Once Upon The Cold War: The Story About Queen Elizabeth II And Camilla Parker-Bowles
March 21, 2018 13:58 By Fabiosa
Following the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II just about banished Camilla Parker-Bowles. She refused to acknowledge the relationship between Prince Charles and Camilla. In addition, she refrained from interaction with this woman.
The hostility continued even after Prince Charles officially introduced his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, to Camilla a year after Diana died. Furthermore, Camilla was not invited to the 50th birthday celebration the Queen hosted for Prince Charles.
The cold war
If there was any doubt as to how much the Queen disliked Camilla, those doubts were cleared in the weeks leading up to her wedding. Camilla was excluded from all royal gatherings and ceremonies.
The Queen also was opposed to Prince Charles hosting a flamboyant reception after the wedding. She insisted that the event be more modest.
Prince Charles still got to choose who attended the wedding though. It included the Palmer-Tomkinsons, the Marquess of Douro, the Earl and Countess of Halifax, and the Duchess of Devonshire.
These were some of Prince Charles’s closest friends who stood by him during the troubling times of his relationship with Camilla.
After the wedding reception, the Queen also did not acknowledge Camilla by name in her remarks, simply saying "My son is home and dry with the woman he loves."
Camilla could still become queen
In spite of the indignation by Her Majesty and many Britons, it seems likely that Camilla may eventually be named a queen. Clarence House stated in 2005 that Camilla would be named Princess Consort if Prince Charles becomes a king. However, the Clarence House website has been updated, and the earlier statement was removed from the FAQ section.
A spokesperson for Clarence House says the information was taken down as it was no longer relevant. However, the removal is causing increasing speculation about Camilla’s future title.