DECADES OF ROMANCE
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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