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« Reply #60 on: July 02, 2017, 11:02:25 am »

^ Thank you, yes! The stuff of legendary deluded narcissists!! smh
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« Reply #61 on: July 02, 2017, 07:03:56 pm »

THis is priceless! Another take on the book

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/02/the-duchess-the-untold-story-by-penny-junor-digested-read-camilla-parker-bowles
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« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2017, 07:32:53 pm »

^ I have laughed so much!!! lmao wonderful!! Particularly the underlined I found hilarious!

"For much of the final decade of the 20th century, the unravelling of the marriage between Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana dominated the news throughout the galaxy. In the midst of all this was another person. A woman more sinned against than sinning.

Camilla Parker Bowles is possibly the most wronged and misunderstood woman I have ever met. Diana chose to make false claims about her and the mud stuck. She said that Camilla and Charles had made love on the night before the royal wedding. That is simply not true. It was at lunchtime. And only a blowjob at that.

Yet despite all the lies that have been told about her, Camilla has retained her dignity. Her love for Charles, and his for her, has a purity and nobility that has shone through the 35 years I have been writing sycophantic books and articles about the royal family. Far from being the woman who nearly brought down the House of Windsor, it is my opinion she will come to be seen as the woman who saved it. A woman worthy of beatification and through whose devotion and duty Charles has been transformed into a semi-functioning human being.

Camilla had a fascinating childhood if you like reading about the upper classes at play in the postwar years. After leaving Queen’s Gate school with a single O-level in kennel hygiene [one more than D! Also that school offered ridiculous classes, like "writing a cheque", you were supposed to be trained to be a wife smh], she went on to become the most sought-after debutante of her generation. Her smile could light up any room, and she soon caught the eye of the dashing Andrew Parker Bowles who was several years older than her. She quickly fell in love with him, and though Andrew repeatedly broke her heart by sleeping with all her friends she remained loyal and faithful to him up until the time she wasn’t.

The fateful first meeting between Charles and Camilla took place in the shimmering heat of the summer of 1970. There was an instant attraction between the two of them, an attraction born of a shared intelligence and a love of hunting. Had Charles only been able to tell her how he loved her, then perhaps the whole course of human history might have been different. But that is something on which we can only speculate for several chapters. So Camilla decided to marry the roguish Andrew while Charles had to make do with Diana.

How Charles sobbed on his wedding night as he realised the enormity of his mistake. Yet because of his profound sense of duty to his country, Charles decided to give his marriage a go for at least a week before ringing Camilla to have a moan about Diana. Tapes of these conversations mysteriously reached the public domain and have been widely misinterpreted. Though Charles appears to be saying, “Love you” he is actually saying, “Love Hugh.” Hugh was his pet labrador.

Because of her bulimia and other related mental health problems, Diana became irrationally jealous about the fact that Charles sneaked out to see Camilla at every available opportunity, and was constantly dropping into Argos to buy her “Chas & Cam” matching jewellery. Though enough has been written about that unhappy marriage – mostly by me – I should add just one further thing. After extensive private conversations with people who are intimately connected with the the royal couple, I can categorically state that it was Diana’s infidelity that drove Charles into the arms of Camilla. And only then with the greatest of reluctance.

Diana’s death was a turning point in the nation’s history and the Queen advised Charles to end his relationship with Camilla. But the Prince of Wales was determined not to let go of the only woman who had truly understood his loneliness and he and Camilla gradually began to be accepted as a couple by the ordinary people of this sceptred isle. Folk came to appreciate that Camilla was the rock that enabled Charles to cope with the pain of rejection he still felt from the parents who had never truly loved him. Charles once told me in private that Camilla completed him.

The wedding took place in Windsor and Camilla was so nervous she nearly didn’t get out of bed to get to the register office in time. But thanks to the reassurance I was able to give her that she would one day be seen as the greatest woman who ever lived, Camilla was able to get dressed and say: “I do.”

Since that day, Camilla and Charles have been inseparable, even though they live apart for much of the week. Camilla has become very busy doing charity work for several hours a week. And as for Charles? Well he’s now learned to relax so much he doesn’t even mind if the palace is a bit untidy.

Digested read, digested: The Duchess of Hearts."

