So who is this mysterious stepsister hiding away from the spotlight, never revealing her real truth? Still, in 1995 Camilla, surprisingly or not, filed for divorce. Charles and Camilla continued to meet under the radar as if 15 years hadn’t flown by.
After what the royal family had been through, the last thing they needed was more attention. Charles kept his relations with Camilla away from the public eye, however, he did introduce her to his boys.
There Was No Hiding Away
The day came when speculations became facts, and one phone conversation between Charles and Camilla was what eventually made their marriage collapse. There was no going back, and the relations between the Prince and the Princess were on the verge of a breakdown.
During the 1990s, Prince Charles's diaries were published, revealing all of his unfaithful ways. Adding on to that, Diana's medical condition was documented, too, painting her in a very different light than what she usually reflected.
The famous interview Diana had on Panorama was the one that exposed it all. She out and loud blamed Camilla for her marriage falling apart, making over 23 million people glue themselves to the TV screens.
In 1995, the divorce was finalized, stripping Diana of her royal title and turning Charles available once again. Tragedy would hit the family and the entire British nation not too long after with Diana's catastrophic accident that ended her life.
No Need for Hiding
Four years later, in 1999, Charles and Camilla exposed their love to the world. The public's reaction was one thing to handle, however, the queen's reaction was a much bigger deal. At that point, Queen Elizabeth refused to acknowledge her son's choice.
More than a year later, the queen would accept to be present in the same room with Charles and Camilla. And when she did eventually do so, it was her way of silently approving.
Wedding Bells Rang Again
35 years after they first met, Prince Charles married his Princess Camilla. Queen Elizabeth never attended. Did she know something we didn't? Prince William and Prince Harry were welcoming their father's wife into their lives too.
They were aware of their parents' history, and they knew all about the gossip and the past each one of them carried, however, they weren't prepared for everything this new package would bring with it. Camilla wasn't the only new person they were welcoming into their lives.