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Title: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on December 31, 2017, 06:23:51 pm
 :flower:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 01, 2018, 01:00:13 am
The new year is in its infancy and this is already fresh off the press:

Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation halves donations in past year

Total given to causes drops from £7.7m to £3.1m in 12 months to March 2017 as heir to the throne takes on more of Queen’s responsibilities

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/01/prince-of-wales-charitable-foundation-halves-donations-in-past-year


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Stargazer on January 01, 2018, 02:58:32 am
He’s not even king yet! Prince Charles prepares to step back from charity duties as he approaches his 70th birthday

The Prince of Wales's (pictured) Charitable Foundation handed out less than half the donations this year than it did the previous year, cutting grants from £7.7million to £3.1million.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5225457/Prince-Charles-reduces-charity-work-approaches-70.html

I wonder if his duties will be picked up by Willy? Halving of donations won't go down well...


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on January 01, 2018, 04:20:08 am
I can't imagine Willy picking up any more work; he's overloaded now as it is.  :P :P :P :P


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Stargazer on January 01, 2018, 04:37:51 am
^LOL, and more time off with the baby then wedding preparations!


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on January 01, 2018, 01:28:45 pm
Baby No. 3 will give Will more to gripe about --moaning about how he is not getting sleep and all the moaning and groaning.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: leogirl on January 02, 2018, 03:16:56 am
lol. They have a very large home (far more rooms than people), nannies, night nurses. I seriously doubt anyone in the royal family is being kept awake at night by babies.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Rosella on January 17, 2018, 12:54:38 am
A new 'explosive' biography of Charles coming out in March by Tom Bowyer is said to be 'non-reverential', will show the POW's relationship with his family (including presumably his sons) and will reveal a Royal Household 'rife with intrigue and misconduct.' The author claims to have spoken with over a hundred employees and ex employees of Clarence House.

A non reverential bio on Charles is what I've been waiting for. Off to Amazon to see if I can pre-order on Kindle!

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/explosive-biography-prince-charles-lifts-11863325



Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on January 17, 2018, 01:00:57 am
^ Now that sounds very intriguing!


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on January 18, 2018, 03:00:47 am
Oh yes!


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 07, 2018, 03:08:54 pm
One has the POWER! Charles and Camilla push the button on London's new electricity super-highway – and look startled when a Nineties club classic blasts out

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5362327/amp/Charles-Camilla-open-London-Power-Tunnels-Project.html?__twitter_impression=true


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on February 07, 2018, 03:57:25 pm
So sick of these two. Closeups of her are ghastly and he puts on the goofy expressions trying to play the funny old codger. Awful


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on February 08, 2018, 01:51:47 am
Chucky will never be the 'lovable old codger' he tries to be; he always looks half drunk and always creepy. And her, well, the less said the better.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Val on February 08, 2018, 09:14:49 am
^

Th public want a King they can respect not a silly 'loveable old codger'.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on February 08, 2018, 03:02:12 pm
He's been doing a lot of mugging and guffawing of late. He seems to be trying too hard.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: lesken on February 13, 2018, 12:32:19 am
He's a very rich undeserving rich person. He's trying to find a place in the world people don't find him disgusting that's not easy


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on February 13, 2018, 03:20:23 am
No and it gets harder every time he makes stupid faces and tries be cutesy.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on February 13, 2018, 02:47:23 pm
He flirts with younger women at events which is so pathetic, ogling them.  And then he guffaws on appearances looking ridiculous. He needs to stop this sort of thing.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Rosella on February 13, 2018, 02:56:10 pm
Yes there was one photo taken of Charles getting very close and personal with Leti of Spain during the State Visit to Britain. I don't know whether he was going to kiss her on the cheek or something but he was standing very near to her and had a strange leer on his face. Camilla and Felipe were nearby and looked a bit nonplussed.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: YooperModerator on February 13, 2018, 04:07:41 pm
PC does have a creepy vibe.  Quite the turnoff especially when he attempts to be ‘cute’.  Eeww.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on February 14, 2018, 08:08:40 pm
Charles is calling the USA an outpost?   Well, buddy, enjoy your new daughter-in-law!!!!   LOL!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5390627/Prince-Charles-makes-dig-Trump-climate-change.html

 :P


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: deGuernsey on February 14, 2018, 10:31:09 pm
Charles is calling the USA an outpost?   Well, buddy, enjoy your new daughter-in-law!!!!   LOL!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5390627/Prince-Charles-makes-dig-Trump-climate-change.html

 :P
  Does outpost mean a colony?


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on February 15, 2018, 01:18:09 am
Charles should not make political statements. It is hysterically funny that a man like Charles who leaves carbon footprints gets all high and mighty about the environment. He even sent a jet back to the UK to bring some knick knack to him when he was on tour.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: lesken on February 15, 2018, 03:28:40 am
He is a complete waste in his position as his father knows and reminded him constantly. So even though he is creepy, weird, obtuse, lizard-like, etc. I feel sorry for him on some level. Although not sorry enough to keep that duchy income in his crepe like hands. He can bad mouth Trump all he wants, it will fall on deaf ears. Trump would have Chuck for bird feed if they ever had a confrontation.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: leogirl on February 15, 2018, 04:10:17 am
^^ If Charles cares so much about the environment, he should ride a bicycle to his appearances. Only use cars for long distances and always carpool (bus, economy class flights). No more private jets or first class flights.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 02, 2018, 02:40:32 pm
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall: Commonwealth Games and Australia Tour

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Australia, beginning their engagements in Brisbane on Wednesday 4th April. His Royal Highness, accompanied by The Duchess, will represent Her Majesty The Queen at the opening of the XXI Commonwealth Games, reading out Her Majesty's customary message, calling on athletes to come together in the spirit of friendly competition. Their Royal Highnesses will visit Brisbane & the Gold Coast together; before His Royal Highness continues his visit to Queensland and the Northern Territory, concluding on Tuesday 10th April. The Prince of Wales will visit Vanuatu on Saturday 7th April, where his programme will include learning more about the reconstruction which has taken place following the devastating impact of Cyclone Pam. His Royal Highness will highlight the challenges faced by Island States vulnerable to the growing threat of climate change, as has been most recently demonstrated by the dreadful effects of Cyclone Gita in Tonga.
https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/13044/press-release


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 07, 2018, 05:20:47 pm
lol that would have been some news

https://happyroyalist.tumblr.com/post/171627412638/camillasgirl-we-know-toms-surprised-what


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on March 07, 2018, 05:47:43 pm
I agree with you, Sandy. By no means am I a fan of Meggy Marbles, but she shouldn't be blamed for anything, especially after Camilla and the Middletons were let in. Meg's antics pale in comparison.
That said, even if she is allegedly the one to topple the monarchy, good for her. This whole wretched lot needs to GO.

*mods please move to the appropriate thread.  So sorry


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: india on March 07, 2018, 05:53:01 pm
The ones to topple to monarchy are The Viper and The Potato Head for what they have done THREE TIMES. NOT ONCE BUT THREE TIMES.  Their actions are reprehensible beyond belief. Their actions are flat out TREASON. Go to the Members Only section to be enlightened if you have been living in the dark for the past few years.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on March 07, 2018, 06:00:54 pm
^Wouldn't surprise me one bit if they do it a fourth time.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on March 09, 2018, 09:07:19 pm
^^^^ lmao Metro's got the headline of the year surely!


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: windsor2 on March 10, 2018, 03:26:52 am
Could Camilla become QUEEN? Prince Charles fuels rumours his wife will be handed the title as references to her being named 'Princess Consort' are deleted on his official website
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But Clarence House said it was removed because the public was no longer interested in the issues.
A spokesman told The Sun: 'This is one question Clarence House has not been asked for some time, which is why it no longer features.'
Comment"
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Yesnomaybe, Philadelphia, United States, 2 minutes ago
Princess ESCORT??? Lmao!!!
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5484427/Prince-Charless-website-fuels-rumours-wife-Queen.html#ixzz59JQGvMwr
It's quite bad when the other 2 women linked to he prince's can fi with that quote.
What's the need for her to be Queen? What's wrong with Charles that he would want that? If his dad could be ok being Prince Philip and not king consort to the queen, then he should be satified with Camilla being his consort. Could MM's presence help soften the public to Camilla. It's odd because the related articles has 3 articles on MM.  ??? Articles about Camilla helping sooth MM's pre-marriage nerves and singer er praises at the engagement announcement have been odd too.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: meememe on March 10, 2018, 05:49:48 am
Camilla will be Charles' consort whatever title she has.

In the UK there is no such thing as a morganatic marriage. That was established in 1936 when Edward VIII asked if Wallis could have a title other than Queen Consort if she was his wife and he was told 'no'. Any attempt to strip Camilla of the style of Queen would therefore mean that Edward was given the wrong advice in 1936 and that a morganatic marriage is possible in the UK. In order to introduce that concept thought the British parliament and those of the other realms would also have to pass the necessary legislation to introduce that concept which they may do but I doubt that any of them would agree - and certainly no woman could possibly agree that a woman has to be seen as inferior to her husband in this day and age - when women have been pushing for equality to then turn around and so 'no we have to have legislation that says that xxxx woman isn't equal to her husband'.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on March 10, 2018, 12:17:16 pm
Could Camilla become QUEEN? Prince Charles fuels rumours his wife will be handed the title as references to her being named 'Princess Consort' are deleted on his official website
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But Clarence House said it was removed because the public was no longer interested in the issues.
A spokesman told The Sun: 'This is one question Clarence House has not been asked for some time, which is why it no longer features.'
Comment"
Quote
Yesnomaybe, Philadelphia, United States, 2 minutes ago
Princess ESCORT??? Lmao!!!
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5484427/Prince-Charless-website-fuels-rumours-wife-Queen.html#ixzz59JQGvMwr
It's quite bad when the other 2 women linked to he prince's can fi with that quote.
What's the need for her to be Queen? What's wrong with Charles that he would want that? If his dad could be ok being Prince Philip and not king consort to the queen, then he should be satified with Camilla being his consort. Could MM's presence help soften the public to Camilla. It's odd because the related articles has 3 articles on MM.  ??? Articles about Camilla helping sooth MM's pre-marriage nerves and singer er praises at the engagement announcement have been odd too.

I think this is just Camilla promotion as the next "Mother Theresa" and nothing to do with MEghan. LOts of nonsense. Camilla made a darn fool of herself taking Kate out to give her "advice" loudly giving her instructions "let me tell you something." She did not even give birth or mother WIll and Harry she should look to her own children especially her son whose marriage is on the rocks.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 04, 2018, 06:18:13 pm
Prince Charles opens Commonwealth Games amid arrest of protesters
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/04/prince-charles-opens-commonwealth-games-protesters-arrested-gold-coast-2018

Prince Charles 'would back Australia becoming a republic if people wanted it' former Prime Minister Paul Keating claims
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/prince-charles-would-back-australia-becoming-a-republic-former-prime-minister-paul-keating-claims-a3803771.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 04, 2018, 06:48:42 pm
Go home, you're NOT welcome’ Charles & Camilla hit by Aussie FURY at Commonwealth Games
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/693742/Camilla-Parker-Bowles-Prince-Charles-Australia-Commonwealth-Games-Gold-Coast-Queensland


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Rosella on April 04, 2018, 07:23:39 pm
The protest on the Gold Coast.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-04/commonwealth-games-baton-relay-delayed-protesters/9618054

These are aboriginal protesters who want PM Turnbull to establish a Truths Commission. This has been going on for some time.

Charles and Camilla got large and enthusiastic crowds out to greet them. However, at the ceremony (and I watched it last night, it was great) Charles looked a bit solemn but nothing out of the ordinary. Cam didn't look happy to be there. Diana was greatly loved by Aussies and so the Twitter sentiments telling 'adulterers to get lost' etc  isn't a surprise to me, actually.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on April 04, 2018, 08:17:42 pm
The crowds may have been large but I can't see anybody being enthusiastic about those two except ardent royalists.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on April 04, 2018, 08:55:02 pm
One is not amused! Hilarious moment a disinterested Camilla flicks through a magazine as she's officially welcomed at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5578395/Camilla-appears-bored-Commonwealth-Games-opening-ceremony-Prince-Charles.html

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/04/16/4AD2872D00000578-5578395-Camilla_Duchess_of_Cornwall_has_been_criticised_for_her_seemingl-a-1_1522856447498.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/04/16/4AD29D1600000578-5578395-image-a-65_1522857305531.jpg


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on April 04, 2018, 09:08:35 pm
I don't think she's going to score points with the Queen for her looking bored and sulky. Maybe she and Charles are having issues and maybe she did not want to do the tour. Seems like passive aggression to me.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on April 04, 2018, 09:19:31 pm
Duchess of Cornwall looks bored during Commonwealth Games ceremony lmao
One is not amused! Duchess of Cornwall appears bored during Commonwealth Games ceremony, flicking through magazine and ignoring official introductions.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1662568/Video-Duchess-Cornwall-looks-bored-Commonwealth-Games-ceremony.html

the video is hilarious!

this comment sums up a lot IMO

Grandpa93, Annapolis-Wandsworth, United States, 8 minutes ago

Camilla never wanted to be Queen or in the public eye. She was happy being the mistress behind the scenes. All Charlie had to do was put a few million pounds in a bank account for Millie--insure her future comfort--and that would have been fine with Millie. She would only have had to see him a couple of times a week, she could live at Ray Mill House, and do what ever she wanted. Charles didn't need a wife to be King. Camilla wasn't going anywhere if he didn't marry her. Now Camilla has to play a role she never wanted---Charles will outlive her.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on April 04, 2018, 09:24:59 pm
I think Camilla wanted most of what Diana had and got it. She coveted the perks, power and bling she could get by being associated with the Prince of Wales. She especially enjoys the free food on appearances and wearing the bling on appearances. When it comes to work, she dislikes it intensely and looks like she is sulking. Charles probably got an earful and the "happy" couple quarreled. Charles got what he deserved. And the thing that sealed the marriage deal for Camilla IMO was when Charles named her as his married mistress, forcing a divorce of the PBs. He could have been a single King or found a "suitable" bride as wife Number 2, but I think he was stuck with Camilla, he also had to prove that theirs was the "great thirty year love story." A shame that he brought Diana into this mess so he could have the heirs. Charles would IMO not have kept her as mistress because he had to "prove" that he was somehow "justified" in cheating on his wife. I do think Camilla is by nature greedy and coveted what Diana had. She probably would have been infuriated if Charles kept her as mistress forever. I think she wanted it all--except doing much work. She also was furious that as mistress she could not sit with Charles at weddings like the one for a Van Cutsem son.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on April 04, 2018, 09:36:22 pm
agree so much with this comment. camilla is actiing like a spoiled 14-years old

Kiwi mum, Christchurch, 1 hour ago

Watching this ceremony live she definitely did look bored and disinterested. When someone officially welcomes you to this ceremony which you¿re a special guest at and while cameras on you surely not hard to acknowledge the welcome with a smile rather than burying your head in the programme. This duty comes with the role she holds. Pretty poor behaviour.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5578395/Camilla-appears-bored-Commonwealth-Games-opening-ceremony-Prince-Charles.html#ixzz5BjoquH5F
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Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 04, 2018, 09:41:45 pm
this tour sure got off to a great start


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Val on April 04, 2018, 10:01:58 pm
So many commenters saying it's the beginning of the end of the Monarchy.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on April 04, 2018, 10:07:16 pm
Camilla is an idiot. She is not well liked so at least try, no?


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Rosella on April 05, 2018, 12:50:02 am
I watched the Commonwealth ceremony live last night and enjoyed it. Camilla did appear off and bored, or sulky. Earlier in the planning for the opening ceremony there were reports here in Aus that Camilla wouldn't be coming. It's well known that she is frightened of flying and especially of long flights and can't stand heat either. So it wasn't surprising that she's foreshortened her trip here and goes home soon. However, it seemed last night that she just couldn't be bothered. I don't know what's the matter with her, but she made no effort to interact or enjoy anything that I could see.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: marion on April 05, 2018, 06:43:02 am
^ Camilla's just frightened of work, full stop.

Their behaviour here is downright rude and ignorant. If Charles wants to be head of the Commonwealth when ER goes he and Camilla had better buck their ideas  up


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: meememe on April 05, 2018, 07:45:58 am
She did a lot of interacting with the people in the Botanic Gardens and at the Children's Hospital.

She flipped through the programme at the wrong time it seems as the cameras found her - probably because the show itself was so off they had to find something to cover to talk about as the ceremony has to be one of the worst of its kind (and I have seen many of them going back into the 70s). It was absolutely dreadful (it made me ashamed to be an Aussie - and that is the consensus from everyone I have spoken to who could be bothered watching it - most couldn't as they 'knew' it would be awful.)


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on April 05, 2018, 08:56:48 am
'Don't believe that c***!' Prince Charles turns the air blue on Australian radio when host ask him if he takes his own personal toilet seat when travelling overseas

    Prince Charles finally discusses whether or not he carries his own toilet seat
    The British heir to the throne was asked about the rumour on Wednesday
    Caught off guard by the question, the Prince of Wales said: 'My own what?'
    Prince Charles, with the help of his wife Camilla, went on to answer the question


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5579833/Prince-Charles-discusses-carrying-toilet-seat-Australia.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sanka on April 05, 2018, 10:22:43 am
I agree with meememe that Camilla did a lot of interacting at the Botanic Gardens and Lady Cilento hospital. The heat and humidity would be unbearable for both C & C coming from a cooler climate.

Unfortunately the media here has not even been referring to Camilla with her title, merely Prince Charles and Camilla as though she is added on to the entourage. It doesn't help also with the comments for a republic by a former Prime Minister and the protests. The hype of the Commonwealth Games has been constant here so I don't blame anyone for switching off, possibly for a brief period during the ceremony. Luckily the royal party didn't have to catch any public transport.

I changed over channels to look at the opening ceremony, cringed and then went back to another TV programme (it was likely I didn't catch the best part/s).


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: meememe on April 05, 2018, 11:23:32 am
Yesterday morning Channel 7, during their morning show, referred to them as the Duke and Duchess (presumably of 'Cornwall) but that wasn't mentioned.



Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on April 05, 2018, 12:04:18 pm
'Don't believe that c***!' Prince Charles turns the air blue on Australian radio when host ask him if he takes his own personal toilet seat when travelling overseas

    Prince Charles finally discusses whether or not he carries his own toilet seat
    The British heir to the throne was asked about the rumour on Wednesday
    Caught off guard by the question, the Prince of Wales said: 'My own what?'
    Prince Charles, with the help of his wife Camilla, went on to answer the question


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5579833/Prince-Charles-discusses-carrying-toilet-seat-Australia.html

Charles does not like books written by people who don't kow tow to him. He needs to contact Penny J. so she can write another CHarles worshipping book. He needed Camilla's "help" to answer the question?! LOL.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Val on April 05, 2018, 12:30:19 pm
Remember a while back a man claimed to be their illegitimate son.  He was farmed out and adopted.  He's the spitting image of Charles.

About a year ago, he warned that he would serve them with a judicial order to demand their DNA so he could prove he's their kid.  If he is correct, and the DNA lines up, This guy could be the rightful heir to the throne because his bio parents legitimated his birth by subsequently marrying each other!  It doesn't matter how long the time frame is.  Maybe their glumness is because that has cropped up again.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on April 05, 2018, 02:44:30 pm
Camilla would be helping that man out if there was any grain of truth;. It would be her ultimate victory to have her "son" be King instead of Charles eldest son with Diana. He was born illegitimate. The later wedding did not legitimize him. I think that would be the end of the royal family if this man took over with Cammie as Queen Mother.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on April 05, 2018, 06:45:41 pm
^ william surely will be relieved and i bet he'll become a happier human being


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on April 05, 2018, 06:47:48 pm
But it would be George who is next. Unless he got the lazy characteristics already.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on April 05, 2018, 06:49:54 pm
i dont doubt he'll be lazy like his mother and dislike protocol and whole institution of monarchy as his father (& paternal grandmother)


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 05, 2018, 06:58:20 pm
The Royal visit to Australia: Day two
https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/royal-visit-australia-day-two


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on April 06, 2018, 12:11:44 am
Fred & Gladys (continued): Camilla goes barefoot on the beach in Australia but Prince Charles keeps his brown suede shoes on

    Duchess of Cornwall took went for a paddle while Charles kept his brogues on
    Royal couple later visited the athletes' village for the Commonwealth Games
    They demonstrated their athletic prowess by playing ping pong and later pool
    Comes after Charles opened the Commonwealth Games on behalf of the Queen


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5583773/Camilla-goes-barefoot-beach-Australia-Prince-Charles-keeps-brown-suede-shoes-on.html

"Fred & Gladys", if that isn't a subtle dig, I don't know what is... :sigh:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Rosella on April 06, 2018, 12:25:45 am
Didn't Charles and Camilla always supposedly call each other Gladys and Fred? Apparently some humorous thing from the Goons, the British radio comedy show of the 1950s that was full of funny voices. Charles thought it was hilarious. I know the newly engaged Diana found a bracelet present to Camilla with G and F on it and thought it referred to their secret names for each other (actually it was supposedly Girl Friday because Camilla was so helpful.) She was very upset.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on April 06, 2018, 12:32:33 am
Fred & Gladys (continued): Camilla goes barefoot on the beach in Australia but Prince Charles keeps his brown suede shoes on

    Duchess of Cornwall took went for a paddle while Charles kept his brogues on
    Royal couple later visited the athletes' village for the Commonwealth Games
    They demonstrated their athletic prowess by playing ping pong and later pool
    Comes after Charles opened the Commonwealth Games on behalf of the Queen


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5583773/Camilla-goes-barefoot-beach-Australia-Prince-Charles-keeps-brown-suede-shoes-on.html

"Fred & Gladys", if that isn't a subtle dig, I don't know what is... :sigh:

Why is she wearing that outfit to the beach?. It looks like one she wore to a Mosque (but is not wearing the head scarf on the beach). The DM even showed close up of her feet. Ick.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on April 06, 2018, 12:53:38 am
^^ Yes, exactly. I think it was a direct dig (actually not all that subtle) at the Di- Chuck- Camz saga, with support towards Di (not to forget the bad press with recent new books, the newly enflamed "Camz titled queen" argument and apparently protests in Oz and ignoring their visit...?).

^ I too thought it would be a good outfit for the Middle East, not Oz. Maybe it's for her a way to kinda cover her body and not be in "unflattering" white (tunic covering the bum which is in white trousers) and the trousers make maybe walking easier, the thighs don't stick together and rub, and the clothing will absorb sweat. Quite practical when I think about it, though yikes, you can thank me for the images my post likely conjures later  :laugh: :shy:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on April 06, 2018, 08:56:25 pm
I think Camilla wanted most of what Diana had and got it. She coveted the perks, power and bling she could get by being associated with the Prince of Wales. She especially enjoys the free food on appearances and wearing the bling on appearances. When it comes to work, she dislikes it intensely and looks like she is sulking. Charles probably got an earful and the "happy" couple quarreled. Charles got what he deserved. And the thing that sealed the marriage deal for Camilla IMO was when Charles named her as his married mistress, forcing a divorce of the PBs. He could have been a single King or found a "suitable" bride as wife Number 2, but I think he was stuck with Camilla, he also had to prove that theirs was the "great thirty year love story." A shame that he brought Diana into this mess so he could have the heirs. Charles would IMO not have kept her as mistress because he had to "prove" that he was somehow "justified" in cheating on his wife. I do think Camilla is by nature greedy and coveted what Diana had. She probably would have been infuriated if Charles kept her as mistress forever. I think she wanted it all--except doing much work. She also was furious that as mistress she could not sit with Charles at weddings like the one for a Van Cutsem son.

Cammie seems to always get whatever she wants regardless of who or many it hurts. She really is a piece of work and imo she is the reason we have Waity and MEggles now.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on April 07, 2018, 06:20:13 am
Charles is calling the USA an outpost?   Well, buddy, enjoy your new daughter-in-law!!!!   LOL!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5390627/Prince-Charles-makes-dig-Trump-climate-change.html

 :P

Part of me thinks he's just tolerating the new dil, so...


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on April 07, 2018, 12:22:09 pm
Charles needs to look at his own life and look at the woman he's with before he gets judgmental about Meghan. IMO. Maybe Charles should move to another "outpost" (I don't want him in the US) and get lost.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: lesken on April 11, 2018, 08:31:40 pm
I was in Greece on a tour day with Australians and they were adamant that they don't want Charles as head of Commonwealth or Monarch. So maybe Cammi knows the feelings against them by the public. She is dreadful looking.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on April 11, 2018, 10:00:47 pm
^ both of them look as old as philip... what the Australians you met think of having the queen as head of state?


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: lesken on April 12, 2018, 02:53:21 pm
They love the Queen. I asked why they don't get rid of the Monarchy and the answer was there is no good person to lead them. So now is not the time and especially with the Queen still alive. But they were adamant about not having Charles. They were a combination of teachers, charity workers, etc. Very nice educated women. There were no men on that tour group.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 07, 2018, 10:11:59 pm
Doctor from Nice attack praises Charles and Camilla’s ‘extraordinary empathy’
The first doctors on the scene of the Nice Terror Attack have spoken of Prince Charles and Camilla’s “extraordinary empathy” after they visited a memorial in the city.

Dr Daniele Navarro and his wife, Nathalie, were the only first aiders present for 15 minutes as people, including children, screamed at them for help.

Mrs Navarro said Camilla spoke to them “with heart” and “great sincerity”, and praised the kindness of the couple who spoke to the families of victims on Monday.http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/doctor-from-nice-attack-praises-charles-and-camillas-extraordinary-empathy-11364269221017


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Little light on May 07, 2018, 11:21:22 pm
Prince Charles, Camilla and their wonderful 'empathy' is not a word I would use to describe them.

Camilla showed no empathy towards Diana, and PC used her as a brood mare, then discarded her. If he'd had any empathy, then he'd never have used his wife in the first place. She was useful, from a good family and expendable.

He was selfish, self centred, self pitying and indifferent to his wife. They were fundamentally opposite in nature, I think, but I doubt he showed empathy towards her.


Another fluff piece written by a brown-nosed journalist in need of another story in future.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 08, 2018, 12:21:01 am
Camilla's tight blue dress with no foundation garments. How was she allowed to go out in that hideous outfit. It's amazing how Charles used to trash what Diana was wearing and now he shows up with embarrassingly dressed Camilla.

Camilla and Charles' empathy is for themselves. Camilla applauded and encouraged Charles' bad treatment of Diana telling him to ignore "that ridiculous creature" (in a letter than got into the public domain).


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 08, 2018, 07:51:19 pm
Duchess of Cornwall reveals her domestic violence campaign was inspired by her FRIENDS as she meets victims in a refuge centre in Lyon

    Prince Charles, 69, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 70, arrived in Lyon today
    Couple paid their respects to fallen servicemen at a VE Day Commemoration
    Later sampled wine, cheese, chocolate and charcuterie at a local food market
    The couple kicked off their five-day tour of France and Greece in Nice yesterday


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5702965/Charles-Camilla-attend-VE-Day-Commemorations-Lyon.html

Spiffy. Cammie in aid of abused women. Somehow she neglects to mention the abuse she inflicted on her married lover's wife. "inspired by her friends".. hmm...


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 08, 2018, 08:21:27 pm
What friends?

Penny Junor perhaps.

