of such institutions demonstrated delicate taste, good manners, intelligence, according to their aristocratic origin. Camilla remained the same. She was keenly interested in politics, sports, boldly expressed her point of view. Women avoided communicating with a sharp-tongued Englishwoman. Which she did not regret at all, because she loved to have fun in men's companies.
Matters of the heart
Camilla Parker met Prince Charles on a rainy July day in 1970 in Windsor Park. For the Prince of Wales, it was love at first sight. Camilla was 23 years old, the prince was one year younger. Despite her "non-standard" she did not lack male attention. On the contrary, before meeting the heir to the crown, the girl managed to change 11 lovers. She was often declared in love. The Englishwoman lived on a grand scale, not thinking about chastity.
From that moment on, the inhabitants of Buckingham Palace lost their peace. Prince Charles appeared with his chosen one at receptions, exhibitions, horse races and other events. Camilla had enough sanity not to make plans about living together with the prince. According to the monarch's canons, the bride of the heir to the throne must be a chaste virgin, which could not be said about a daring aristocrat.
In an attempt to end a hopeless relationship, she gave Charles his number in a long line of her lovers. But this news did not cool the prince's love ardor. He continued to look after, give gifts, go out with her. Then Camilla took a radical step and married officer Andrew Parker-Bowles. Prince Charles was ready to marry even a divorced woman, which greatly worried the ruling family.
Camilla Parker with her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles
Wanting to finally break off a hopeless relationship, Camilla Parker introduced Prince Charles to Diana Spencer and even blessed him for a happy marriage.
Rivals: Diana and Camilla met before Charles's wedding. Photo taken in the spring of 1981.
Soon, Princess Diana became the darling of the British, and her husband was rapidly losing popularity due to his obsessive feelings for Camilla Parker. Charles did not stop.Five days after the wedding, the prince was again at Camilla's feet, but she was impregnable, like a fortress.
Marry a prince
Time passed, and the prince's love did not fade away. After the tragic death of his wife, he again rushed to Camilla. Prince Charles tried to spend every free minute with her. They were no longer 20-year-olds. Both were on the threshold of their 50th anniversary. Their relationship became public. The British were looking forward to the development of events with interest. And soon there was a denouement.
Camilla and her two children from her first marriage: Thomas and Laura
This time, Prince Charles took drastic measures. He probably realized that the days of the knights are long gone. Wise with court intrigues, he decided to cut off his favorite escape route and carried out an insidious plan. At one of the social events, the prince publicly hugged his beloved woman and kissed her passionately at the sight of journalists' photographic lenses.
Prince Charles and Camilla on their wedding day in 2005
Rumor has it that this was another trick of Camilla, who was still looking for ways to destroy the prince's love. Anyway, a photo of a kissing couple appeared on the front pages of all newspapers.
The journalists were ahead of the events and published pictures under a loud headline about the upcoming wedding, which came as a complete surprise to Camilla Parker. Now she really had nowhere to retreat. However, as well as the royal family. In 2000, Camilla Parker Bowles was officially presented at Buckingham Palace. In 2004, Elizabeth II, who was rumored to be very disliked by Camille, blessed their marriage. The wedding took place in 2005.
Camilla Parker-Bowles rejected the prince's love for 30 years in order to marry him at 50. In adulthood, she remains the same unlike other aristocrats. Camilla devotes a lot of time to children and grandchildren, which does not prevent her from getting on the front pages of newspapers. So, in 2017, the British media discussed the quarrel between Kate Middleton and Camilla because of her sharp tongue.
One way or another, Prince Charles, having overcome many difficulties, finally found happiness with his beloved woman, who never dreamed of marrying him.
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