REVEALED: Prince Charles’ plot to make the Queen and public accept ‘WICKED’ Camilla
PRINCE Charles’ plot to make to make the Queen accept his relationship with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has been revealed in an explosive new biography.
The future king “stubbornly fought” to win his mother’s approval to marry Camilla, according to Tom Bower’s unauthorized book Rebel Prince.
The author says the Queen once referred to Camilla as “that wicked woman” and warned Prince Charles: “I want nothing to do with her.”
But Charles was insistent that he would win over the support of both the Queen and the general public, the tell-all book claims.
The campaign culminated in Charles’ wedding to Camilla in April 2005, although the monarch reportedly snubbed the bride at the reception.
In the book, Mr Bower writes: “Charles’ campaign to have Camilla accepted had started in 1996, a period that had marked a new peak in the public’s disgust with the lives in the royal palaces.
“A succession of scandalous books, tapes and television interviews had reduced the prince’s approval rating to less than 10 percent.
“The very notion that the couple might marry was ridiculed by a country that had lost respect for the man who had betrayed his wife, Diana.
“Unless Camilla was ousted, the critics agreed, Charles could not remain the Queen’s automatic successor.”
Prince Charles arranged Camilla’s lavish 50th birthday in July 1997, the book claims, as part of a bid to change the public’s perception of her.
Mr Bower writes that he was determined to “transform her from adulteress into a suitable wife for the heir to the throne – and future queen”.
However, Princess Diana’s untimely death in a horrific car crash just a month later “destroyed Charles’ plan”, the biography adds.
An anguished Charles reportedly told aides: “They’re all going to blame me, aren’t they? The world’s going to go completely mad.”
The turning point came in 2002, when the Queen agreed to let Camilla attend the Queen Mother’s funeral – but not as Charles’ partner.
The Queen made the decision after Charles made a tearful televised address paying tribute to his grandmother.
However, the monarch reportedly remained frosty towards Camilla, even at her wedding reception in 2005.
She refused to mention the bride by her name during a speech, according to the book.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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