She aided and abetted Charles in his emotional abuse of Diana. She also told Charles in a letter that came in the public domain to ignore "that ridiculous creature." What a fake and phony the woman is.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on May 09, 2018, 03:47:37 am
Cammie, Waity and MEggles have much in common.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: leogirl on May 09, 2018, 05:43:57 am
 bignono  :angry:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 10, 2018, 07:55:18 pm
Prince of Wales kisses an icon of Christ in Athens - as Greek Archbishop welcomes him to the 'land of his ancestors' in a nod to the Duke of Edinburgh

    Charles and Camilla currently on a five-day royal tour of France and Greece
    On Thursday the couple tried out local specialities in Kapnikarea, Athens
    They spent last night at a glittering banquet at the presidential mansion nearby
    Tour has already taken Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to Nice, Lyon


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5712927/Charles-Camilla-sample-local-delicacies-Athens.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 10, 2018, 11:17:54 pm
Charles pointing, Camilla scarfs down free food and drink. I think she must be "teasing" Charles sticking the flower right under his nose. Maybe she's trying to annoy him deliberately. I wish the QUeen could send other reps besides these two.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on May 11, 2018, 03:13:51 am
Anytime there is food, Cams is stuffing her face. Disgusting.



Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 11, 2018, 03:03:29 pm
She looks at free food more affectionately than she ever looked at Charles. She keeps pointing the the pastries and then scarfs them down. She does not know how to behave in public.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 11, 2018, 09:41:20 pm
^^^ & ^^ That's unkind, can you blame them? Pensioneers, old frail parents, death duty will hit them any day, one son's married to a shopaholic with a bunch of sprogs, the other about to marry a user, heating's getting more and more expensive and their home, BP, is in dire need of repairs with a leaky roof and mummy Liz officially dipped into her last millions. It is very hard for them, you know!
Oh, wait hold on a sec...

It's really more astonishing a thunderbolt didn't hit Chuckles when he kissed the icon. Wonders do exist!

I am a bit jealous of the coffee Camz is drinking there, it looks delicious and more like some modern iced variety with a splat of cream than the traditional mocha Greek coffee.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 11, 2018, 11:55:49 pm
Charles isn't worried he can still send jets back to bring items he forgot on his trip and helicopter places. Camilla is still getting her hair treatments and outfits. I think Charles will have a huge 70th birthday extravaganza at the end of the year.

Charles and Camilla's outfits during that Greek dance were wildly out of place. She wore that pants outfit and he had his Edwardian suit on.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 14, 2018, 06:17:03 pm
The countdown is on! Windswept Prince Charles and Camilla arrive at Kensington Palace via helicopter following their Greece visit – days before Harry and Meghan’s wedding

    Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived at Kensington Palace today
    Arrived via helicopter following their five day tour of Greece last week
    Were met by several members of staff who helped them with their luggage


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5727537/Prince-Charles-Camilla-arrive-Kensington-Palace-helicopter.html



Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 14, 2018, 07:03:37 pm
Camilla looks older than the Queen and so unkempt. It's like she has a hangover. Charles wears that blue Edwardian suit all the time.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on May 15, 2018, 03:04:11 am
I can't decide if Chucky has a million of the same suit or just the one he wears when he's not wearing that wrinkled nasty looking light colored suit.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 15, 2018, 03:10:15 am
Camilla dresses like a bag lady and Charles dresses like an Edwardian fop.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 17, 2018, 02:10:12 pm
Meet the in-laws? Charles and Camilla leave Kensington Palace by helicopter after Meghan's mother spends the night there ahead of meeting with the Queen

    Doria Ragland has spent the night at Kensington Palace after arriving in the UK
    Prince Charles and Camilla drove to Harry's home before Staffordshire visit 
    Over the next 24 hours she will meet the Queen and the rest of the royal family
    Doria will stay at the palace until Friday before heading to Cliveden House
    She is favourite to walk her daughter down the aisle after her father's withdrawal


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5739399/Meghans-mother-spends-night-Kensington-Palace-reunited-daughter.html


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/17/12/4C5A658500000578-5739473-image-m-52_1526556272799.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/17/12/4C5A65A000000578-5739399-image-m-68_1526558150050.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/05/17/13/4C5A498100000578-5739399-image-a-72_1526558714550.jpg


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 17, 2018, 02:20:27 pm
Camilla is the step mother in law, she did not give birth to harry nor had a part in raising him. The media is sick to push that woman as the "in law." She's Harry's father's second wife and his stepmother.



Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 17, 2018, 03:42:29 pm
Camilla is still an in-law though. Definitely the stepmother, but thusly the "stepmother-in-law".  :sigh:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 17, 2018, 11:43:16 pm
Some tabs call her mother in law which she isn't but step mother in law.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: windsor2 on May 26, 2018, 02:00:22 am
Charles and Camilla turn into YouTube stars! Royals team up with 'super vloggers' to record video blogs in the hope of winning a new generation of fans
Quote
No, not the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, but ‘super vloggers’ Joe ‘Thatcher’ Sugg – younger brother of internet star Zoella – and ‘Sprinkle of Glitter’, also known as Louise Pentland, who posts about motherhood and beauty.
Now they have teamed up with Charles and Camilla to shoot two new clips, which will be posted on the video-sharing platform YouTube in the hope of winning a younger generation of royal fans.
While they already have a social media presence – Charles joined Twitter in 2010, and the official @ClarenceHouse Twitter account has more than 757,000 followers as well as 300,000 fans on Instagram – the accounts are run by staff, and their followers pale into insignificance compared to Sugg’s and Pentland’s. Sugg, 26, created his ‘ThatcherJoe’ channel in 2011 and has more than eight million subscribers, with his videos having been watched around a billion times.
His videos consist of pranks, challenges and impressions – but his moniker comes from the fact he is also a trained thatcher.
A Clarence House aide said the prince, who trod the boards in his youth, was keen to use his vlog to explore ways of working with young ‘influencers’ – or social media stars – to ‘put out positive messages’. He and Sugg are both filmed thatching on a studio set as the royal promotes his Prince’s Foundation, which aims to protect and spread the popularity of traditional arts.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5773473/Charles-Camilla-turn-YouTube-stars.html#ixzz5GZ4CB6m5


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on May 26, 2018, 02:30:32 am
To me this is downright sickening. SO do they in their wildest dreams think they will be a hit with young people. He looks like an old fogey in his Edwardian suits and he tries to play the loveable codger and she is very awkward and her manners leave something to be desired. Young people would think who are these old people? Charles needs to tone it down, for him less is more. IMO.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on May 26, 2018, 12:58:02 pm
I cannot stand these vloggers and their tripe. And I cannot stand to what these twts are all invited to, like interview presidents and the like. wtf! Why aren't "reality stars" like TOWIE and the Chelsea crowd given the same opportunity? :ick: "Influencers", yeah influencing me to not buy things and brands and switch off.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 29, 2018, 09:25:06 am
Old article I came across re Laurens van der Post, chucky´s mentor/guru.  Never seen it before, it is from 2001.  Quite interesting read, obviously a good match for chucky.  Why was a South African an adviser to the heir to the throne and the Prime Minister?  Nothing against South Africans, at all, just seems strange to me.  Seems he was also a great support to Maggie Thatcher during the Falklands War.


Secret life of royal guru revealed
Laurens van der Post, revered by Margaret Thatcher and Prince Charles, hid the fact he fathered a child with a girl of 14


'It is an extraordinary story,' says Jones. 'He did not have a drop of British blood in his veins and yet he grew up to become an adviser to the heir to the throne and a Prime Minister.'

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/feb/04/uk.vanessathorpe?CMP=share_btn_fb


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Val on May 29, 2018, 01:54:41 pm
^^^

They get it so wrong, people want a king that they can respect not someone acting like the village idiot.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on May 31, 2018, 02:49:14 pm
^ I've got a theory on PC, but I'm putting it private.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on June 01, 2018, 09:14:28 pm
Hmmmm


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 05, 2018, 09:05:13 pm
Charles and Camilla host Buckingham Palace garden party
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfuYLrxpVv4


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: windsor2 on June 07, 2018, 01:48:10 am
Prince Charles is asked to give a witness statement to inquiry into alleged paedophile bishop who he knew and exchanged letters with

'If this means calling Prince Charles and other prominent establishment figures as witnesses then the inquiry should do so without fear or favour.'

A spokesman for Charles said: 'IICSA has asked The Prince of Wales if he can help the part of their Inquiry that deals with Mr Peter Ball.

'Whilst the prince has made it clear that he was unaware of the extent of Mr Ball's behaviour, he has indicated that he is more than willing to provide context on his contact with Mr Ball, as his former local bishop, if that would help the inquiry.'
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5814005/Prince-Charles-asked-witness-statement-inquiry-alleged paedophile-bishop.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 07, 2018, 05:05:23 am
^Yikes!


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 07, 2018, 02:48:16 pm
'Whilst the prince has made it clear that he was unaware of the extent of Mr Ball's behaviour, he has indicated that he is more than willing to provide context on his contact with Mr Ball, as his former local bishop, if that would help the inquiry.'

That reads like he knew, just not how bad it was.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on June 07, 2018, 11:49:57 pm
If it comes out that he knew, it's going to be bad.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on June 08, 2018, 01:30:34 pm
Charles will have a hissy fit over being criticized and double the army of his spin doctors. IMO.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 08, 2018, 03:55:23 pm
Camilla reveals she was moved to tears by nine-year-old's short story about his grandmother's death - after arriving at a creative writing contest event in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Duchess of Cornwall was hosting final of 500 Words creative writing contest
    Camilla, 70, looked in high spirits at the event, opting for chic white dress
    Youngsters from all around the country were invited to attend the event
    She admitted she shed a tear after listening to story by Fionn McCann 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5821057/Camilla-urges-children-never-say-no-adventures-creative-writing-event-Hampton-Court.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on June 08, 2018, 04:34:46 pm
Camilla's campaign is about as subtle as a sledge hammer. IMO. Pushing her on the public again. Her skirt is too short and it rides up when she's in the car. Ick.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on June 08, 2018, 09:38:27 pm
Cams is really pushing it. Shorter skirt, crossing her legs the other day. :bat:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 16, 2018, 04:58:57 pm
One's driving a Tesla! Prince Charles wants luxury electric car for royal fleet after befriending Elon Musk's brother

    Prince hosted Tesla board member Kimbal Musk and his fiancée in Scotland
    During the gathering he test drove an electric £73,350 black Tesla Model S
    He wants to make Royal Family's car collection eco-friendly buy buying one

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5850967/Prince-Wales-preparing-add-electric-car-royal-fleet.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on June 17, 2018, 03:34:03 am
Chucky wants a lot of stuff.  :angry:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 21, 2018, 06:34:37 pm
Happy birthday HRH! Clarence House shares sweet throwback snap of Prince William as a baby with Charles as he turns 36

    Royal family led the well-wishes as Prince William turned 36 on Thursday
    Clarence House posted a touching photo of Prince Charles with his son as a baby
    Kensington Palace and the Royal Family Twitter account also shared photos
    The Duke of Cambridge spent the morning at an event with the Prime Minister

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5869837/Prince-Williams-36th-birthday-sweet-throwback-snap-Charles.html

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/21/15/4D7BD2A600000578-5869837-image-a-73_1529590147225.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/06/21/17/4D7B936500000578-5869837-The_image_was_shared_with_the_caption_Happy_36th_Birthday_to_The-a-12_1529599748803.jpg

Everyone posted sth nice for Father's Day, BP, CH etc for Phi, Chuck and I think also Andy & Ed, only dead silence from KP, no word on Bill or wishing Chuck a happy F's Day. The Cambs and shoddy KP (and Haz too), I don't know wtf they are doing.

The Cambs may have some bit of positivity PR wise thanks to H&M, better to use that and not continue with their same old lame bs silence and ignorance tactic. :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on June 21, 2018, 07:49:05 pm
 Why not show his mother holding him too? Weird.
I don't think better of the Cambridges since Meghan came along. It is immaterial, they are still workshy though Will is making an effort now or appears to be.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 21, 2018, 08:05:39 pm
^ Why his mother? It's from his dad('s office) for Will's b'day and also one for Father's day. I think you mean Diana, and had he used a pic with Diana Chuck and his staff would be criticized for using her (true), bring up the past etc. His dad wished him a happy bday and his dad commemorated Father's Day, so there's with the best of faith no reason to bring any mum in..


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on June 21, 2018, 08:32:40 pm
I thought it was for William's birthday.

William had two parents. I think it was creepy for the mother to be airbrushed out. She was sitting next to Charles and holding toy keys to play with William. I wonder what Kate thinks seeing how the mother of royal children can be airbrushed. At least he did not put Camilla in a pic with William. Charles and his staff are getting criticized in the comments section.

He should have chosen a photo of the two together after Diana died. Instead of taking her out of a photo of the three of them.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on June 21, 2018, 08:45:00 pm
^ Yeah but it's not like you can see Diana in any way in that pic. I still think this is perfectly fine. With Diana in the pic, it's not just using her, it's in a sense wishing him a happy bday publicly in her name too, and that's not possible.

Good point on the mother (i.e. married-in) being so easily brushed out. Good question, does it even occur to K and M as well that this is so easily done and that the crown comes before any of them and married-ins are always first to be shoved off... You give birth, you do everything for that child (children!) and they don't give one single fck about you. That's quite a slap in the face, to put it mildly.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 04, 2018, 04:28:36 pm
'My grandchildren are rather addicted to it': Duchess of Cornwall Camilla reveals the number one condiment she can't live without... as she appears on MasterChef with Prince Charles

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5917379/Duchess-Cornwall-Camilla-reveals-number-one-condiment-live-without.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on July 04, 2018, 08:11:55 pm
Not a great thing for Prince Charles and Camilla to do going "show biz" on a TV cooking show. The Queen never did anything like that. I hope CHarles does not continue the cutesy TV show appearances when he's King.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 04, 2018, 08:29:43 pm
Lizzie attended a fashion show with Anna Wintour. They've all lost it... Some more, some less, but all of them to a degree


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on July 04, 2018, 09:20:28 pm
You're right. But a fashion show is somewhat less embarrassing. Charles seems to be channeling his daughter in law and laughs like a hyena in some of the photos.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: meememe on July 05, 2018, 01:20:46 am
The point of this event was to promote the Royal Flying Service and to showcase Australian food, especially indigenous dishes. By having the contestants on this very popular show cater the reception gave promotion to a very important aspect of the Australian health service - the Royal Flying Doctors.

