The future queen of England couldn’t just be anyone. Charles’s mother, Queen Elizabeth II, had to approve, and when Amanda Knatchball was suggested, she plainly refused and said she had someone else in mind.
Lady Ruth Fermoy was the granddaughter of a very close friend of Elizabeth II. As far as the queen was concerned, she was the best match for Charles. Another good match was Lady Sarah Spencer, whose sister would eventually become the chosen one and change the royal family forever.
Camilla Gets Married
Charles wasn't the only man in Camilla's life. Back in 1965, Camilla and Major Andrew Parker Bowles met. He was 25 years old, handsome and promising, while she was just 17, however self-assured and confident. They were at a party, he asked her to dance, and she fell madly in love.
While Charles was far sailing in the ocean, Andrew Parker Bowles proposed to Camilla, and she accepted. They married the following year, and while it was expected that Charles moves on and finds new love, the romance between the two hadn't seen its final days.
They Never Realy Said Goodbye
We know today that even though they married other people, the romance between Charles and Camilla never ended. Camilla did love her husband, however, she still had strong feelings for the future king.
With Charles, Camilla's shadow seemed to linger on for years, and it is known that there were three people in the marriage of Chalares and Diana. So how does Laura Lopes fit into this story?
A Bride to Be
It was 1977 when Prince Charles and Lady Sarah Spencer began dating. At the same time, he met her younger sister, Lady Diana Spencer. Diana was just 16 at the time, still unaware of the future awaiting her.
You would have thought that such a scenario would have come between the two sisters, however, it didn't. They were so close and wouldn't let any Prince, future king or not, rock the boat.
1980 was a turning point in Charles's romantic life. That was the year he first asked Diana out on a date. Charles was having a rough time after tragically losing his beloved uncle Lord Mountbatten, however, he was comforted by Diana, and she was at his side.
Prince Phillip, Charles's father, was pressuring Charles into making a decision. He was the future king of England and the clock was ticking. Was it the pressure that made him take their relationship another step forward and lock the Camilla episode away for good? Who knows?