King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s Scandalous...
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s Scandalous Relationship Timeline

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s Scandalous Relationship Timeline

After decades of sexual tension, controversy, and a conversation about tampons that I’ll truly never recover from, and have finally made it to . Yep, these horny royals are being officially being crowned and , and the time has come to look back at how they got here! The answer: Several cheating scandals and a wedding that the late didn’t seem thrilled about attending, lol. But let’s start at the beginning...a fated day in 1970 England when Charles and Camilla first laid eyes on each other during England’s most erotic activity: polo. 1970 Camilla ends her relationship with retired British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles. And then starts dating , but that’s a story for another time. “Another time” being in, like, two paragraphs after we all stare at this picture of Andrew Parker Bowles sitting atop a magnificent steed: Anyway, amid breaking things off with Andrew, Camilla meets Charles and they start chilling at polo matches, hottest spot to be if you’re a rich royal. that Camilla “was in love with Andrew Parker Bowles, with whom she’d been having an on-and-off affair since 1967” and claims that her relationship with Charles was actually her way of getting back at Andrew for hooking up with Anne. As a friend/source put it: “Princess Anne was in love with Parker Bowles, Camilla was in love with Andrew, Charles was in love with Camilla, Camilla was having some of it but she was also potty about Andrew—all this intrigue was going on.” Meanwhile, biographer Penny Junor , “So when [Camilla] was introduced to Charles and he thought she was pretty special...he thought she was a bit of alright and she thought, . So she had a fling with Charles.” 1972 Charles joins the navy and ends his relationship with Camilla. Obviously (and as fans of know), there’s a lot of speculation that the royals wanted Charles to end his relationship with Camilla, and sending him off to the navy was their way of doing so. Here they are that same year, chilling—where else?—at a polo match: 1973 Surprise! Camilla and Andrew get back together, get engaged in March, and then get married in July. Awk times for both Anne and Charles, tbh. 1979 Charles and Camilla are spotted hanging out at—you guessed it—a polo match. Feel free to read into their vibes: 1981 , Charles marries Princess Diana on July 29, 1981. But he’s clearly still holding a candle for Camilla. that during a party a few years prior in 1980, “the physical passion of Charles for Camilla was obvious to everyone” and apparently they were seen “kissing passionately.” 1986 While Charles and Camilla never stopped having vibes, this is when they started their full-blown affair per royal biographer Andrew Morton in Simon & Schuster Diana: Her True Story--in Her Own Words Simon & Schuster Diana: Her True Story--in Her Own Words 1989 Diana reportedly confronts Camilla about her affair with Charles at Camilla’s sister’s 40th birthday. Andrew Morton reports on the moment in his book and claims Diana said, “I know what’s going on between you and Charles and I just want you to know that.” Camilla reportedly responded with, “You’ve got everything you ever wanted. You’ve got all the men in the world fall in love with you and you’ve got two beautiful children, what more do you want?” and Diana replied “I want my husband.” ? 1992 Charles and Diana separate in December, and if you revisit the old reporting around this time, it’s telling. In an article published December 10, 1992, the paper mentions “unconfirmed reports” that Charles was “closer to Camilla Parker Bowles, an old girlfriend, than to his wife” and yet the palace “took pains” to emphasize there was no “third party” involved. 1993 Tampongate occurs, a harrowing time in which Charles and Camilla’s “sexy” telephone call (recorded in 1989) leaks. Here’s a snippet, courtesy of but please be forwarded you cannot un-see this: :( 1994 Camilla files for divorce from Andrew! This same year, Charles admits his infidelity in where he’s asked directly if he tried to be “faithful and honorable” when he married Diana, and he says, “Yes, absolutely.” However, he’s then asked, “And you were?” and replied, “Yes, until it became irretrievably broken down, us both having tried.” 1995 Diana sits down for an interview with BBC’s , and mentions “three people in [her] marriage.” Meanwhile, Camilla’s divorce goes through and the reporting of it is something: 1996 Charles and Diana divorce. Her lawyer, Anthony Julius gives a statement to saying, “It was an exceptionally difficult decision and one which the Princess of Wales has taken with immense sadness and regret.” Around this time, Charles reportedly public relations expert Mark Bolland to rehab his and Camilla’s reputation. Good luck! 1999 Two years after the tragic death of Princess Diana, Charles and Camilla make their first official appearance as a couple at The Ritz Hotel. 2000 Camilla starts accompanying Charles to official events: And then... 2001 They share their first public kiss. Although, honestly, at this point, their tampon convo was living in our collective conscious rent free, so. 2005 Charles and Camilla get engaged in February and get married just a few months later in April. The Queen doesn’t show up to the wedding but attend the blessing. Though at the time, the reports she “did not appear to be thrilled” and “seemed to be making a concerted effort not to stand next to them on the front steps.” Lol. 2022 Flash-forward several decades of royal engagements and posh couple vibes, and Charles officially becomes King in September—while Camilla becomes . Also this year—in December, to be exact!—the duo reveal their first Christmas card as King and Queen! Witness: 2023 Charles and Camilla pretty much spend the first half of the year preparing for the coronation and getting a fancy new portrait taken: We also find out that Camilla is still close to her ex Andrew Parker Bowles and that he’ll have a prime spot at the event! As a friend put it to , “They are joined at the hip. He arranges so much for her. They have lunch together the whole time. He’s right in there. He was always, and still is, Camilla’s co-conspirator.” Plus, if there was is question about King Charles' ~feelings~ about Camilla's title, let it be known that in May to change his wife's title from “Camilla, the Queen Consort” to “Queen Camilla” when after is crowned at Westminster Abbey on the sixth of that month. Oh, and the Royal Warrant reportedly states that the title change should be reflected “in every prayer for the Royal Family contained in any form of service authorized for use in the Church of England.” No thoughts, just ???. Of course, 2023 isn’t without drama for Charles and Camilla thanks to Prince Harry publishing , in which he recalls begging his father not to marry the “other woman” because he and Prince William worried she’d be a “wicked stepmother.” Aaaaand that’s pretty much all we know for now, but def make sure to check back in for more updates on these two. ? Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and with equal enthusiasm, She was previously entertainment editor at and has covered pop culture for over a decade.

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