How Diana was NOT alone living in the shadow of Camilla – this woman struggled TOO
PRINCESS Diana was not the only woman to be overshadowed by Prince Charles’ lover Camilla Parker-Bowles – one of the Prince of Wales’ ex-girlfriends also experienced the same heartbreaking fate, an explosive documentary has revealed.
Prince Charles dated over 20 girls in search for his future wife – a woman that was fit to become Queen.
During his dating spree, Charles became acquainted with Lady Jane Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington’s daughter in 1973.
With her dazzling good looks and high social ranking, she was seen as the prime candidate to marry Prince Charles.
However, Lady Jane soon realised there was another woman in Charles’ life – Camilla Parker-Bowles.
The Netflix series Royal House of Windsor has revealed how Camilla stole Charles’ heart the moment they met, and how all his relationships subsequently broke down because he was in love with her.
Christopher Wilson, royal biographer said: “Any pretty woman who was around wanted to be seen on the arm of the Prince of Wales.
“But pretty soon, they came to the realisation of what it was like to live with a man who was in love with somebody else.
“And Lady Jane Wallesely was an early example of that, and everybody looked to her as the new Princess of Wales but she saw very early on the shadow of Camilla.”
Their relationship ended in 1974, which Jane said was because of the intense media scrutiny.
When she was asked if there was to be an engagement, Jane once said: “Do you honestly believe I want to be Queen?”
However, royal experts believe it was Charles’ love for Camilla that saw many of his girlfriends leave him, after realising the prince had his eyes on someone else.
Penny Junor, royal author and expert said: “I think he had a closer relationship to Camilla than practically anybody. He really really loved her.
“They had so much in common their brains kind of worked in the same way. I guess he didn’t meet anyone else who quite matched up to her.”
In 1973 following the news of his sister Princess Anne’s engagement, Prince Charles wrote in a letter to a friend: “I can see I shall have to find myself a wife pretty rapidly, otherwise I shall get left behind and feel very miserable.”
After countless years of searching, Charles finally found a woman who matched up to the Royal Family’s expectations – Lady Diana Spencer.
The pair married at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981, in what seemed like a fairytale ceremony.
However, Charles and Camilla continued their alleged love affair, exchanging letters and gifts to each other over the years.
Diana soon realised the prince was in love with another woman, and once famously said: “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”.
Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997.
In 2005, Charles and Camilla reunited and married in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK