A 27-Year-Old Secret Surfaces: What Prince Charles Said To Camilla During A Secret Phone Call That Broke Princess Diana’s Heart
The fallout between Princess Diana and Prince Charles, which subsequently led to their terrible divorce in 1996, has always been surrounded by a lot of speculation concerning the possible involvement of Camilla Bowles.
Now, an interview that the late Princess of Wales granted to Andrew Morton, Royal biographer back in 1991, has revealed what everyone has been suspecting.
Apparently, Miss Bowles played a role in the breakdown of their marriage.
Diana admitted that she listened in on a conversation between Prince Charles and Camilla. She revealed the details of the call during the interview.
I once heard him on the telephone in his bath on his handset saying, ‘Whatever happens, I will always love you.’”
She said she was heartbroken and so she confronted her husband but a ‘filthy row’ ensued. But that was not all. The Princess came clean about a similar incident, saying,
“You may recall seeing a picture of me sobbing in a red coat when he went off on his airplane. That had nothing to do with him going. The most awful thing had happened before he went. I was in his study talking to him about his trip. The telephone rang. It was Camilla.”
The Princess said that she settled for not demanding an explanation as he was about to embark on a 5-week assignment.
The extent of Camilla’s involvement in the sordid matter is far-reaching, as Princess Diana also related how in 1981, days before her wedding, she discovered a matching bracelet that the Prince had wanted to give Camilla Bowles, as initials were inscribed on it.
Later, in 1997, she noted that she had been too immature to understand all the messages coming her way at the time. Prince Charles had dated Miss Bowles for a year in 1971, but they split when the Prince joined the Royal Navy.
Camilla Bowles went on to marry Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973, but divorced in 1995.
After all the heartache that each party had suffered, the couple went their separate ways before the Princess’ demise in a car accident in 1997. Prince Charles married Camilla in 2005, making her the Duchess of Cornwall.