They royals have been doing different types of TV appearances in different ways for decades now - fashion shows, weather shows, interviews etc so why be critical of the organises of the reception using a popular local cooking show for using them for the catering and then having Charles show an interest in what they produced. They could have just had them to the cooking and now meet Charles I suppose - but that isn't the way the royals actually do things. One of the contestant's mother actually cooked Charles' birthday cake a few years ago as well.

I watched the show and the emphasis was, as usual, on the contestants and what they were producing. Yes there was the interview with Camilla that was filmed back in April - and was regarded as an official engagement as it was in the Court Circular so approved by Her Majesty - and then the reception for the RFDS was held while Charles was in the NT with shots of his arrival, some scenes of him talking to people at the reception while the food was served and then him having a chat about what the dishes actually contained before meeting the contestants and thanking them for their working and wishes them all the best. In a show of about 90 minutes duration Charles and Camilla were probably on screen for less than 10 minutes of it.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on July 05, 2018, 03:00:46 am
You're right. But a fashion show is somewhat less embarrassing. Charles seems to be channeling his daughter in law and laughs like a hyena in some of the photos.

When he does that I think he's trying to be a lovable old fella. It will never work. :angry:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on July 05, 2018, 01:37:16 pm
His making faces apparently shows him trying to play the loveable old codger. And Camilla talking about what Charles likes to eat is absurd. Michael Fawcett is in charge of the household and gives the cooks the menus. Camilla has her own place and food is probably shipped to her there and the servants cook it for her. The "normal" spin of these too is a big joke.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on July 05, 2018, 03:53:25 pm
Did he shriek at cling film again?


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 05, 2018, 04:49:49 pm
^ lmao
It's too common! Argh!


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on July 17, 2018, 03:10:00 pm
Happy birthday Camilla! Duchess of Cornwall blows out candles on a delicious-looking cake as she celebrates her 71st birthday with Prince Charles on the Scilly Isles

    The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her 71st birthday today - and arrived on the Scilly Isles as their annual tour of Britain's South-West continues
    The pair hopped over to the westerly isles this morning, with a colourful birthday bouquet - and a tasty-looking cake - awaiting a smiling Camilla when she arrived
    Hundreds of islanders lined the street to greet the pair, with Charles taking time to stroke a cute brown dog he spotted during a walkabout
    This afternoon, the couple took a boat to nearby St Martin's Island
    Yesterday, Charles and Camilla were in Fowey, Cornwall, where the Prince, 70, admitted he's a fan of BBC period drama Poldark, which is filmed close by

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5962135/Camilla-celebrates-71st-birthday-Prince-Charles-Scilly-Isles.html

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/12/4E57250500000578-5962135-image-m-29_1531826148310.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/12/4E57214200000578-5962135-image-m-37_1531826404653.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/12/4E57290700000578-5962135-image-m-38_1531826432285.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/12/4E57250100000578-5962135-image-m-39_1531826467606.jpg


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on July 17, 2018, 03:15:37 pm
Camilla gawking at cameras Charles trying to play the "fun" old codger. Same old Same old. Charles looks too goofy.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Little light on July 17, 2018, 04:20:19 pm
Camilla looks very old in that last photo. I know someone who's 90 next month and looks like she's in her 60s. (I was shocked when I found out how old she is going to be- she looks fabulous).


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on July 17, 2018, 04:23:02 pm
Charles needs to tone down the goofiness in his appearances. He looks ridiculous. He did not even do this when he was in his twenties and thirties. I don't know if some adviser advised him to play a fun codger but he needs to tone it down.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on July 17, 2018, 07:24:05 pm
Happy birthday Camilla! Duchess of Cornwall blows out candles on a delicious-looking cake as she celebrates her 71st birthday with Prince Charles on the Scilly Isles

    The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her 71st birthday today - and arrived on the Scilly Isles as their annual tour of Britain's South-West continues
    The pair hopped over to the westerly isles this morning, with a colourful birthday bouquet - and a tasty-looking cake - awaiting a smiling Camilla when she arrived
    Hundreds of islanders lined the street to greet the pair, with Charles taking time to stroke a cute brown dog he spotted during a walkabout
    This afternoon, the couple took a boat to nearby St Martin's Island
    Yesterday, Charles and Camilla were in Fowey, Cornwall, where the Prince, 70, admitted he's a fan of BBC period drama Poldark, which is filmed close by

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5962135/Camilla-celebrates-71st-birthday-Prince-Charles-Scilly-Isles.html

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/12/4E57250500000578-5962135-image-m-29_1531826148310.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/12/4E57214200000578-5962135-image-m-37_1531826404653.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/12/4E57290700000578-5962135-image-m-38_1531826432285.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/12/4E57250100000578-5962135-image-m-39_1531826467606.jpg
Both of them look 90 here


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on July 20, 2018, 07:30:29 pm
Unseen photo of Prince of Wales cradling baby George is among 'very personal' exhibition of more than 100 artworks curated by Charles for Buckingham Palace summer opening
-Charles chose pieces from private family paintings and photos, Royal Collection art and work by up-and-coming artists for Prince and Patron show, to mark his 70th birthday year
-One highlight is Napoleon Bonaparte's red felt hooded cloak - taken from Bonaparte's baggage train immediately after Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and given to future George IV
-Exhibition also features Islamic-inspired artwork and other traditions from the Middle East
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5974225/Prince-Charles-selects-100-artworks-Buckingham-Palace-summer-opening.html?login#readerCommentsCommand-message-field

Another photoshopped of charles with william and george?
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/20/14/4E6FD7E900000578-0-image-a-12_1532093614919.jpg


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Little light on July 20, 2018, 08:56:24 pm
It certainly looks like it. PC’s Hand doesn’t look correct. Either the angle or the wrong colour. (We have the same problem in our family), but George himself doesn’t look right.

The shadow the doll, that what it looks like to me, is wrong and fuzzy when compared to the clean lines of the rest of the photo.

And you’d think he’d be smiling too, with a new grandson in his arms. Not that half smile of his.

And wouldn’t you want a photo of a new family member with that baby being awake?


It’s funny. I didn’t notice it before, being too busy to see if Camz was in the photo or not. I never noticed the inconsistencies in the photo itself.

Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on July 20, 2018, 10:52:46 pm
He now has three grandchildren. Wouldn't he have had a portrait done with his first granddaughter Charlotte as well?  Will looks younger and has more hair than at the time George was born. Charles has a weird look on his face. Thankfully Camz was not in the photo.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on July 21, 2018, 12:47:54 am
looks like charles and william were photoshopped in the same pic - my 2 cents

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/20/22/4E71700200000578-0-image-m-5_1532121033636.jpg


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kins on July 21, 2018, 02:50:02 pm
^Agree. And poorly done photo shop as well. It looks as though PC is in mid-sentence with the way his mouth is and his right hand seems to be mid-gesture. Just a weird looking photo. If it isn't photo shopped, then maybe it is the work of our exceptional royal photographer, Kate.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on July 21, 2018, 05:08:46 pm
No, they've not been photoshopped in, but it's a filtered photograph of a photograph and Charles is talking as the pic is being taken, and William is looking at the same person, and the baby is almost asleep, but not quite and is looking at Charles' hand as he's drifting off.  It's not an official pic, it's clearly a private one and not set up to be official.

 


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on July 21, 2018, 08:51:28 pm
Certainly is one of the odder pictures I've seen. My opinion is it's badly photo shopped.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on July 21, 2018, 11:19:29 pm
^ agree. it looks like a photomontage to me... like the one charles released when george was a baby... a obvious bad job


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on July 22, 2018, 12:05:46 am
Charles has such a weird look on his face, WIlliam looks a lot younger than he was when George was born. Clearly IMO photoshopped and badly.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Val on July 22, 2018, 09:39:12 am
Confirmed by insiders to be definitely photoshopped to offset the criticism and comments saying Chaz never sees the children.  Badly and quickly cobbled together as instructed by hopeless PR team.




Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: india on July 22, 2018, 02:34:38 pm
There is a valid reason why he doesn't see his so called grandchildren. All explained in Members Only section.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: marion on July 22, 2018, 02:46:07 pm
The RF's PR is sooooo obvious. They must be reading RG and others like it


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Val on July 22, 2018, 02:53:31 pm
^

- and immediately reacting by throwing out some very obvious and crass PR.
The public are not deceived however.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: deGuernsey on July 22, 2018, 03:43:37 pm
^I hope they do.  :cookie: :hi: :hi: :hi:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 23, 2018, 11:01:52 am
Bit late in the day to throw out "photos" of chucky and any of the sprogs.  He couldn´t even be bothered with sprog I several years ago at a polo match, just ignored him as if he wasn´t there. All put out for pr when they cobble these photos together.  Yet he is seen in various places with camzilla and relating with her grandchildren.  Speaks for itself really.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: india on July 23, 2018, 11:38:51 am
The facade of this situation is totally crumbling


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on September 03, 2018, 11:50:52 am
From Sussex thread about Camilla sponsoring rescue dogs. If only she had been kind to some people ages ago. Don't like the woman, she has to play the 'kind' woman but I think she is totally out for herself.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on September 03, 2018, 04:09:57 pm
Actually, I researched a fair amount on her and what she does and the one thing anyone could say good about her that is genuine is that she cares for animals.  Rescues dogs that on film show HER love - so there’s clearly a bond.  Not even she is able to make dogs fake attachment to her.



Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on September 03, 2018, 08:56:13 pm
If only she cared for some individuals the way she allegedly cares for dogs. Even her ex husband was called "it" by Camilla. She is out for Number One. IMO.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Little light on September 03, 2018, 09:01:02 pm
She called her ex-husband ‘it?!’

How did I miss this? Absolutely astounded by her remark. It’s the kind of thing an abuser would call their victim.

Truly shocked.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 03, 2018, 09:20:35 pm
APB is lucky he was wise enough to share his wife so willingly; however unfaithful he was, at least he knows what can happen to him if he ever comments about Charles. I do realize that for all his messing around, I wonder what kind of person Camilla really is since it's not clear that she had any men interested in turning her into a wife of their own. Odd since she had so many boyfriends, she might have done better than APB.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on September 03, 2018, 09:23:45 pm
One of her exes (pre APB) became a banker. Maybe he would have been a better match but apparently they just had a fling and he did not propose to her.

And Camilla also told her lover Charles that APB looked like a "stuffed stoat" in the tapes.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 03, 2018, 09:29:38 pm
You know, take away the posh connections and you have a woman who belonged more in a brothel, not a country estate. She had no respect for herself and no respect for anything. All that disgusting smoking, drinking, and unwillingness to care for herself. She is truly disgusting and probably loaded with enough disease to be considered a Level-4 bio-hazard.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on September 04, 2018, 12:58:28 am
^^Yet she laid down and had kids with him.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on September 05, 2018, 03:24:54 am
At least she and Chucky didn't have any. Can you imagine how they would look?  :shy:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Sheridan_is_appalled on September 05, 2018, 03:29:11 am
With faces only a zookeeper could love.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kins on September 05, 2018, 01:55:15 pm
^Choked with laughter while drinking my coffee  :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on September 05, 2018, 02:19:08 pm
At least she and Chucky didn't have any. Can you imagine how they would look?  :shy:

They would probably have the outsized ears and look like Tom.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on September 05, 2018, 07:44:24 pm
^^^I can't breath!!!!
https://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/654/531/3531654.gif (https://s3media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/654/531/3531654.gif)


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on October 02, 2018, 11:23:58 am
'People don't understand what duty means': Prince Charles reflects on the responsibility of being a royal - and claims only those 'brought up' in the same way can appreciate how he feels

    Prince Charles, 69, has explained the sense of 'duty' he feels as a royal
    Charles said it is about 'minding what happens' in the UK and commonwealth
    He believes people don't understand the duty unless 'brought up' with it
    Comments are made in the second part of ITV documentary Queen of the World

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6227903/Prince-Charles-says-duty-minding-happens-country-hes-king.html

Cry me a river.
Does he understand "average Joe & Jane"? Boohoo no one understands him, and yet those who fund his life(style) and privilege are supposed to feel sorry for him and his lot, who have it so so unbearably hard!


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Rosella on October 02, 2018, 12:17:41 pm
Charles has always had a huge streak of self-pity in his persona though. Even when he was a teenager he moaned about his sufferings at school, and later he could never understand why the public preferred Diana to him.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on October 02, 2018, 02:16:51 pm
'People don't understand what duty means': Prince Charles reflects on the responsibility of being a royal - and claims only those 'brought up' in the same way can appreciate how he feels

    Prince Charles, 69, has explained the sense of 'duty' he feels as a royal
    Charles said it is about 'minding what happens' in the UK and commonwealth
    He believes people don't understand the duty unless 'brought up' with it
    Comments are made in the second part of ITV documentary Queen of the World

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6227903/Prince-Charles-says-duty-minding-happens-country-hes-king.html

Cry me a river.
Does he understand "average Joe & Jane"? Boohoo no one understands him, and yet those who fund his life(style) and privilege are supposed to feel sorry for him and his lot, who have it so so unbearably hard!

Pompous and Self pitying all at the same time. He does not know when to shut up. He only got where he is today because he was born first.

He gets tons of privileges for all the "difficult" work.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2018, 04:46:09 am
Quote
'People don't understand what duty means': Prince Charles reflects on the responsibility of being a royal - and claims only those 'brought up' in the same way can appreciate how he feels

    Prince Charles, 69, has explained the sense of 'duty' he feels as a royal
    Charles said it is about 'minding what happens' in the UK and commonwealth
    He believes people don't understand the duty unless 'brought up' with it
    Comments are made in the second part of ITV documentary Queen of the World
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6227903/Prince-Charles-says-duty-minding-happens-country-hes-king.html
Cry me a river.
Does he understand "average Joe & Jane"? Boohoo no one understands him, and yet those who fund his life(style) and privilege are supposed to feel sorry for him and his lot, who have it so so unbearably hard!

