Did Prince Charles Feel Like He Deserved Princess Diana and a Mistress?
Prince Charles is all set to one day become the king of England. He is an excellent father to his two sons, Princes William and Harry, and a doting grandfather to George, Charlotte, and little Louis. As if that weren’t enough, he has great relationships with his daughters-in-law, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, and the public adores him as well. How wonderful is that?
When Charles married 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer in what was one of the most lavish royal weddings in recent history, fans hoped it would last forever. Diana seemed to be a perfect future queen and carried out her royal duties by going above and beyond what anyone ever expected of her. It sounded like Prince Charles had an absolutely perfect life.
But, as we are well aware, the marriage didn’t last, and Charles married his mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles. Did he feel that he deserved Diana and a mistress?
Who is Camilla Parker Bowles?
We know that Camilla is the wife of Prince Charles, although we do not see nearly as much of her as we do Meghan and Kate. Married to the future king since 2005, Camilla had been in his life for a number of years – before he even knew Diana. The couple had first met in 1970 and began their affair not long after.
The affair continued after Charles and Diana got married, and most people say that she knew about it from the very beginning. Eventually, they divorced, leaving Prince Charles free to pursue a more serious relationship with Camilla, even though fans were royally disappointed.
Charles is not the only prince to have a mistress
Being heir to the British throne can’t be easy – we get that. Charles has been living his entire life in the spotlight, and every move he makes is criticized. As the future king, it is difficult for him to have any privacy or live a normal life. This may have gotten worse when he married Diana since she was so loved by people around the world that they followed her every move.
As a result, millions of people were constantly following Charles’ every move also, even more than before. Since other princes were able to have mistresses without being scrutinized, Charles may have felt that he wanted to have the experience as well.
Did Charles love Diana?
When Charles and Diana had their engagement interview, they claimed to be in love but didn’t really emphasize the fact that they were. Many people may not realize that in addition to a significant age gap, the couple had only been out on a handful of dates before getting engaged.
Charles was 32 years old at the time and was obligated to have children since a future king must provide an heir to the throne. It could be that the prince felt pressured to get married and that the person he was truly in love with was his mistress, Camilla.
Did Prince Charles feel that he deserved both Princess Diana and a mistress?
It may be that Charles felt that he did deserve this, or was at least entitled to have things the way he pleased. Perhaps he wanted to live this aspect of his life according to his own terms and not worry about what people said or thought that he should do.
Although Charles’ marriage to Diana sadly did not last, the people of the United Kingdom continued showing their support for the beloved princess long after her divorce. We have to say that we love Camilla as well, and are happy that Charles found someone that he truly wants to be with.