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Prince Charles

THEY’RE ALL GOING TO BLAME ME,” PRINCE CHARLES SAID UPON HEARING NEWS OF DIANA’S DEATH. HE WAS RIGHT.

THEY’RE ALL GOING TO BLAME ME,” PRINCE CHARLES SAID UPON HEARING NEWS OF DIANA’S DEATH. HE WAS RIGHT.

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Prince Charles Won't Step Aside for William to Be King His biographer, Sally Bedell Smith, spent four years exhaustively researching the Prince of Wales. Sally Bedell Smith, dogged biographer and author of Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life, out this week from Penguin Random House, has collected an exhaustive file of facts about the future king of England. Unlike his mother, Charles is not what you might call a beloved figure. And while Bedell Smith doesn't spare the touchy-feely, parapsychology loving, Dumbo-eared Charles, her portrait is also rich with sympathy, even affection. Bullied as a youth by his overbearing father ("Philip was the original alpha male," Smith says), Charles spent his whole life seeking approval. Cowed by a sense of duty and fea...
Her husband, the Prince, laughed: “I always find it so difficult, the words you experts use to describe – all these adjectives.”

Her husband, the Prince, laughed: “I always find it so difficult, the words you experts use to describe – all these adjectives.”

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'My wife is a great red wine enthusiast!' Charles jokes at Austrian vineyard with Camilla THE Duchess of Cornwall showed off her knowledge of fine wines today as Prince Charles admitted he struggled to keep up with the industry's jargon. Camilla, the daughter of a wine merchant and now the president of the UK Vineyards Association, identified her Zweigelt Thorsaulen 2014 red wine as having a "slight peppery taste". Her husband, the Prince, laughed: "I always find it so difficult, the words you experts use to describe - all these adjectives." The royal couple were visiting the Weinbau Buscheschank Obermann vineyard in Vienna, where they were given a tour of the family business and tasted local food and wine. They were in Vienna on the last day of a nine-day European tour....
Congratulation to Prince Charles and Camilla Parker on this big day

Congratulation to Prince Charles and Camilla Parker on this big day

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Prince Charles and Camilla wedding anniversary: Royal couple in pictures Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary today. To mark the occasion, here is a look back at their love story in pictures. It is hard to believe that just 12 years ago, Camilla was considered “toxic” by the British public who were still mourning the loss of Princess Diana. Many begrudged Camilla for her role as the third person in the Prince and Princess of Wales’ marriage, and in the run-up to their wedding – a low-key civil ceremony at Windsor Guidlhall – there was even doubt over whether the Queen would attend. In the end the Queen skipped the ceremony, to avoid a conflict with her role as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, but held a reception
Congratulation to Prince Charles on emerging news about Camilla will be The Queen

Congratulation to Prince Charles on emerging news about Camilla will be The Queen

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Camilla will be Queen one day, constitutional expert says It has been suggested the Duchess of Cornwall would rather be Princess Consort, but Prince Charles has different succession ideas. As Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall mark their 12th wedding anniversary, a constitutional expert has told Sky News that Camilla will be Queen one day - even if the public doesn't like the idea. There has been growing interest in what will happen at the time of succession when Prince Charles becomes King, including what title Camilla would be given. But Lord Norton of Louth, a peer in the House of Lords and professor at the University of Hull, says the constitutional position is very clear. He said: "Upon the death of the Queen, Charles automatically becomes King - that is it. H...
“I don’t see him as a cynical person, he thought he could learn to love Diana as his grandmother and grandfather learned to love each other and had a great marriage

“I don’t see him as a cynical person, he thought he could learn to love Diana as his grandmother and grandfather learned to love each other and had a great marriage

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana‘s seemingly fairytale beginnings was anything but, and now a new book claims the royal hoped he would “learn to love” his future wife, Princess Diana, when he decided to propose. Charles wed Diana in July 1981 in a lavish royal ceremony after a whirlwind courtship that started barely a year earlier. Astonishingly, the couple only had around 12 dates between the summer of 1980 and when he popped the question in February 1981, according to Sally Bedell Smith, the author of the biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life. Diana immediately accepted his proposal and Charles thought that he could make the union work. “He was obviously anguished, and he said she was someone I could learn to love,” Bedell Smith tells PEOPLE.
The Queen’s promotion of Camilla was seen by many as possible signal that her son and heir intends to make her Queen Camilla

The Queen’s promotion of Camilla was seen by many as possible signal that her son and heir intends to make her Queen Camilla

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Will Camilla ever be Queen? What will she be called when Charles becomes King one day? WILL Camilla become Queen or will she take another title such as Princess Consort when her husband Charles eventually becomes King? Prince Charles married the Duchess of Cornwall more than a decade ago and some believe that he intends to make her Queen Camilla one day. This would mark a reversal of a previous plan, dating back to their 2005 marriage, to style her as Princess Consort instead.   There is ongoing uncertainty over her potential title, which will not be officially confirmed until Charles eventually succeeds the Queen. Camilla has cemented her place in the Royal Family in recent years and the Queen even elevated her to the Privy Council in June 2016. The Queen's promotion of Ca...
It was a difficult childhood that led to Charles’ psychological trauma when he suffered the breakdown of his marriage to Diana

It was a difficult childhood that led to Charles’ psychological trauma when he suffered the breakdown of his marriage to Diana

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Prince Charles ‘spent 14 YEARS in therapy to cope with Diana's emotional storms' PRINCE Charles lacked the knowledge and temperament to help “a very disturbed” Diana and saw a therapist to weather his young wife’s “emotional storms”, a royal biographer has sensationally claimed. The heir to the throne attended meetings with Dr Alan McGlashan for 14 years after the Princess of Wales gave up following eight meetings with the same therapist, according to American author and historian Sally Bedell Smith. Dr McGlashan was reportedly recommended to Charles by his close friend, philosopher and conservationist Laurens Van der Post, with the intention to help Princess Diana. But instead, the doctor would go on to help the struggling husband deal with his wife’s “emotional storms, which shocke
Prince Charles ‘asked US to pause Afghan war for Ramadan’

Prince Charles ‘asked US to pause Afghan war for Ramadan’

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The Prince of Wales asked the US if it would be possible to pause the invasion of Afghanistan to honour Ramadan, according to Washington’s former ambassador to Britain. William Farish said Charles asked if his request for the holy month to be considered as part of the battle plans could be passed on to the then president George W Bush. The former diplomat recalled the alleged conversation, said to have taken place by phone around a month into the operation, for a new biography of Charles. “Prince Charles asked me if it would be possible to stop the invasion to honour Ramadan, and if I could convey that request to President Bush,” said Farish. When it was explained that it would be difficult to halt the military operation already under way, Charles allegedly replied: “But Americans can