The Camila and Diana meeting we saw in The Crown 4 was real, but there is more to the story

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Behind each royal is a hidden story (you can learn more about it in a free series here). That of Prince Charles and his love triangle is coming to light thanks to The Crown 4.

However, there are some details that were not revealed in the series, such as what Camilla did to Lady Di before her wedding.

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princesa diana looks the crown temporada 3
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As we already know, Camilla Shand (her maiden name) and the heir to the throne were best friends for many years.

He was in love with her and wanted to make her his wife, and thus also the future queen consort.

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prince charles playing polo united kingdom 1984 1190627579
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However, the Crown considered that she was not suitable to join the royal family, so they forced her to marry Officer Andrew Parker Bowles, while telling Carlos that he should look for another prospect.

Still, Camila never left her friend and neither did she when Diana came into their lives.

Diana and Camilla were friends?

When Lady Di began her relationship with the prince, she wanted to meet all her family and friends, to show him how much she cared.

Thus, before she left on a trip, he introduced her to her great friend.

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prince charles princess diana wales 1981 694916525
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At that time, Diana was not aware of the attraction that existed between her boyfriend and Camilla, so she became very close to her.

He even often visited her in the country house that she shared with her husband Andrew and lived with their children.

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trench coat outfit diana de wales
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Camilla was 14 years old, so the young Lady Di – who was only 19 years old at the time – saw her as an older sister and asked her for advice on her relationship with the heir to the throne, knowing that no one knew him better. than her faithful friend.

As narrated in the biography of the now duchess, The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair that Rocked the Crown, she didn’t hate Diana.

On the contrary, he tried to approach her honestly and support her in whatever she needed, but things changed in a short time.

Camila tried to forget Carlos and let him be happy with Lady Di. However, the prince never stopped visiting her, giving her attention and assuring her that the one he loved was her and not his girlfriend, to whom he was engaged solely to fulfill his royal duty.

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princess diana prince charles in australia 1983 51831326
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Diana realized this and began to distrust Camilla and her actions. The young princess considered that the approach of the woman was something cruel, because surely she was making fun of the fact that the princes did not have a relationship as close as the one they had.

Finally, a rivalry broke out between them that culminated in the infidelity of the prince and Parker-Bowles.

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prince carlos camilla parker romance infidelity scandal 2002
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Although Camilla’s intentions were good at first, she should have been honest with the princess and not hide what was between her and Carlos.

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