Are Prince Charles and Camilla Bowles Still Married?
Prince Charles relationship with and Camilla Parker Bowles has been riddled with controversy and rumors since day one. Due to the tumultuous relationship that the late Princess Diana had with Camilla, many people had a deep dislike for the Duchess of Cornwall. While Charles’ affair with Camilla was public knowledge, it was only after Princess Diana passed away that Charles and Camilla officially came out as a couple — and the press seemed to villainize Camilla even more. Even though Diana and Charles divorced before the former’s tragic passing, many people were outraged when Charles decided to marry Camilla in 2005.
At that time, Diana had only been deceased for a little over 7 years and the public still very much loved her and was still mourning her death. They felt that Camilla was trying to take
Now, it has been 14 years since Charles and Camilla tied the knot. Due to the fact that their relationship has always been surrounded by controversy, many people wonder if they are still married today. Here is everything we know about
Did history repeat itself with Prince Charles’ affair?
Prince Charles’ great-grandfather, King Edward VII, was also known to have extramarital affairs during his marriage. In fact, according to Town and Country, when Camilla first met Charles in 1970, one of the first things that she had said to the young prince was: “My great-grandmother was the mistress of your great-grandfather. I feel we have something in common.”
So, apparently, having an affair on your spouse is something of a family tradition with both Charles and Camilla’s families.
Times have changed
Back when King Edward VII ruled, it was not uncommon for the royal ruler to have many wives and mistresses. In fact, in the 18th century, when George II was crowned king, he took a mistress just so he wouldn’t look weak to his subjects.
In the 21st century, however, we seem to have a whole new standard for what it means to be a royal. It is expected for all royals to act properly and have higher moral standards than anyone else – this includes respecting the sanctity of marriage by being faithful to your spouse. So, when Charles admitted to cheating on
The fact that he desperately loved another woman, and only married Diana because he felt it was the “right thing to do” for his country and his family, should have made the public more sympathetic to Camilla and Charles’ relationship. However, people seemed to villainize them both for emotionally hurting “The People’s Princess.”
Prince William and Prince Harry tried to smooth things over
Once Camilla and Charles got married, Prince Harry and Prince William had tried to let the public know that Camilla was not the monster that the media had made her out to be.
While the two princes do seem to really like their stepmother, there will always, unfortunately, be people who believe that the affection that they show her is just for the cameras and that their relationship may be quite strained behind closed doors.
Are Prince Charles and Camilla still married?