Camila’s 75th birthday coincides with the anniversary of the book fair – Alfajr News

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is preparing to celebrate her 75th birthday in transition and 30 years after Princess Diana revealed her affair with Prince Charles.

Andrew Morton’s book Diana: her true story Camila was pushed into the scorching heat of a global public scandal when it was released in June 1992.

Thirty years later, the Duchess has found herself at another crossroads, after she was named the future Queen in a surprising statement from Queen Elizabeth II in February.

Charles and Camilla have also appointed a new head of public relations and there are signs of a push to bolster his new position.

Prince Charles and Camilla toast with champagne at the Big Jubilee Lunch at The Oval, London, June 5, 2022. Photo, Princess Diana on a visit to Edmonton, Canada, June 29, 1983.
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Diana’s Bomb Memoirs by Andrew Morton

Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage publicly disintegrated in the 1990s starting with the release of Diana: her true storyIt was published on June 16, 1992.

Camilla was Charles’ ex-girlfriend at the time and a member of his Gloucestershire social circle known as the Highgrove Set, although little known to the public, she was also his mistress.

The book revealed not only the relationship, but also Diana’s loneliness, her struggle with bulimia, and several suicide attempts, including one while pregnant with Prince William.

An introduction to the 25th Anniversary Edition outlined the author’s astonishment at his life story, which Diana had given him directly on tape recordings smuggled out of Kensington Palace through an intermediary.

Morton described hearing his explosive testimony in London’s “Workers’ Cafe”.

He wrote: “As the workers scattered plates of eggs, bacon, and baked beans, I put on a pair of headphones, turned on a malfunctioning tape recorder, and listened with increasing astonishment to the princess’ clear voice as she told a tale of grief. In a rapid stream of consciousness.

“It was like being transported into a parallel world, the princess talking about her unhappiness, her sense of betrayal, her suicide attempts and two things I had never heard of: bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder, and a woman named Camilla.”

Amid her comments to Morton, Diana described her confrontation with Camilla about the relationship at a party, saying: “Camila, I just wish you knew I knew exactly what was going on.”

Diana Morton told on the tapes, “She told me, ‘You have everything you want.'” You have all the men in the world falling in love with you and you have two beautiful children. What could you have asked for more? “

I did not believe her, so I said: I want my husband. Someone came to take over, of course. “For God’s sake, go in there, they’re fighting.” It wasn’t a fight, quiet, deathly quiet, and I said to Camilla, “I’m sorry I’m on the way, obviously I’m on the way and it must be hell for both of us, but I know what’s going on.” Don’t treat me like an idiot. “

Princess Diana and Prince Charles attend a garter party at Windsor Castle on June 15, 1992 on the eve of the publication of Diana: Her True Story.
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repercussions of Diana: her true story

At that time, the role of Diana in the book was kept secret, and some rejected its content, calling it gossip and rumors.

However, Charles confirmed this relationship in a 1994 BBC television interview during which he was asked if he was “loyal and honorable” to his wife.

“Yes,” replied the Prince, but paused before adding, “Until you broke beyond repair, we both tried.”

After Diana’s death in 1997, Morton told the world the true source of the explosive allegations, and later versions have included a complete transcript of the recordings on tape.

The book changed the course of royal history, precipitating Diana and Charles’ split in 1992 and firing the first pistol in the era of bitter division known in the British press as the Welsh War.

However, it also led to a collapse in the popularity of the future king in Britain after Ipsos MORI polls in 1991 showed that 82% of Britons thought he would be a good king before the scandal came.

By the time he divorced Diana in 1996, that number had dropped to 41%, and the current survey, conducted by YouGov in April 2022, shows that only 32% now think he would be a good king compared to 32% who said they don’t. R. He will do that.

Carlo and Camila 30 years later

Three decades after the book was released, the world is a completely different place for Charles and Camilla, although the scandal was the backdrop to much of what happened in the meantime.

They married in 2005 but were unable to have a religious marriage because Camilla had a surviving ex-husband. Instead, they held a legal ceremony in Windsor Guildhall which Queen Elizabeth II did not attend due to the personal policy that she only goes to church weddings.

Nor did Camilla bear the title of Diana, Princess of Wales, which is usually given to the wife of the heir to the throne. The palace said that when Charles becomes king, Camilla will be known as “Princess Consort” rather than “Queen Consort” out of respect for Diana.

According to historian Robert Lacey, Charles spent years campaigning to turn this police against the will of his children. It finally made its way on the eve of the start of Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee year in February 2022.

In a statement, the Queen said: “When my son Charles becomes king, in the course of time, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you have given me; I sincerely hope, when that time comes, that Camilla will be known as the Queen consort as she continues her faithful service to her.”

The 96-year-old Queen’s words have created a springboard for a new push to promote Camilla at a time when the royal family is already beginning a slow-moving succession.

The Queen performs less than her official duties due to occasional mobility issues which, for example, let Charles read his speech at the opening of the state parliament in May.

The PR campaign to rehabilitate Camila also has a new man on its head, even if the couple’s choice isn’t undisputed.

Charles and Camilla hire an executive, Tobin Andrea, from the same newspaper group that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has filed three times, once for breach of privacy and copyright, and two for defamation.

The daily Mail The deputy editor-in-chief is likely to have an intelligent understanding of the sensibilities of central England, and the paper’s readers are staunch supporters of realism.

However, he might also have something more to deal with with another vital appearance looming.

Prince Harry’s memoir was originally scheduled to be published in late 2022, and the British press has speculated on the possibility that he may reveal some difficult feelings about his stepmother.

If the Duke of Sussex’s book starts a new round of the transcontinental royal war, Charles and Camilla’s fight will be an executive from a publisher Meghan said was very intrusive in the way she fought a lawsuit against him. It was she who feared that she would be poorly managed.