John Crace, you wrote a brilliant piece!!  thumbsup (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/02/the-duchess-the-untold-story-by-penny-junor-digested-read-camilla-parker-bowles)
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« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2017, 07:35:04 pm »

Enjoy so much seeing a journalist who does not kow tow to Junor, Charles and Camilla. Very refreshing
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« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2017, 05:21:16 pm »

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4664606/Royal-love-triangle-branded-posh-Jeremy-Kyle.html

Tossing the Queen under a bus talking about Charles "weird" upbringing.

Maybe Charles is just weird. What a fawning sycophant Junor is
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« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2017, 01:36:12 am »

So Junor wrote more or less the same Diana bashing book that she did in 1998. Only more people spoke out against it.
Camilla and Charles do not deny collaboration with this new book.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/201521.stm


Junor must think people have short memories.
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« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2017, 02:32:49 am »

Even Charles never told her to wait for him; the BRF were condescendingly kind enough to attend her wedding, but they wouldn't welcome her as one of their own. Camilla was NEVER going to be considered good enough and frankly even now she's not considered good enough after all her treason. The Arabs and American elite might be forced to receive her, but clearly they rightly dislike her and wish she had had the decency to remain mistress or get lost.
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« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2017, 03:28:45 am »

To me, it doesn't look like the rest of the family have much of a problem with her. Maybe HM is at the point where she is just happy that Charles is happy and leaves it at that. Who knows?
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« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2017, 05:41:54 am »

Camilla is past the age where she could possibly get pregnant. They didn't want her genes in their family and at the time of the marriage, the BRF had full control both ways. Both Harry and William were still young and unmarried (no one seriously thought William would come to this) and so they had William and Harry as hostages to good fortune and so basically everything looked rosy. Now go figure, they're at this impasse. Now that Charles is married to his 'true love,' it's impossible for Charles to remarry someone to provide heirs of the best possible lineage and for connections. This is usually why princes had as many heirs as they possibly could and then basically had more kids to fall back on in case the firstborn went wrong one way or another.
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« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2017, 08:51:57 am »

Charles blurting out that she was his mistress upset the apple cart. The PBs divorced and Camilla no longer was the "safe" "special friend" of the Prince of Wales. CHarles told all. Had he kept his mouth shut, he could have found a suitable second wife. The way he was eyeing Letizia perhaps he feels that he could have had the younger "suitable" wife and perhaps the "second family." Despite Charles saying he would not marry again ca. 1996, he more or less was stuck when he outed Camilla. He paid $$$ on her upkeep and PR and put his sons more or less on the backburner when he should have been making them his first priority. They were allowed to do what they pleased and WIlliam was allowed to drift during his twenties. I don't think the rest of his family really care much for Camilla but they put up with her. I don't think she ever was his "true love" Charles had to build up the fairy tale that she was his "soul mate." If she were he would have been like his Great Uncle and insisted on a marriage to her way back then.
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« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2017, 07:44:14 pm »

Charles should have kept his mouth shut.

Marrying a mistress is in poor taste. Even with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, people would protest in the street and yell at him to go back to his wife.

If Camilla loved Charles I don't think she would have been dating Andrew Parker Bowles on/off since she was 18 and married him as soon as Charles was away. I think she wanted to be with APB.

Charles also had other mistresses besides Camilla so I don't really believe she was his 'great love' either.

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ETA: I agree that the sons should have been first priority. This attitude of drifting in their twenties and thirties because they're going to work for the rest of their lives is stupid. Most people get their first job in their teens and work until they retire... and even post-retirement a lot of people get part time jobs these days. No excuse for being idle.
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« Reply #71 on: July 15, 2017, 08:01:52 pm »

Charles was always treated like a special snowflake (side eyes HM and the Queen Mum) and he let it go to his head.  Charles is and always will be all about Charles and to hell with everybody else.  Now I see where William gets it from.
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« Reply #72 on: July 20, 2017, 07:25:34 pm »

Now Junor is playing victim. Well what did she expect?

http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-07-18/the-duchess-untold-story-author-received-abuse-over-new-camilla-biography/
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« Reply #73 on: July 21, 2017, 04:03:50 am »

Probably a Dame title if chucky ever takes the throne.
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