Ahead, we take a closer look at the queen and Camilla’s feuding past, including the time the queen banned her from Buckingham Palace (page 4) and the horrible thing she once said about her daughter-in-law (page 6).
She refused to talk to Camilla on her wedding day
Despite giving Charles and Camilla her blessing and hosting their wedding reception, the queen reportedly refused to talk to Camilla on her wedding day. She even went so far as to not say Camilla’s name during her reception speech.
On top of that, she only spent a few minutes posing for photos with the couple — yikes!
Next: The queen gets drunk and calls Camilla names.
The queen once called her a ‘wicked woman’
While things could have been a lot worse, the queen’s name-calling is a telltale sign of her feelings towards her daughter-in-law.
According to an article written by royal expert Tom Bower, the queen once had a few too many martinis and called Camilla a “wicked woman,” stating she wanted “nothing to do with her.”
Next: Two can play the queen’s game.
The queen might be ruthless, but her actions are nothing compared to the awful operation Camilla reportedly cooked up. According to a source close to the palace, Camilla wants to give her husband the ultimate 70th birthday present — the throne — and has made efforts to push the queen out. The queen was, understandably, royally ticked off when she found out.
This operation might just be hearsay, but given their relationship, we wouldn’t put it past Camilla to do something like this to a woman who has made her life (and relationship) difficult.
Next: The queen puts her foot down.
She banned her from Buckingham Palace
Perhaps a lot of the tension between the queen and Camilla dates back to the time the queen banned her from Buckingham Palace and its guest lists. When the queen found out about Charles and Camilla’s affair, she reportedly told Camilla (and presumably Charles) that she was no longer allowed in the palace.
Albeit necessary for the situation, the ban was uncomfortable for both Camilla and the queen. The queen has known Camilla for many years, as her ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles was the Queen Mother’s godson.
Next: She came close to banning her from this, too.
The Queen Mother’s funeral
Speaking of the Queen Mother, the queen came very close to banning Camilla from her funeral. According to The Daily Beast, the queen initially didn’t want to invite Camilla because her mother disapproved of her. However, she later came to her senses and allowed her an invite — after all, she was once married to the Queen Mother’s godson.
Next: What the queen really thinks of her daughter-in-law.
The queen thinks she looks ‘rather used’
The queen and Camilla have overcome a lot of rough patches together. However, that hasn’t stopped her majesty from occasionally slipping up.
According to an article written by Graham Turner, author of “Elizabeth: The Woman and the Queen,” the queen once gossiped with a friend about how Camilla looks “rather used.”
Next: The one reason why the queen will never accept Camilla.
The queen hates drama
The real reason the queen has had so many ups and downs with her daughter-in-law? She hates drama — and Camilla has inflicted a lot of drama on the royal family.
That said, the queen’s engagement with Camilla’s drama — not to mention: her rude comments — has only added fuel to the fire.
Next: Time heals
It’s nothing personal
At the end of the day, the queen doesn’t have a problem with Camilla, she has a problem with the idea of her. She did not approve of her son’s extramarital affair and once believed that Charles and Camilla’s actions could have been a huge threat to the monarchy.
Despite their bad blood, the queen doesn’t hate Camilla and, for the most part, gets along with her.
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