Prince Charles had a long history with other women before meeting Diana, and some believe this was one reason their marriage never really worked. This was also a key factor in one of the family’s greatest secrets.
What hadn’t been known would soon be revealed, and the black mark on the Windsors could never be erased. Charles’s romantic decisions jeopardized his throne more than once, and if it wasn’t for the queen, he might not have been the successor after all.
His First True Love
Prince Charles was many things besides charming. Although he was engaged to Lady Diana, who was supposed to be the future queen of England, his heart was captured by someone else. Camilla Parker Bowles had been part of Charles's life for years.
This love triangle would set the plot for the Laura episode. For years it was kept as a dark secret that should never be revealed, and only recently managed to hit the headlines. Who are you, Laura Lopes?
Who Are You, Charles Windsor?
Believe it or not, in the 1970s, Prince Charles was considered one of the most eligible Royal bachelors around. No one knows if it's his natural charms or the fact that he was first in line to the throne, but he was desired by every respectful young woman alive.
When it was announced that he was engaged to Lady Diana Spencer, not only did it come as a surprise, but it was unwanted by many. Family and close friends couldn't see the connection between the two, which was not far from the truth.
Where It All Began
He was born in Buckingham Palace in 1948 to Queen Elizabeth II, who was still just a princess, and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was a splendid toddler with no worries to his name, however, things were about to change.
He is known for many things and carries many titles, one of them being the first member of the royal family to enroll in a university. He studied at Cambridge and majored in anthropology, archaeology, and history.
Charles the Stud
When the dating years kicked in, the royal family wasn't fond of Charles's preferences. He was rebellious and was even described as being a stud who enjoyed dating many women, something unheard of when it came to the Windsors.
He was seeking to stand out and be different. He didn't want to be like all the other members of his family, however, deep inside, he acknowledged that his future was already set and written. In the meantime, his relationships kept adding fuel to the fire, and the flames were getting high.