His sons were brought up in privilege and Charles can't seem to have raised them to understand duty. I wonder how he thinks of how his sons and their consorts slack off.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on October 05, 2018, 02:43:54 pm
Charles' priorities were messed up. He put Camilla first. And for some reason he just let Will and Harry do as they pleased and gave too much leeway to Will (who partied and clubbed throughout his twenties and beyond)


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2018, 02:56:32 pm
I don't blame Charles for William's laziness; William clearly isn't interested in working and isn't interested in anyone other than his own gratification. Most young men would get tired of the BS and want to settle into life beyond partying and just want to basically live life as they've chosen it or mapped out for themselves.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on October 05, 2018, 04:04:37 pm
Will is lazy. But the Queen and Prince Charles should have required William to work even during the University years. He would only get the perks if he did the work. Will got to avoid the work, get fake jobs, and idle time away. But yes, after a while, it is all on William. He should have only gotten lavish vacations and parties if he earned them by working. he also married an enabler who dislikes work more than he does.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2018, 05:12:16 pm
HM and Charles are both workhorses who took it for granted that they would spend their lives working for the monarchy and nation, so they just stepped into duties at an early age and this is the only life they knew, or care to know. Privileged and elitist, but at least they don't try to change their life and expect others to sacrifice for them. William instead took the view that his life was mapped out and decided to basically not take any pride on how he presented himself on the world stage. He threw his best years away and chose to mooch around and regrettably HM and Charles found it unfathomable that he would in fact not wish to do appearances.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Demeter on October 05, 2018, 05:14:38 pm
^ And, IMHO, did precious little to correct him or bring him into line in any way that had discernible results when it would have been possible, as in his adolescence.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2018, 05:33:37 pm
I find that aspect interesting. IN Saudi Arabia, King Salman executed a young prince from the newer generation, to set the example that no one was above the law. By law, I think it means both civil and tribal law. NO young royal in these countries DARES not do their part and I am surprised HM and Charles let William challenge them on a constant basis. It is in fact a challenge that William refuses to do his part and only very sullenly does appearances at court at HM's behest. For some reason, HM sits and lets William and Kate challenge her time and time again, letting them get away with it. Meanwhile Charles clearly has no idea how to handle his sons since he NEVER would have married anyone he bonked during his uni years and he never would have married an actress.

I don't blame Charles though; this is all on William and his choices, not Charles. William could have enjoyed having a life mapped out and could have done work for the Prince's Trust and easily met someone solid and decent and lived a great life. Instead he screwed it up because he bought the press hype that he knew better than his own Sovereign and easily thought he could play with fire (date and let Kate into his life more and more ) and not get burned. Stupid idiot. I don't blame Charles for William's selfish idiocy and his selfish determination to basically screw up his life beyond repair.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Demeter on October 05, 2018, 06:34:28 pm
^ I don't blame Charles or HM or Diana. He's had plenty of space and time to grow and make more choices rooted in genuine service to the people. He has not chosen to do so, and one cannot blame their elders forever for their own shortcomings. In the end, we all have to own our shortcomings, our choices, and what we choose to do with whatever measure of potential we have. It is worthy of comment, imho, when someone in the public sphere has a great deal of potential and chooses to coast through life.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on October 06, 2018, 04:11:27 am
As usual he probably blames their mother.  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Demeter on October 06, 2018, 04:09:25 pm
^ Oh, sure, it's easy to blame the dead. It absolves anyone of the need to reflect and take responsibility for their own actions, or assign responsibility properly for the actions of another to that person.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: lesken on October 14, 2018, 10:18:27 pm
As far as how his and Cami kids would look.... I have seen ugly people have cute kids and good looking people have average kids. So who knows? But if they resembled them....OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on October 21, 2018, 11:50:54 am
Heir B&B! Prince Charles creates a luxury bed and breakfast at Granny’s beloved Highland retreat

    Prince converting stables and granary at Castle of Mey into luxury guest rooms
    Charles being given weekly briefings ahead of the scheduled opening next April
    Accommodation will have eco-heating and use local materials and craftsmen

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299115/Heir-B-B-Prince-Charles-creates-luxury-bed-breakfast-Grannys-beloved-Highland-retreat.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: windsor2 on October 21, 2018, 10:01:58 pm
Prince Charles irks Australians with 'travelling yeoman' entourage as republican activists slam cost of him 'bringing butlers and valets' on visit earlier this year
Prince Charles has annoyed Australians by bringing along a 'travelling yeoman' as part of a 13-strong entourage during a trip in March and April this year, which led to a bill of more than £160,000.
However, royalists would note that the travelling yeoman fulfils the important role of ensuring 'the right clothes are in the right place at all times' - a must for a trip with numerous different engagements.
But critics were unconvinced, with Michael Cooney of the Australian Republic Movement saying the Australian government should be spending their money on supporting farmers suffering from drought.
'The Government should explain to drought stricken Dubbo farmers why we could afford to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars before Prince Charles had even arrived in Australia,' he told News.com.
'Prince Harry may carry his own bag but the next King of Australia has more staff than a VIP plane can carry.'
Despite claims of extravagance, Prince Charles and Camilla had actually shrunk the size of their entourage, which stood at 18 during an earlier visit in 2012.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6300641/Prince-Charles-irks-Australians-travelling-yeoman-entourage.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on October 21, 2018, 11:25:35 pm
Despite his fuddy duddy looks Charles spends money like water mostly on himself. Stephen Barry his valet from the seventies and early eighties noted Charles precious lifestyle Barry had to lay out Charles bath towel just so when Charles stepped out of the tub.I think he pays Fawcett megabucks also.

I read that Camilla does not come cheap. With much upkeep.

He may be the new Sun King.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on October 22, 2018, 07:19:29 pm
Quote
Heir B&B! Prince Charles creates a luxury bed and breakfast at Granny’s beloved Highland retreat

Ma Medd on the phone to Kate to get James Middleton a job here.   :laugh: 


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 22, 2018, 07:32:41 pm
I think Charles would soon burn the castle to the ground rather than let Strung Out Sewer Rat preside with his persona of aping Car Nicky or an Edwardian aristocrat with that ridiculous beard. It would be a job that would suit Carole's pretensions quite well, but since Charles hates the Midds, I wager he would be fierce in his refusal.

Heir B&B! Prince Charles creates a luxury bed and breakfast at Granny’s beloved Highland retreat

    Prince converting stables and granary at Castle of Mey into luxury guest rooms
    Charles being given weekly briefings ahead of the scheduled opening next April
    Accommodation will have eco-heating and use local materials and craftsmen
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6299115/Heir-B-B-Prince-Charles-creates-luxury-bed-breakfast-Grannys-beloved-Highland-retreat.html

I think Charles has at long last dropped the facade of being neutral about using his position to embark on projects involving financial gain.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on October 22, 2018, 07:55:26 pm
^  "I think Charles would soon burn the castle to the ground rather than let Strung Out Sewer Rat preside with his persona of aping Car Nicky or an Edwardian aristocrat with that ridiculous beard." 
 Thanks for the laugh.  Needed it today!   :laugh:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on October 23, 2018, 03:03:51 am
Oh Kuei Fei! I LOVE that comment!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 06, 2018, 01:47:19 am
Prince Charles scraps part of West Africa tour due to Nigeria violence
https://www.itv.com/news/2018-11-05/prince-charles-scraps-part-of-west-africa-tour-due-to-nigeria-violence/

Red carpet royals! Camilla puts on a VERY glamorous display as she joins Prince Charles at a glittering state banquet on the last night of their Ghanaian tour
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6356175/Charles-Camilla-attend-state-banquet-night-Ghanaian-tour.html

All grandchildren deserve a better future': Prince Charles discusses Harry and Meghan's unborn baby as he urges the public to help end plastic pollution
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6356053/Prince-Charles-discusses-Harry-Meghans-unborn-baby.html

Prince Charles says Britain's role in slave trade was an atrocity
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/05/prince-charles-says-britains-part-in-transatlantic-slave-trade-was-atrocity

Prince Charles attends thanksgiving service at Accra Ridge Church
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yofqyPHeuqs

PRINCE CHARLES VISIT @ MANHYIA FOR AKWASIDAE 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC7Kqp9lEGQ

ROYAL VISIT: FULL SPEECH FROM PRINCE CHARLES AND ASANTEHENE OSEI TUTU II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ewNUDTUS0U


ROYAL VISIT: ASANTEHENE OSEI TUTU II HONOUR PRINCE OF WALES PLUS DURBAR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVTKGv1s-fs

Prince Charles and Camilla visit The Gambia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Bq_2lyKKc


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 06, 2018, 01:35:08 pm
Charles pontificating gets annoying IMO. The huge photo of Charles posted during their visit is something he may want to have in the UK.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on November 06, 2018, 04:05:49 pm
I’m getting the feeling that even if Charles dropped dead he’d do it wrongly in some way or another lol


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 06, 2018, 05:04:31 pm
Charles hopes to live to 120 years old no doubt. I still think he has an outsized ego which to me is a turn off.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on November 07, 2018, 01:31:19 pm
It’s interesting how each of us perceives another, no matter who it is.  I see Charles as having a fragile ego and not a massive sense of self esteem no matter what he puts out.

Kind of like an introvert who has to act like an extrovert.... fake it etc.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 07, 2018, 01:59:48 pm
No, I see it more now as a sense of self entitlement and ego. Perhaps some years ago he did have the fragile ego but unfortunately, he was enabled by his grandmother and perhaps Lord Mountbatten, to think he is the center of the Universe. He was overheard by the housekeeper when he and Diana were arguing, and he said "don't you know who I am?" If the fragile ego had been dealt with in another way, perhaps he would have better interpersonal relationships ability and be more "humble".


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on November 07, 2018, 07:24:15 pm
Camilla canmot even last a full tour! She cancelled events and didnt plan to go to thr last part??


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 07, 2018, 07:58:55 pm
I do sometimes wonder if aristos are in fact a tougher breed than they are given credit for; Camilla is gentry and she can't cope with a full tour and has to have Charles bash his long dead ex-consort to get some kind of justification for her marriage to Charles. Meanwhile Diana went through Hades and back and managed to avoid needing a man to protect her reputation. She was at twenty-five someone who had been around the world several times over and managed to keep it together despite so much on her shoulders. Diana had the toughness to break from a family that was DETERMINED to keep her under their thumb and she also had the toughness to expose her husband's vicious hypocrisy and adultery.

Yet Camilla can't cope with a full tour and Kate can't work at all despite all those resources to get both of them through.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 07, 2018, 10:17:44 pm
Amazing how Camilla gets away with it within the family. But she does not fool all the public. Camilla probably had a full contingent  of 'people' helping her and not much really was expected of her but she left early anyway. Camilla and Kate are future consorts.  And ride on excuses. Philip, married to Elizabeth managed to be of support  to his wife on many many tours until he was over 90 and retired.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 08, 2018, 01:21:26 am
Camilla ABANDONS Prince Charles in Nigeria to go home from royal tour early
Prince Charles was seen arriving at Lagos airport in Nigeria without his wife as he embarked on the penultimate day of the nine-day tour of West Africa.

Camilla, 71, whose early departure was scheduled ahead of the visit, also left their Australia tour early in April this year.

A palace insider said it was because the Duchess of Cornwall, who could become Queen when Charles takes to the throne, “doesn’t want to take too much on".

Speaking last year, the palace insider told Express.co.uk Camilla had always planned to go home from Australia early, saying: “The Duchess doesn’t want this, she does get tired.
https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1042161/camilla-parker-bowles-prince-charles-royal-tour-africa-nigeria-royal-news

Get it together Camilla get it together


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on November 08, 2018, 01:48:40 am
Is she just being lazy and disrespectful or is there something going on with her health that we don't know about?


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Rosella on November 08, 2018, 02:00:29 am
Camilla does look a bit old and bowed sometimes. Her mother Rosalind suffered dreadfully from osteoarthritis and died from complications of it. Do wonder at times whether Camilla is going the same way.

She does suffer from heat though. She can't stand it. That's why on tours to hot countries she goes there first to acclimatise or leaves early.  


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 08, 2018, 02:03:59 am
I think her life is catching up with her and I do think she's at a point where she's beginning to deteriorate. Smoking, booze, screwing around, all of that hits a person FAST at a certain point in their life. Throw in the pressure of how she got that ring and how long it took ,she is likely becoming BUSTED.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on November 08, 2018, 07:32:00 am
That she has not good health is not her fault. But she is going to be queen in short term and I dont see her increasing her workload especially foreign tours.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on November 08, 2018, 11:43:58 am
She's always well enough for galas and holidays...

Camilla does look a bit old and bowed sometimes. Her mother Rosalind suffered dreadfully from osteoarthritis and died from complications of it. Do wonder at times whether Camilla is going the same way.

She does suffer from heat though. She can't stand it. That's why on tours to hot countries she goes there first to acclimatise or leaves early.  
As Camilla as Charles look very old and ill IMO


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 08, 2018, 12:48:50 pm
That she has not good health is not her fault. But she is going to be queen in short term and I dont see her increasing her workload especially foreign tours.

True, but thing is, she is good to go on holidays and at Raymill and other places. I'm sure Camilla isn't handling it well since she was not raised to be a working woman, but a woman of leisure and indolence. There are demands made on a royal's time and energy and Camilla was not trained in the way she should have been.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: SouthernBelle on November 08, 2018, 02:01:08 pm
How strenuous can it be when you’re traveling with an entourage who does all the heavy lifting — literally and figuratively?  Walkabouts, greeting people, eating dinners, touring various local landmarks, etc. doesn’t sound all that taxing to me! 

My guess would be sheer laziness, both on Camilla’s part and Kate’s. 


