BCS fans remember that the Prince of Wales' romance with Camilla Shand began in the 1970s, when the young people met, and a spark immediately flashed between them. That. that the novel did not end with a wedding from the very beginning, surprises many: after all, three and a half decades later, they will still get married. So what went wrong from the start?
According to some royal experts, Charles is a bit late in his courtship. He clearly had a stronger affection for Camille than she did for him, but he was clearly in no hurry to make confessions and discuss their possible prospects. Soon the Windsors noticed the heir's serious interest and hastened to distract him from Miss Shand by the long voyage prescribed by service in the navy. On his farewell weekend with Camilla, Charles realized that she was his true love (read also: Moment of Love: When and How Prince Charles Realized That Camilla was His Only).
However, the prince most likely did not express what he was thinking in verbal form, because in his absence, Camilla decided that she had no future with the prince, and that she should marry someone else. Major Bruce Shand just put in enough effort to get his daughter's ex-boyfriend to propose to her. Anthony Parker-Bowles quite suited Camille's father as a son-in-law, and Charles aroused completely different emotions in him (see also: Unwanted Son-In-Law: Why Camilla's Parents Didn't Want Her to Marry Charles).
As soon as he heard about the upcoming wedding, the disappointed Prince of Wales wrote to his beloved, trying to stop what was happening. This is covered in the Channel 5 documentary Behind the royals. Royal Columnist Richard Kay said: “I think Andrew Parker-Bowles was just forced to make this offer. At least because he knew perfectly well that Camilla was dating Prince Charles. I think he was simply afraid that if he did not make Camilla an honest wife, he might lose her. He wanted Camilla to become the mother of his children, with her he saw his future."
And many thousands of kilometers away was the heir to the British throne, trying to prevent the wedding of his beloved with the help of letters. "Prince Charles wrote to Camilla and begged her to reconsider her decision," said royal commentator Katie Nicholl. "I think it was too late by this point."
Royal expert Penny Junor added: “I think Camilla was Prince Charles's first true love. The first time you fall, you hit hardest. " Perhaps the reason for everything was the understatement between the lovers. “Charles never told Camilla about his feelings,” said Junor. “I'm sure she knew about his feelings when they were together during those six months, but he never expressed it. And he definitely never discussed marriage with her."
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