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Queen Elizabeth II Skipped Her Son Prince Charles' Second Wedding With Duchess Camilla, And It's All Because Of Royal Duties

Date October 4, 2019 16:29

In 2019, Prince Charles and his second wife, Duchess Camilla, celebrated the 14th wedding anniversary. It has been reported multiple times that the two have been in love for a very long time, and were close at the time of the Prince's first marriage with Princess Diana.

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Prince Charles ultimately tied the knot with his sweetheart, Camilla Parker-Bowles, on April 9, 2005 — nine years later, after he divorced from Diana.

But here is a question: why Queen Elizabeth II skipped Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's wedding?

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Everybody expected the Queen to attend her first-born son's wedding with the woman he truly loves and the one that will become Queen Consort when Charles ascends the British throne. However, she wasn't present, and there is a good reason for it.

According to reports, Queen Elizabeth II did not attend the royal nuptials because, as the head of the Church of England, she wasn't able to participate in a civil ceremony.

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It is noteworthy, however, that Her Majesty did attend the service of dedication, which was held later and also hosted a lavish wedding reception for her son Charles and his second wife, Camilla.

It comes as apparent that the Queen had a good reason for not being at the wedding of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla. Regardless of love for her child and family matters, she stayed faithful to her royal duties and to what she stands for.

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The Duchess of Cornwall was "stressed" on the Big Day and was close to missing the nuptials. According to the book, The Duchess — The Untold Story, author Penny Junor wrote that Camilla nearly missed her wedding due to an illness she suffered at the time.

On the wedding day, it took four people to urge Camilla Parker-Bowles out of bed. She was "terrified" she wouldn't make it in time, and she did eventually make it to her wedding and exchanged vows with her partner.

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Royal duties always come first, and it doesn't really matter what is going on with your family members.