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 08, 2018, 02:52:21 pm
This is not exactly strenuous work and Camilla has energy for galas and dressing up in tiaras and going to food stalls and pubs. There is an entourage ready on royal trips. It's  not just Camilla leaving early in some photos she looks like she's annoyed and sulking. Charles spent megabucks for her preparation beginning ca. late 1996. And she was taken on trips to New York with Bolland to learn how to conduct herself on tours. He called her lazy and did not go on about how it's too much for her healthwise. Kate is a young woman and women have babies and manage to hold down jobs and have terrific children.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: AnaBolena on November 08, 2018, 03:34:51 pm
That she has not good health is not her fault. But she is going to be queen in short term and I dont see her increasing her workload especially foreign tours.

I believe she has Osteoporosis which her Mother had.  I have a friend who’s only 49 with this illness and some days she says she just cannot function.  She’s gone from being a woman on horseback to a woman crippled by pain, and low pain days are few and far between.

If Camilla has that illness, I *despise* to think what it’s like at age 71.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 08, 2018, 03:38:45 pm
Yes, I despise the role Camilla played in the Wales marriage, but she is obviously not in good health.  She can handle the local engagements, but overseas trips seem to tax her. 


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 08, 2018, 04:33:31 pm
Bolland said she is lazy and he worked closely with her and he does like her but he is honest. There are no reports that she has osteoporosis. She would at her age be getting regular checkups and bone density testing.

She is not like the average woman going on a business meeting where she would have to take care of her own luggage and so forth. Camilla has an entourage helping her out. And she does get down time.

Her mother's case was so severe she was put into a nursing home and could not even live at her own house.

Camilla does not have this severe case, she would be bedridden for much of the time like her mother was if she has


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 08, 2018, 06:04:33 pm
How strenuous can it be when you’re traveling with an entourage who does all the heavy lifting — literally and figuratively?  Walkabouts, greeting people, eating dinners, touring various local landmarks, etc. doesn’t sound all that taxing to me! 
My guess would be sheer laziness, both on Camilla’s part and Kate’s.

They were not raised or trained to serve, but to indulge in self gratification and be taken care of by the men in their lives, preferably in a style to which they would like to become accustomed. Neither were raised to tough things out and each were allowed to become dependent on those around them.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on November 08, 2018, 07:34:28 pm
That she has not good health is not her fault. But she is going to be queen in short term and I dont see her increasing her workload especially foreign tours.

I believe she has Osteoporosis which her Mother had.  I have a friend who’s only 49 with this illness and some days she says she just cannot function.  She’s gone from being a woman on horseback to a woman crippled by pain, and low pain days are few and far between.

If Camilla has that illness, I *despise* to think what it’s like at age 71.

Yes, I despise the role Camilla played in the Wales marriage, but she is obviously not in good health.  She can handle the local engagements, but overseas trips seem to tax her.  

Camilla isnt at such bad condition... she always looks happy and comfortable wearing that heavy queen mary tiara... the woman dont likes touring and the responsabily that cames with that... it's obvious to me... probably her relationship with charles isnt THAT good anymore... she always arrives BEFORE HIM AND then LEFT BEFORE HIM... seems that she also can be fragile as that woman she liked call a madcow...


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Alexandrine on November 08, 2018, 08:47:09 pm
^ good point the grenville tiara is not small and must be quite heavy. If she had osteoporosis could she wear it?


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 08, 2018, 09:18:18 pm
She also has been pictured dancing a few times and only recently on the tour. Which would be difficult if she had osteoporosis.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 09, 2018, 12:31:18 am
Charlie Proctor
‏One of my favourite clips from this evening’s documentary. Prince Charles visits a Vanuatuan market and buys all sorts. His Private Secretary struggles to keep up with paying for the goods\
https://twitter.com/MonarchyUK/status/1060657625442988034


Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 - Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKtTsViKtW8&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Rosella on November 10, 2018, 12:41:38 am
Charles and both his sons in uniform, on a new stamp issued for Charles's birthday.

https://people.com/royals/prince-charles-poses-uniform-prince-harry-prince-william-new-photo-stamps/



Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on November 10, 2018, 02:28:03 am
Are W&H that tall or has Chucky shrunk?


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 10, 2018, 01:07:18 pm
Of course Charles would want to be on a stamp with those medals.

I guess Charles wants to "top" the tributes to other royals including his mother the Queen. What an ego.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: india on November 10, 2018, 01:25:46 pm
The boys are really tall. They inherited that from the Spencers. HM is tiny and Philip is of average height.....probably about 5'9" or 5'10" therefore Charles is about the same.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRH Tiana of NOLA on November 10, 2018, 03:34:31 pm
^For some reason, I always thought Sea Duke was taller than that. I probably formed that assumption because HM is so tiny.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: windsor2 on November 13, 2018, 04:11:15 am
Take a peek inside Charles' homes! Royal fans can enjoy a virtual tour of Clarence House and Highgrove - thanks to new initiative by Google to celebrate his 70th birthday
Google has made Charles' residences available to explore at the click of button
It has used videos, rarely-seen photos and artwork to re-create homes online
The new section of Google Arts and Culture site will feature paintings by Charles
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6381857/Royal-fans-virtual-tour-Prince-Charles-Clarence-House-Highgrove-thanks-Google.html

Why Prince Charles HATES selfies: Royal, 69, gets irritated by having 'phones shoved in his face' because he wants to focus on meeting people, royal filmmaker reveals
* Prince Charles, 69, delights in meeting well-wishers but hates taking selfies
* The Duke of Cornwall becomes irritated with having phones 'shoved in his face'
* Insight into his habits comes from royal documentary maker John Bridcut
* He spent a year following Charles for BBC's Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6379677/Why-Prince-Charles-HATES-selfies.html


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 13, 2018, 03:02:33 pm
Charles, Camilla, Kate, William, the Kids, Harry, and Meghan

http://camillasgirl.tumblr.com/post/180068503338
http://camillasgirl.tumblr.com/post/180068397583


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 13, 2018, 04:24:17 pm
Sickening having Camilla there. These are Diana's children and grandchildren. They have no shame.

Louis looks different than the others.

Maybe Charles can have a picture with Camilla, APB, their children and grandchildren.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Rosella on November 13, 2018, 04:29:45 pm
^ That would be quite funny actually. Camilla with APB on one side and Charles, clutching one of her grandchildren, on the other, and the PB children and grandchildren all around. They could release that on her next birthday!


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on November 13, 2018, 05:28:29 pm
^^^ Finally some family pics of the Cambs, Wales & Ssexes like other royal families release! Nice pics.

Hard to make L properly out but so far he looked a lot like his 2 older siblings.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on November 13, 2018, 06:49:16 pm
Odd pictures actually. Nobody looks like the happy family Chuck's pr is trying to sell. George and Char don't look comfortable with C&C, MEggles thinks she the star.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: buflesse on November 13, 2018, 06:57:06 pm
Charles, Camilla, Kate, William, the Kids, Harry, and Meghan

http://camillasgirl.tumblr.com/post/180068503338
http://camillasgirl.tumblr.com/post/180068397583

Camilla has some nerve, grasping Charlotte like that. Sadly the grandkids will grow up with no memory of Diana and no doubt C&C will try to erase them from history.

Meggles looks awful in picture 2, gurning like some kind of idiot, and clearly not wearing a properly fitting bra.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 13, 2018, 07:23:53 pm
William said he is telling the children about their grandmother.  I don't think Camilla spends all that much time with those children. They will remember the Middletons more. Camilla IMO has no shame. C and C may try to erase the memory but I doubt they will succeed.

Where is the statue of Diana Will and Harry were commissioning?

When those children grow up they IMO will find out how Camilla loathed their grandmother Diana.



Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 13, 2018, 08:28:56 pm
I like the idea of the pic. Meghan shouldn't smile she should just go with a relaxed face do a smize  for pics to me she doesn't have a pretty smile


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 13, 2018, 08:36:53 pm
Interesting how the photo was not used in the PR. I think Camilla playing grandma to Diana's grandchildren would be a turn off.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on November 14, 2018, 12:31:59 am
^^^ Finally some family pics of the Cambs, Wales & Ssexes like other royal families release! Nice pics.

Hard to make L properly out but so far he looked a lot like his 2 older siblings.
Agree. I think he favors Charlotte a lot. Kate & her parents have strong genes, no doubt about that!


Charles, Camilla, Kate, William, the Kids, Harry, and Meghan

http://camillasgirl.tumblr.com/post/180068503338
http://camillasgirl.tumblr.com/post/180068397583

Camilla has some nerve, grasping Charlotte like that. Sadly the grandkids will grow up with no memory of Diana and no doubt C&C will try to erase them from history.

Meggles looks awful in picture 2, gurning like some kind of idiot, and clearly not wearing a properly fitting bra.

The photographer didnt get them look natural... the Sweden and Denmark royals are much better at this stuff...  because probably they're a real family with problems and all but the affection IS REAL...


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 14, 2018, 01:04:28 am
It is known how much Camilla loathed Diana. Her cuddling with Charlotte is rather creepy IMO. Something like if Anne Boleyn got all cuddly with Princess Mary.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on November 14, 2018, 02:01:08 am
What awful photos. They look forced and fake. George on Charles' knee makes me highly uncomfortable because George looks uncomfortable and awkward. In the second picture, only George looks genuinely amused by whatever distraction is going on in the background or distance. No one looks like they're happy just being comfortable in one another's presence.

Charlotte along with her unpleasant smile is still showing she got the short end of the gene pool stick, Murky's smirks and smiles aren't cute either so she should've just kept a relaxed face and no more. William, Harry, and Waity look plain stilted and Charles' and Camzilla look like they've just met Charlotte and George the day of and are trying but failing to look connected.

The lack of outfit coordination is also annoying. Charles looks fine but William should've worn the same shade of blue as Harry and Charles. Both Harry and William should've also worn a tie and one the same color tie that Charles is wearing because it matches and ties in nicely with the blue shade that the kids are wearing. They also need to button up their damn shirts! It looks so damn sloppy. If they want to look less formal then they need to lose the suit jackets and just wear their dress shirts and slacks. George should've been wearing a suit the same as Charles or at least long pants with his long sleeved shirt. Those shorts they put him in are ridiculous. Murky and Waity should've either worn all white like the trollop or they should've worn blue in the same shade as the kids and for the love of all things good, just burn that fugly dress Waity.

Louis is the only one that looks genuinely happy and seeing as we all can see that he's just a blissfully ignorant baby, that's not saying much.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 14, 2018, 12:45:13 pm
I think Charles parents should been in the place of honor not CHarles. Birthday or not his parents are still living. It is tacky to have C and C as the center of attention like he's King now. And it is another posthumous slap at his late ex wife having Camilla hugging Charlotte. I think C and C were peeved when WIlliam mentioned his children have two grandparents, the late Diana and Carole.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: buflesse on November 14, 2018, 07:16:45 pm
^ I agree. This photo totally airbrushes them out of his family. The articles in the press (so far I've seen ones in the Daily Mail and Guardian) about how HM should step down are revolting and probably originated from Charles.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: meememe on November 14, 2018, 08:27:21 pm
This is Charles' birthday - not The Queen's. This is Charles' family - not The Queen's. The Queen would be quite happy to see her son and his family in these pictures as she is fully aware that whenever she appears in pictures etc she becomes the focus - regardless of the reason for the pictures.

I think the pictures are lovely and the children seem comfortable with Charles and Camilla. I loved the picture of Camilla holding Charlotte and pointing something out to her. It is clear that the Cambridge children have a loving relationship with both sides of their family and that includes Camilla. William can tell his children how Diana was hurt by Charles and Camilla but these children will grow up with Camilla as a real 'grandmother' figure, someone who played with them, read to them, cuddled them, is in photos with them etc. To these kids Camilla is a real person, Diana simply a series of photos and father's memories - but not someone of whom they will have real memories. Having grown up with a step-grandfather because my blood grandfather died before I was born I can fully understand the different. My step-grandfather is a real person - he build my cubby house, and dolls' pram. He is the one who stayed with me over Christmas when I had chicken pox. My biological grandfather is a series of photos and some memories from my mother and grandmother but in no way was he someone of whom I could ever have any real memoris. Camilla will be the person these kids know as a real person whom they will know.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on November 14, 2018, 09:04:58 pm
^ I have to agree.

Also airbrushing Camz out because of Di would only make the situation worse, or bad to begin with, because as is it's fine. No one's claimed Camz is the granny, though they'd love if everyone forgot about Di. But I think these pics are perfectly fine, and as meememe says, it's about Chuck's milestone bday and his family, which is his wife, kids and grandkids plus kids' spouses. Liz is not necessary, though a pic with his parents (published) would have been nice. I could imagine they had a photo session which hasn't been published, cause I doubt these are the only two pics that have been shot. I bet there was a whole succession of photoshoots.
Phil is also officially retired, maybe he didn't want to be in any published pics... He's been really reclusive in the past months, unless I missed sth (very possible, I've been quite busy).

If Camz weren't in the pics, then the whole Wales War Saga would really take centre stage. Not sth anyone wants, even Bill or Haz. And Camz is the granny figure in the kids lives, in any case she is in the kids' lives - as granny figure or not. Makes no sense to exclude her.

And I think everyone knows here what I think of C&C generally speaking, but no matter how much I might dislike them (for their grandeur behaviour and what's happened in the past), I can't spin their relationships etc into what it's not or wish for any of them to be airbrushed out/ not take part in family pics/ activities.
It is what it is.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 14, 2018, 09:38:41 pm
This is Charles' birthday - not The Queen's. This is Charles' family - not The Queen's. The Queen would be quite happy to see her son and his family in these pictures as she is fully aware that whenever she appears in pictures etc she becomes the focus - regardless of the reason for the pictures.

I think the pictures are lovely and the children seem comfortable with Charles and Camilla. I loved the picture of Camilla holding Charlotte and pointing something out to her. It is clear that the Cambridge children have a loving relationship with both sides of their family and that includes Camilla. William can tell his children how Diana was hurt by Charles and Camilla but these children will grow up with Camilla as a real 'grandmother' figure, someone who played with them, read to them, cuddled them, is in photos with them etc. To these kids Camilla is a real person, Diana simply a series of photos and father's memories - but not someone of whom they will have real memories. Having grown up with a step-grandfather because my blood grandfather died before I was born I can fully understand the different. My step-grandfather is a real person - he build my cubby house, and dolls' pram. He is the one who stayed with me over Christmas when I had chicken pox. My biological grandfather is a series of photos and some memories from my mother and grandmother but in no way was he someone of whom I could ever have any real memoris. Camilla will be the person these kids know as a real person whom they will know.

