As for Camilla, the progress she had slowly made as the new woman in Charles’ life was brought to a temporary halt as the spotlight shifted once again to Diana. When Princess Diana entered Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France on August 31, 1997, no one could have guessed that she would never leave alive. Pursued by paparazzi, driven in a Mercedes by drunk driver Henri Paul (per the BBC), that was the last time anyone saw her alive.

When did King Charles meet Queen consort Camilla?

But in a 2010 interview, Charles suggested that Camilla could be called Queen if he becomes King. “Does the Duchess of Cornwall become Queen of England if and when you become the monarch?” NBC’s Brian Williams asked, to which the Prince answered, “That’s well…we’ll see won’t we? That could be.” Per The New York Times, he called Camilla “a great friend of mine” and said she will “continue to be a friend for a very long time.” The 1992 People article speculated that if Charles divorced Diana, he would likely not be allowed to remarry. In December of that year, Prime Minister John Major announced Charles and Diana’s official separation.

Charles and Diana lived largely separate lives from around 1986, and Charles’s affair with Camilla continued. In December 1992, after years of speculation by the tabloid press that the marriage was in jeopardy, British prime minister John Major announced that the couple had formally separated. Charles and Camilla first saw one another again in 1986 when Charles invited her and her husband, Andrew, for tea at Highgrove. Over the coming months Charles and Camilla’s friendship developed and by around 1987 the pair were romantically involved again, says Junor. “Andrew was still being horribly unfaithful to Camilla and she didn’t feel loved or cherished by him in their marriage,” says Junor. Charles then randomly runs into Diana again, they have a pretty instant/flirty connection, and we eventually see him call up Sarah to ask if she’s cool with him dating her sister.

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Continue reading to get a timeline of their relationship on everything from how they met to their disastrous honeymoon and high-profile divorce (get details on what the Princess Diana received in her divorce settlement here), plus much more. Sadly, Princess Diana passed away just one year after the divorce was made official. She died in a car accident in Paris when the Mercedes crashed in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel.

Under pressure to settle down after years of playing the field (including with on-again, off-again lover Camilla), the prince invited Diana to spend a weekend at his family’s holiday estate, Balmoral. During this “audition,” in the words of Vanity Fair’s Julie Miller, Charles’ relatives deemed the demure yet lively young woman an ideal candidate for marriage. Of both impeachable lineage and character, she was, most importantly to the royal family, a virgin “with malleable qualities necessary for a future queen,” writes Miller. She casually admits on myriad occasions that she doesn’t value her colleagues – except for Jake – as people. She was also childhood friends with Jake, who got her the job at the precinct. Gina also ruined Jake’s senior year of high school by framing him as “the Tattler”, though she did it to avoid Jake getting involved with the wrong crowd.

In the call, Diana complains about the royal family and refers to life with Charles as “real torture.” The episode is dubbed “Squidgygate” because Gilbey uses the name “Squidgy” to address the princess. By July 1997, Princess Diana had seemingly started dating Egyptian film producer Dodi Al Fayed, the son of billionaire Harrods businessman Mohamed Al Fayed. From the outside looking in, Diana and Charles looked very much like a young couple in love. The story of Gil Avni depicted in Israeli outfit Yes Docu/Einat-Emma Shamir’s debut premium doc is hard to comprehend. Avni was given a few hours to live after being taken ill and pronounced brain-dead, leading his family and friends to start saying their goodbyes, but, incredibly, he stayed awake for 44 hours before miraculously waking up.

Charles married Diana in a televised wedding that attracted about 750 million viewers worldwide in 1981. However, Diana had long suspected Charles kept an ongoing affair with his ex-girlfriend, Camilla Parker Bowles. Diana was enjoying a whirlwind romance after a very public divorce from Prince Charles in 1996. Burrell said the devastated royal knew the marriage was over after the couple welcomed their second son, Prince Harry, in 1985.

According to Stephen Barry’s book, “The Diana Chronicles,” Charles called Camilla Parker Bowles daily. According to the BBC, it marked “a high point” in the popularity of the British royal family in the 1980s, largely due to Diana’s growing celebrity status.

Clashes continued between father and sons when Prince Charles was undertaking important business on behalf of the Government and the princes made announcements themselves that stole the headlines. He took the easiest way out of telling them off and rarely made a fuss, a vulnerability the princes sometimes exploited. If Charles focused too often on his own needs, trying to get the public to accept Camilla to the detriment of his sons, the tragedy of losing their mother impelled him to become more involved. Harry was a shadow of his boisterous self and Charles was concerned about his first half-term after Diana’s death when he was committed to a five-day tour of South Africa.

Diana was far from the only woman in her immediate family to have a significant age gap with her spouse. Her mother, Frances Shand Kydd, was 18 when she married 30-year-old Johnnie Spencer (they divorced in 1969). Diana’s older sister, Jane, was 21 when she married 37-year-old Robert Fellowes, private secretary to the Queen. In 1992, Andrew Morton released the book, Diana, Her True Story, which included information about Princess Diana’s marriage with Prince Charles. At the time, Palace officials adamantly denied that she cooperated in any way. Shortly after her untimely death, however, Morton admitted (via The New York Times) that she was his source, and changed the title to Diana, Her True Story — In Her Own Words.