Is anyone watching The Crown, the series about the English royal family? The latest season 4 is about the all about the dissolution of Prince Charles and Diana’s marriage.
I’m sure it will surprise you to learn that the heir to an actual monarchy has an entitlement problem. Let them eat cake! Invite your mistress to your wedding! Be chummy! Feast on your bride’s confusion and chumpdom!
As Schmoopie’s go, Camilla Parker-Bowles is perfectly villainous with a face like a well-worn pair of jodhpurs.
She never seems to miss an opportunity to superciliously let Diana know she knows so much more about Charles than Diana does.
As Diana tells the story in the tapes for Morton, in 1981 after Charles’s proposal Camilla had a letter waiting for her just as she moved into Clarence House—her new shared home with the prince. The Princess of Wales said the note read:
“Such exciting news about the engagement. Do let’s have lunch soon when the Prince of Wales goes to Australia and New Zealand. He’s going to be away for three weeks. I’d love to see the ring. Lots of love, Camilla.”
One lump of humiliation or two?
Diana further explained to Morton, “[Camilla] said: ‘You are not going to hunt, are you?'” Diana explained. “I said, ‘On what?’ She said, ‘Horse. You are not going to hunt when you go and live at Highgrove are you?’ I said, ‘No.’ She said, ‘I just wanted to know.’ And I thought as far as she was concerned, that was her communication route. Still too immature to understand all the messages coming my way.”
Camilla is Charle’s special ride. Stay away from the stables, Diana!
It’s the same ol’ pick me dance. Grander surroundings.
Any thoughts on royal family fuckupedness?