I thought the Queen is Charles' family. Aren't mothers part of the family?

Why wouldn't she be in the picture? Other families don't leave the parents out.

It is not known about the relationships of the Cambridge children. I think they spend the most time with Kate's family. Camilla has her own grandchildren to consider.

 Camilla has a 'history' with Diana and not a pleasant one.

I think there is no substitute for Diana. They are of her blood not Camilla's. I think they will realize that and be very proud of her.

William made it clear that he is speaking of Diana to his children and also mentioned Carole. William is proud of his mother and I don't think he believes Camilla is the granny figure or granny substitute probably much to C and C's chagrin. My take on it.

Camilla's mindset is obvious considering she was ready to walk into Diana's Memorial Service in 2007. Truly tacky

I see this as a blatant attempt to airbrush out Diana, with some people wanting Camilla to be the grandmother. Considering the history of Diana and Camilla that is super bad taste IMO.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 15, 2018, 12:10:42 am
One thing that unnerves me and almost frightens me is how Camilla seems relentless in her campaign against Diana. It's like Diana seemed to have personally offended her by marrying Charles and having two sons and continuing to be remembered in positive ways. Camilla wanted to insert herself into the memorial ceremony (thankfully that got quashed) and Camilla has done all she can to make Diana out to be this demon of selfishness and sexual promiscuity. I imagine it cut deep being deemed only fit to be a sidepiece, but Camilla would have been able to end it for good somehow and just live her quiet life in the countryside. I am certain that it wouldn't be prestigious, but it would be something that would lend her respectability and it would enable her to have her husband and life with her children and her undemanding country life.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 15, 2018, 12:16:08 am
Camilla cuddling CHarlotte was rather creepy to me and your post KF illustrated exactly why. I doubt she sees much of the Cambridge children in any case and I don't think it is a lovefest betweeen Kate/William and Camilla despite the happy families spin. There is a frightening element in that picture.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on November 15, 2018, 01:16:07 am
Imo Charlotte looked shy around camilla, especially during that hug... if william and kate dislike camilla no way those children will see camilla as a grandmother figure... their relationship and affection will be a result of camilla's relations with william and kate... william said one year ago his children have 2 grandmothers his late mother and kate's mom, i think it was very telling when he said his mother existed and his home is full pictures of hers.

i think kate's choice of dress tells enough current relations between camilla and kate/william
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a25087189/kate-middleton-channels-princess-diana-polka-dot-dress/


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 15, 2018, 01:19:37 am
I also  think Camilla is most concerned about her own grandchildren. Perhaps Charles setting up trust funds for them. I don't think Will and Kate care for Camilla of course they are polite but Will would not think of Camilla as grandmother to his children and yes, he did make that clear in the interview about his mother.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on November 15, 2018, 01:43:50 am
One thing that unnerves me and almost frightens me is how Camilla seems relentless in her campaign against Diana. It's like Diana seemed to have personally offended her by marrying Charles and having two sons and continuing to be remembered in positive ways. Camilla wanted to insert herself into the memorial ceremony (thankfully that got quashed) and Camilla has done all she can to make Diana out to be this demon of selfishness and sexual promiscuity. I imagine it cut deep being deemed only fit to be a sidepiece, but Camilla would have been able to end it for good somehow and just live her quiet life in the countryside. I am certain that it wouldn't be prestigious, but it would be something that would lend her respectability and it would enable her to have her husband and life with her children and her undemanding country life.

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 15, 2018, 01:49:25 am
I also  think Camilla is most concerned about her own grandchildren. Perhaps Charles setting up trust funds for them. I don't think Will and Kate care for Camilla of course they are polite but Will would not think of Camilla as grandmother to his children and yes, he did make that clear in the interview about his mother.

I think William will throw Camilla out of all the palaces once he is King. He will not make the transition from Queen Consort to Dowager Consort easy on her and I am certain that he will end up stripping her of everything that he can.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: HRHOlya on November 15, 2018, 05:55:41 pm
Often though when talking about "family" the nucelar family is understood - parents & children.
I see no problem Liz & Phil not being there, also Phil & Liz are at exceptional ages, I don't think they do many photoshoots anymore, but I bet another set did take place.

Camz in the pics isn't there as Diana's replacement, but she is Chuck's wife and his children's and grandchildren's stepmother and stepgrandmother.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 15, 2018, 06:19:25 pm
Charles is using damage control. For IMO 1) the reports he does not see much of his grandchildren; 2) William not mentioning Camilla as a grandmother figure.

This IMO is very unsubtle spin.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: meememe on November 15, 2018, 08:07:14 pm
The media reports about how much Charles sees of his grandchildren isn't necessarily correct. The media can't stand the idea that William and Harry may actually get along with their father.

From my contacts it is clear that although William's children do see more of the Middleton's they also see quite a bit of Charles and Camilla and also play with Camilla's grandchildren at both Ray Mill and Highgrove.

Why some people object to children having a grandmotherly figure in their lives to love them and spend time with them always amazes me. So William made the point that Diana is their 'blood' grandmother but she will never be 'real' to these kids - Camilla will.

We have seen at least one 'of duty' image of Charlotte waving goodbye to Camilla and Charles when they left London by helicopter and had to use the helipad at Kensington Palace as there isn't one at Clarence House. They often stop by and see William, Kate and the kids when they are using the helicopter according to my sources.

William and Kate spent over a week at Balmoral earlier this year - and they stayed at Birkhall with Charles and Camilla while Harry and Meghan spent their Scotland holiday with Charles and Camilla at the Castle of Mey (the Queen Mother's former home in Scotland).



Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: buflesse on November 15, 2018, 08:33:57 pm
This is Charles' birthday - not The Queen's. This is Charles' family - not The Queen's. The Queen would be quite happy to see her son and his family in these pictures as she is fully aware that whenever she appears in pictures etc she becomes the focus - regardless of the reason for the pictures.


This is totally untrue. Kate, Meghan and the Cambridge children are the focus because the media and public obsess over them.


i think kate's choice of dress tells enough current relations between camilla and kate/william
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a25087189/kate-middleton-channels-princess-diana-polka-dot-dress/

Kate has been creepily copying Diana for years and I don't think it's because she admires her, it's because she wants to be Diana 2.0.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on November 15, 2018, 08:42:33 pm
Charles, Camilla, her children and grandchildren werent at pippa's wedding... but harry and meghan yes... all of the middletons were at harry's wedding... if william and kate and kids spend time with camilla at her home it's likely she and family will get invites to pippa's wedding... william's wording at diana doc showed me he doesnt wants his children having any grandmother figure besides carole. according to william, he's proud of being son of his mother, a woman who left her mark in the world. he saying he and kate talks to kids about diana so much as possible showed me he wants his children being proud of wonderful woman that she was.

this choice of a dress in this family photoshoot tells me that kate isnt interested of her children spending time with camilla and her grandkids - i bet she's fully supported by william
https://www.hellomagazine.com/fashion/royal-style/2018111564573/kate-middleton-princess-diana-similar-polka-dot-dresses/

@buflesse here isnt just copying diana but a way of hers and william sending a message IMO here the similarity is TOO obvious to say anything else

Often though when talking about "family" the nucelar family is understood - parents & children.
I see no problem Liz & Phil not being there, also Phil & Liz are at exceptional ages, I don't think they do many photoshoots anymore, but I bet another set did take place.

Camz in the pics isn't there as Diana's replacement, but she is Chuck's wife and his children's and grandchildren's stepmother and stepgrandmother.
i think that hug picture wants say otherwise... the whole thing is very bad taste...


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 15, 2018, 08:53:04 pm
dianab, I agree that the photo is in bad taste. It gives me the creeps especially the expression on Camilla's face. It is trying to promote Camilla as the "grandmother figure." And I think it is a riposte to William leaving Camilla out when he talked about his children's grandmothers. He did not refer to Camilla even as the step grandmother.

In reply to mememe: Of course Kate and William will bring the children to visit Charles and Camilla but that does not mean they are "close." And I doubt George and Charlotte are besties with Camilla's grandchildren. There is an age gap and George and Charlotte seem to spend much time with Princess Anne's grandchildren.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 15, 2018, 09:03:36 pm
I was Team Diana all the way, and I am no fan of Camilla.  But one must be practical.  Diana has been gone for twenty years.  I believe that she would be happy that her grandchildren are being treated warmly by Camilla.  And even her sons, to the extent that they want a relationship with Camilla.   


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 15, 2018, 09:11:46 pm
I think that is the truth of the matter, but thing is, Camilla is still engaged in this ongoing vendetta against Diana that just doesn't quit. Camilla is surely behind all of it since Charles is likely someone who would prefer to let the past go and move on, but doesn't. Camilla is still paying columnists to hype how bad Diana was (as if wanting one's husband for oneself is a bad thing) and hypes Diana as deranged and a 'bolter like her mother' (as if leaving an abusive marriage is a bad thing) and even twenty years on, Camilla still determinedly perseveres sure that a new generation hears nothing but negativity surrounding Diana's rep and history.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on November 15, 2018, 09:17:14 pm
i highly doubt that diana (or any woman in that same situation) will like the woman whom liked call her a madcow and when she's gone this same woman has serious trouble with let diana rest in peace, in fact, enjoy having her bff penny junor slamming memory of a dead woman who cant sue back. her sons like the woman who made all she can to blacken the name of THEIR MOTHER, well it says enough about them. they like kate, carole and meghan, many has issues with this fact in this forum. i doubt that diana will like this woman being liked by her sons (the reason she stayed in a shame marriage her whole adult life) and grandchildren. they should leave diana alone when the press isnt treating them well... in bad public moments isnt the image of camilla that they rely on


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 15, 2018, 11:34:43 pm
I think that is the truth of the matter, but thing is, Camilla is still engaged in this ongoing vendetta against Diana that just doesn't quit. Camilla is surely behind all of it since Charles is likely someone who would prefer to let the past go and move on, but doesn't. Camilla is still paying columnists to hype how bad Diana was (as if wanting one's husband for oneself is a bad thing) and hypes Diana as deranged and a 'bolter like her mother' (as if leaving an abusive marriage is a bad thing) and even twenty years on, Camilla still determinedly perseveres sure that a new generation hears nothing but negativity surrounding Diana's rep and history.


MIss Hathaway, Diana decidedly would not like Camilla around her grandchildren taking on Grandmother figure. Not at all. IMO.

Diana could be dead for 2 years or 50 she still is the grandmother of those children and Camilla can't substitute her DNA for Diana's. That's one thing she could never have. Camilla loathed DIana and still loathes her.

 KF,This series of birthdays seemed a lot about Camilla. I think Charles is behind this two. He could have stopped this if he had chosen to, he didn't. He even thought it OK for Camilla to go to the Diana Memorial Service.
Lots of money must have changed hands for the Camilla campaign.

Diana would decidedly not be pleased at Camilla trying to be "grandmother. " Such bad taste.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 16, 2018, 12:09:34 am
Is Charles at all aware that Camilla got there by being his sidepiece and no matter what, she will always be judged as to how she got that ring? No matter how many rings or necklaces or tiaras she gets to wear, she will ALWAYS be the other woman who first overthrew and then usurped the place of the rightful first Princess of Wales. Camilla can be as 'grandmotherly' all she wants, but she is the one who fatally undermined Charles' marriage, his image, his rep, and then proceeded to start up a literal vendetta via the media against Diana's reputation and image and peace of mind. I also sincerely think that what Camilla did against Diana during the time Diana was married to Charles was in fact sedition against the Crown and I also think that if anyone had had any balls, Camilla would have been brought up on charges. What she did was in fact criminal in that it undermined the Crown, compromised the sanctity of the marriage between the Prince and Princess of Wales, damaged the prestige of the nation, and trashed potential trade deals. I am certain that there is never going to be any kind of forgetfulness in the minds of the top tier aristos who loathe having to bend the knee and neck to a former mistress who sprang up from lower tier gentry.

Second, the minute she married Charles, she made it acceptable for sidepieces to become centerpieces. Not every woman who has a past of intimacy is a bad woman, but it made it impossible for Charles to impose standards on his sons and made it impossible for him to ask his sons to treat decent women well. I am dead sure that if Camilla had remained mistress, Kate would have been a pleasant bed-mate, but she never would have gotten the ring. Not after her posturing in lingerie and drunken antics in clubs and flashing. She never would have been a serious contender and in time she would have been removed. Same with Meg and I am sure Harry would have had a good time, but he would have ended up dropping Meg and continuing with Invictus and meeting/greeting genuine ladies.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on November 16, 2018, 02:05:16 am
One thing that unnerves me and almost frightens me is how Camilla seems relentless in her campaign against Diana. It's like Diana seemed to have personally offended her by marrying Charles and having two sons and continuing to be remembered in positive ways. Camilla wanted to insert herself into the memorial ceremony (thankfully that got quashed) and Camilla has done all she can to make Diana out to be this demon of selfishness and sexual promiscuity. I imagine it cut deep being deemed only fit to be a sidepiece, but Camilla would have been able to end it for good somehow and just live her quiet life in the countryside. I am certain that it wouldn't be prestigious, but it would be something that would lend her respectability and it would enable her to have her husband and life with her children and her undemanding country life.

She did. Charles asking her to marry him and then preceded to marry her. But like a lot of women, it's too much for her to go after the person that really deserves her ire: the man. No one will ever convince me that Camilla never wanted more from Charles. There's no woman, even a mistress, who doesn't want more from a man than sex and jewelry that would pull some of the crap that she's pulled.

