DECADES OF RO­MANCE

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De­spite years of con­tro­versy, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Corn­wall are now hap­pily mar­ried and spend a lot of time car­ry­ing out char­i­ta­ble du­ties. They are de­scribed by friends as a “fun cou­ple” who are al­ways laugh­ing.

The two met in the early 1970s on a Wind­sor polo field, and Charles is said to have “lost his heart” to Camilla al­most at once. “He loved the fact that she smiled with her eyes as well as her mouth, and laughed at the same silly things as he did. He also liked that she was so nat­u­ral and easy and friendly… In short, he was very taken with her, and af­ter that first meet­ing he be­gan ring­ing her up,” royal bi­og­ra­pher Penny Junor wrote in her new book, The Duchess: The Un­told Story.

When the prince joined the Navy, the re­la­tion­ship didn’t last. Charles was heart­bro­ken when Camilla mar­ried cavalry of­fi­cer An­drew Parker Bowles. His mar­riage to Princess Diana fol­lowed, which broke down due to Charles and Camilla’s un­re­solved ro­mance. They fi­nally mar­ried at Wind­sor Guild­hall in 2005. It’s said Camilla will only ever be Princess Con­sort, but many be­lieve Charles will make his wife Queen.

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