The romance between Camilla Parker-Bowles and Prince Charles is always sketched as interference between Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. But the third season of the series seems to be changing this opinion. Peter Morgan, the creator of The Crown spoke openly on it.
In an interview, he said folks always assume Prince Charles cheated on Princess Diana with Camilla. It’s specifically the other way round. Marrying Diana was not his choice. His affair with Camilla was much older.
The First Meeting of Camilla and Prince Charles
There are different theories about the meeting of Charles and Camilla. Although, as the historian and The Crown advisor Robert Lacey writes, they met through their mutual friend Lucia Santa Cruz. Cruz testified this in later interviews. Historian Sally Bedell Smith speaks of an identical incident.
Further reports say Charles and Camilla met at a polo match in Windsor Great Park in ’70s. Another report says a meeting of the couple at a party in 1972, where Camilla’s stated her great-grandmother was the mistress of Charles’ great-great-grandfather. She feels the same about them.
Camilla married British Army captain Andrew Parker Bowles on July 4, 1973. Andrew was previously in a relationship with Princess Anne. They share two children together, son Tom in 1974 and daughter Laura in 1978. Charles is even Tom’s godfather.
Even after her marriage, her friendship with Charles continued. They were together at a polo match in 1975.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Two years later, Diana Spencer joined the story. Another twist occurred, Charles met a 16-year-old Diana while he was dating her sister, Lady Sarah.
Diana married Charles on 29 July 1981. 750 million people watched the ceremony. However, before the ceremony, Charles made a stunning comment during an interview where he was asked if he and Diana were in love. Diana responded, Of course, and Charles added, Whatever love means. Charles and Diana have two children together, Prince William and Prince Harry.
After Camilla divorces with Andrew and Diana died, she married Charles in 2005. They have been officially together since then, completing about 15 years of their marriage till date.