They can try to rewrite history as much as they want to but the fact of the matter is that Charles did not pick Camilla. I haven't read one thing that has ever made a strong impression on me that there was a true impediment to Charles marrying Camilla if he so wished to, even if there ever really was some disapproval of her as a bride for him (cuz I think that's made up also or or at the very least any reasonings were probably not very strong). I've never even read anything real or made up that points to them ever having been in a serious relationship. She was just someone who was always around and made herself available. Charles was never going to choose Camilla because Charles didn't see Camilla as marriage material. He went off into the navy and obviously didn't even ask her to wait for him because she went off and married someone else.

Then we have aristocratic, young, beautiful, fresh faced, innocent Diana. Someone who may have been deemed acceptable as a bride but certainly not someone he was forced to marry. Diana's personal life wasn't great because Camilla was using her husband's weak willed-ness to her advantage but she was - and remains - the Princess of Wales. She had the fancy clothes, the fancy parties and galas, meeting leaders, prominent figures, and celebrities, pictures all over the papers and mags, that little thing called the love of the British people, women wanting to be like her, children aspiring to do good things like and because of her, etc.

Now, Camilla also eventually got a ring too. Oh, yes she did. Only she got the prize when she was way past her prime and no one really cared who Charles was married to anymore, certainly not upon remarriage. 90% of all chatter about her wouldn't even exist if it weren't for her being the h0 turned housewife. She gets to experience some of the things I've listed above also but it's not to the levels that a bride of Charles would've experienced in her 20s/30s/maybe even 40s had they just been regular whoever and not Diana. At the end, she's second place and second choice. Breeds bitterness.


As far as the grandkids. Logistically, Camilla could never be rude to William and Harry's kids even if she wanted to. Not only would they never stand for it, it would be spread in the media so fast, their heads would spin, not good for their already poor PR. She doesn't have any choice but to be nice to them.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 16, 2018, 02:26:21 am
Truth be told, I truly wish Camilla had had the courage to tell Charles to stop using her sexually and get on with his life. She wouldn't have the bling, but she would have a contented married life and frankly Charles should be excommunicated for the mess he's made of so many lives. As for the bitterness of being second place, I can identify with that. Camilla will never be in high level meetings with government officials in her own right, will never truly live down her past, and she will always know that Charles NEVER considered her good enough to have children with and add her bloodline to his. She never had the respect that Diana had during that famous courtship and Camilla still had to sit and watch Charles pledge his legitimate side of life to another woman and she never got to pose with HM for her engagement portrait as Diana did.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Demeter on November 16, 2018, 02:45:45 am
^^^ and ^ Camilla will never be the Princess of Wales. I have no doubt that the aristos will make Charles' life a living misery if he pushes for Camilla to be Queen Consort. I believe that role was associated with Diana, with a future many believe was stolen from her at least in part via her husband's duplicity, and the scheming nature of a mistress who didn't respect her monarchy enough to leave well enough alone.

He and he alone made the choice to go through with the wedding in 1981, and taking a wrecking ball to the memory of his dead wife to boost his mistress turned missus is, in my mind, disgusting.

Again and again, it goes back to duty and their failure to uphold it. I agree with you about seditious acts and how the whole mess undermined the monarchy and the nation.

^^ I agree. He would have picked Camilla originally if he wanted to do so. This malarky about her 'having a past' that's now used as spin to now to explain why they couldn't marry then, in the cruel cruel days of the 60s, speaks volumes. I contend that she was likely a good time, a fun girlfriend. 


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CathyJane on November 16, 2018, 02:56:05 am
I agree with everyone here so I see no need to repeat what has already been said.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on November 16, 2018, 03:11:46 am
^^^ Right! I meant to add that one to. That's the biggest sting of all. History has already been written, Charles wrote it, and his recount is as follows: HRHs Prince William and Prince Henry, sons of Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales and their children; the grandchildren of Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales. The end. Camilla is persona non grata.

She should have but that's some women and men for you. It could never be me, though. I vowed a long time ago before I was even a teenager that I had too much pride, dignity, and self-respect for that and amazingly enough I was struggling with self-esteem then. A bad marriage between your parents will do that for you though. I'm not going to be a man's second choice, to be picked up off the shelf when he's now old and has no other options so he's settling for me. I certainly won't be embarrassed knowing that other people know that I'm so pathetic that I'll settle for so little, leftovers.

^^ Exactly! These murmurs about a past that no one can give even a hint of specific detail on :thumbsdown: Yeah right.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 16, 2018, 05:37:33 am
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^^ I agree. He would have picked Camilla originally if he wanted to do so. This malarky about her 'having a past' that's now used as spin to now to explain why they couldn't marry then, in the cruel cruel days of the 60s, speaks volumes. I contend that she was likely a good time, a fun girlfriend. 

If Charles had wanted, it could have been spun as the Prince marrying the earthy, energetic, spunky country girl from the gentry. It would ironically be a lot more of a realistic fairy tale and no one would have thought it bad just because Camilla was just plain and not glamorous. I am dead sure that it would have lent a more calming effect and while it wouldn't have suited the tabloids, it would have at least given more stability and Camilla would have blended right in. Her past could have been brushed out and no one would have spoken about her past to the press for fear of incurring Charles' wrath. Instead however Charles kept her dangling and frankly she never inspired much out of him other than base lust and she stayed by fulfilling his trashiest sex fantasies.

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^^^ and ^ Camilla will never be the Princess of Wales. I have no doubt that the aristos will make Charles' life a living misery if he pushes for Camilla to be Queen Consort. I believe that role was associated with Diana, with a future many believe was stolen from her at least in part via her husband's duplicity, and the scheming nature of a mistress who didn't respect her monarchy enough to leave well enough alone.

If he does that, makes Camilla Queen Consort and has her anointed and crowned, I am dead sure it'll cost him the support of the aristocracy. As it is I'm certain they're seething at how Camilla first undermined Diana, then overthrew Diana, and then proceeded to drive Diana out of society and then out of the country and then proceeded to desecrate Diana's memory almost as quickly as possible. THEN she tried to push to the memorial service and slam Diana even after getting the wedding ring. Then she keeps oit up and for some reason just won't stop or let up.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on November 16, 2018, 11:34:54 am
One thing that unnerves me and almost frightens me is how Camilla seems relentless in her campaign against Diana. It's like Diana seemed to have personally offended her by marrying Charles and having two sons and continuing to be remembered in positive ways. Camilla wanted to insert herself into the memorial ceremony (thankfully that got quashed) and Camilla has done all she can to make Diana out to be this demon of selfishness and sexual promiscuity. I imagine it cut deep being deemed only fit to be a sidepiece, but Camilla would have been able to end it for good somehow and just live her quiet life in the countryside. I am certain that it wouldn't be prestigious, but it would be something that would lend her respectability and it would enable her to have her husband and life with her children and her undemanding country life.

I've never even read anything real or made up that points to them ever having been in a serious relationship. She was just someone who was always around and made herself available. Charles was never going to choose Camilla because Charles didn't see Camilla as marriage material. He went off into the navy and obviously didn't even ask her to wait for him because she went off and married someone else.
It was Mountbatten who sent Charles to sea in 1970s, he was worried that Charles had got too serious/attached to Camilla and didnt like that... obviously it didnt work out, karma made he dies and Camilla become the most important influence in his life, which Mountbatten use to be. From all the accounts Camilla was shamelessly in love with Andrew Parker Boles and wanted him in any way, then she used Charles to get his attention. I think if Charles ever truly loved a woman it was Camilla, in late 1970s he was emotionally and sexually very much into her, and had left kanga behind because of camilla. Diana herself said Charles loved Camilla.

BASHIR: And with a husband who was having a relationship with somebody else?

DIANA: With a husband who loved someone else, yes.

Charles is a cad in his own right IMO Camilla is just a consequence of the person he truly is


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on November 16, 2018, 01:14:14 pm
^ I've read that before. I've never agreed with Diana'a assessment of that situation and I think she came to the wrong conclusion. A man willing to cheat on you and disregard your feelings and needs to go play with a mistress doesn't automatically mean it's because he loves her, even if he doesn't love you. It just means that person is selfish and the other person indulging their actions is selfish also and there's common ground in their selfishness and narcissism. I care what Charles actions say and they never said love in my book.

At the end of the day there was no true impediment to his being with nor marrying Camilla. He was a grown man and his uncle wasn't the Queen. I've still never heard any real and especially good reason as to why he was so supposedly so afraid of Charles growing attached to Camilla. It wasn't considered a crime in that time to not be a virgin at marriage, so unless she was a h0 that had gone around with everyone in town or was doing porn then it makes no sense. The only other possible reason I can think of is that Mountbatten saw himself, long before any of the rest of us, that his nephew wasn't all there and spotted Camilla as a person who would exploit that. Other than that, I draw a blank and there was no true impediment Charles marrying Camilla if he had really wanted to be with her. He very well could've fought for her. Regardless he went into the navy and obviously did not ask her to wait for him as she married someone else.

I do agree that Camilla is a consequence of the person he truly is, which says so much and so little at the same time.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: dianab on November 16, 2018, 02:29:29 pm
Mountbatten was a big influence in that family. it was his idea that doc in 1970s where the windsors looked like a out of touch bunch - liz got badly criticized, the respect for her went down. He was the mentor of Charles, someone who had much influence over Charles. I've never read any indication that Charles could marry a non-virgin. In 1970s he was very into a official girlfriend who many said he'll marry her, then was outed a former boyfriend and charles dumped her. janet jenkins said she knew charles had real feelings for her but marry her will be a big no no, as she was no virgin and they had a intimate relations. And Diana's uncle said she was definitely a virgin. To me, one thing is obvious he married diana out his duty to crown. He was utterly miserable during that wedding. He'd never any intention of let Camilla go. Those gifts they exchanged at eve of his wedding says THEY intend continue their affair and they thought of diana as a ideal mouse. Then Diana become a big star, I think Charles always loathed Diana because that. After their early Australian tour, i'm sure he wanted gave up on that marriage and probably wanted Diana interned as a crazy woman. IMO Charles is a vindictive and narcissistic creature.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on November 16, 2018, 06:33:07 pm
^ I've heard that also. It still doesn't negate that Charles was a grown man with a mind of his own nor his excuse his actions. He wasn't a robot. It also doesn't sound to me like Charles dumped those women or brushed them off solely because his uncle told him that he needed a virgin bride or out of duty to the crown. Sounds like he himself wanted a virgin bride because that's what he thought was good enough for him. Sounds about right of any other hypocritical man. He wanted to go around sleeping with whomever, whenever but he wanted any "true" and "serious" woman on his arm to be a virginal blushing bride. He got his wish. I don't disbelieve that he had no intention of letting Camilla go. I just don't think it was because he loved her.

Personally, I don't think Charles looked miserable when he married Diana. He looked rather serious to me but at the same time he had a rather natural sad puppet looking face to me, especially as his face was so thin at that point in time. At rest it always looked like gravity was pulling his face down.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: BostonLibby on November 16, 2018, 07:07:44 pm
^^^  I remember reading (not sure where) that Mountbatten wanted Charles to marry a member of his own (Mountbatten's) family.  Don't remember if it was a niece, daughter or granddaughter, but the wording of what I read was that Mountbatten wanted one of his own in the royal family so he would have some real power.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 16, 2018, 07:41:02 pm
Mountbatten wanted his granddaughter Amanda to be Charles' bride; Philip approved since Amanda wasn't considered a stranger and so therefore Mountbatten schemed to groom Amanda while he ordered Charles to play the field.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 16, 2018, 11:46:12 pm
Amanda indeed was Mountbatten's choice for Charles. It would have made him great grandfather of a future monarch. He set up a "Gigi" scenario where Charles had to wait for her to grow up while he sowed wild oats.  Then Amanda would be there for him. Mountbatten would take Charles and Amanda on vacation with him and nobody thought too much of it because they were cousins. Had Mountbatten lived, Amanda might have been told by her grandfather it was her duty to marry Charles. Without Mountbatten around, Amanda refused CHarles proposal.

I never bought into Camilla being the "true" love. Because Charles did not move heaven and earth to marry her when they first met. SHe also wanted to marry APB. I keep seeing DM comments buying into the myth that Charles wanted to propose to Camilla and his mother did not allow him. I think Charles was and is a snob and wanted an aristo to be the mother of the royal children.

If Charles had any brains, he would have stopped seeing or contacting her. It was sordid that Camilla hosted Lady Diana in her home while knifing her in the back.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: Kuei Fei on November 17, 2018, 12:50:07 am
Exactly. It's a dirty little secret, but men can be as snotty as they accuse women of being when it comes to having a wife. The fact that HM got blamed is lese majeste and I do believe that Camilla would be happier to be Andrew's wife. Yet, being mistress must have been painful and I don't blame her for wanting to be more than just sex.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: sandy on November 17, 2018, 02:27:55 am
Camilla had ambitions the entire time. Diana was in a lose lose situation with her and despite the spin, she was around the whole time of the C and D marriage.

She was not going to settle for being a mistress and was IMO envious of the first wife and despised her.

Now she realized another ambition, getting her face on a stamp. IMO anyway.

I think she will be OUT if Charles predeceases her. She may feel she should enjoy all this while she can.


Title: Re: Charles & Camilla: News and Photos 2018
Post by: CarryingOn on November 17, 2018, 02:47:52 am
Yes that's exactly what I was trying to say about Charles but it should've stated it as simply. He is definitely a snob plain and simple. He wasn't the loving prince from a romance novel that saw through titles and stations to see the true beauty in a person who came from a lower station than him. OMG, I'm cackling just imaging it lol. He knew his station in life and he wanted someone as upper crust as he could get on his arm. It was never going to be Camilla. It's very easy to see. In all of the fake hoopla they put out, they never say Charles put up a good fight and she was still never even his girlfriend.

Camilla got the ring when she did because she was literally the last one standing. While it's not impossible to find love at an older age, I do think it's challenging. On top of that, who worth their salt was going to go be with Charles after all of that? Everyone would be wondering if he was going to cheat on her with Camilla like he did Diana. That would be a constant cloud of mortification over the woman's head.