As we’ve heard throughout the years, the name Camilla Parker Bowles apparently sends THE QUEEN running down the halls of Buckingham Palace with her corgis if she hears her approaching, per a new book. The Daily Mail has another excerpt from Tom Bower’s upcoming biography on Prince Charles, and it sounds like when he wasn’t waging war with Prince William, he was taking it from his mother. Charles is beginning to sound more like the cuckold of Wales!
As we all know, before Prince Charles married Princess Diana, he was stepping out on her with Camilla. While THE QUEEN was apparently no fan of Diana, she REALLY didn’t like Camilla. While I was beginning to get “A boy’s best friend is his mother” vibes from all of this, it sounds like QE2 mainly just got pissed off at how their whole affair sullied the reputation of the family.
Tom writes that it was around a year after Diana died when Charles decided he was going to confront Big Mama. He decided to go up to her at Balmoral, her summer estate, and argue that he should be allowed to take his relationship public. THE QUEEN’s sister, Princess Margaret, apparently egged him on to tell his mother what he was feeling. Charles thought his mother wouldn’t care about him going public. Instead, he got to her after she had downed a few martinis (SHOCKING!), and she essentially said there were better odds of her showing up in an S Club 7 video than of him getting her blessing.
But on that evening she’d had several martinis, and to Charles’s surprise she replied forcefully: she would not condone his adultery, nor forgive Camilla for not leaving Charles alone to allow his marriage to recover.
She vented her anger that he had lied about his relationship with what she called ‘that wicked woman’, and added: ‘I want nothing to do with her.’
Tom claims Charles ran away crying. Charles didn’t like his mother’s (and apparently grandmother’s) disapproval and said THE QUEEN and Diana never cared about his own interests. THE QUEEN nor the Queen Mother would let Camilla into the same room as them, but in a highly respectful display of petty, QE2 would invite Camilla’s ex-husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, over for all sorts of events.
Long story short, the Queen Mother died in 2002. Tom writes that THE QUEEN warmed up to Camilla after that, and let her come to her mother’s funeral, just not as Charles’s boink buddy. We all know how this ended, as Charles and Camilla got hitched in 2005, something royal snitches say would not have been possible had the Queen Mother still been alive.
It’d be nice to say THE QUEEN totally came around, Camilla wasn’t so much as allowed within smelling distance of a royal function before the wedding, and THE QUEEN tried to say there wasn’t enough gold left for a wedding ring. At their wedding, THE QUEEN only agreed to stand for 52 seconds for family photos and ducked out to watch a horse match with Camilla’s ex. Some may call that cold, but I call that the best act in the reign of QE2. Nobody likes to wait four hours for a wedding buffet while the wedding party takes 900 photos around the same potted fern!