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Prince Charles ‘deeply ashamed’ of romantic call with Camilla

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Prince Charles ‘deeply ashamed’ of romantic call with Camilla


A biographer claims that the record of an intimate conversation between Prince Charles and his then-mistress Camilla Parker-Bowles left him “deeply ashamed”

The fact that Prince Charles was not present for the inauguration of the Princess Diana monument outside Kensington Palace last week aroused eyebrows, particularly because it was commissioned by his two sons, Prince Harry and Prince William. Even though the event was tipped to be a reunion for the estranged family, the Prince of Wales is said to have remained in Scotland for the length of Harry’s UK tour. A look back at Charles’ turbulent marriage to Diana, on the other hand, indicates that the Prince of Wales was just trying to avoid overshadowing the emotional event by reminding the world of his tumultuous relationship with the late Princess of Wales.

After Prince Philip’s death, Charles is believed to have acquired more power within Palace walls, and he is now preparing to assume the throne himself, so it’s doubtful he would have wished to revisit the controversies that plagued his first marriage.

The two spent a lot of time sneaking about and, predictably, a lot of time talking on the phone about when they might see one other again. In a controversy that became known as “Camillagate” or “Tampongate.” one of those phone conversations was leaked to the British press.

This was a copy of Charles’s nighttime chat with Camilla, his mistress at the time.

It was released in January 1993 and revealed the two’s deep association.


It was recorded in 1989 but didn’t come out until a month after the heir and Diana divorced in 1992.

The transcript revealed the two’s close connection, with Camilla saying, “I can’t start the week without you,” during an emotional phone conversation.

“I fill up your tank,” Charles responded.

While planning where and when they can next see one other, they both joked about “desperately” wanting to be together “all the time.”

They ended the conversation by reaffirming their love for one another, with Charles telling Camilla, “Your great achievement is to love me.”

She replied: “I’d suffer anything for you. That’s love. It’s the strength of love.”

The recording caused a stir when it was released, particularly since both were married at the time of the discussion.

Ken Wharfe, Princess Diana’s personal security officer, subsequently claimed Diana was taken aback by the phone conversation. “She told me that she had been genuinely shocked by some of the baser comments, particular the Prince’s tampon reference,” he said in his book “Guarding Diana: Protecting the Princess Around the World.”

Camilla’s divorce from Andrew Parker Bowles was initiated as a result of it, since it rendered his position as the Duchess of Cornwall’s spouse unsustainable, but the three remained friends.

Howard Hodgson, a royal writer and a friend of Charles, said in his biography of the Prince of Wales that “even today the episode troubles the Prince.”

Mr Hodgson claimed: “He knows that people not sympathetic to him or the monarchy will recall it at the time of his coronation and at all other meaningful moments in his life.

“He remains deeply ashamed of the embarrassment that he caused his mother, deeply sorry for the pain it caused both his and Camilla’s children.”

The most of us are aware of what has occurred in the years since: In 1997, Princess Diana was killed in a car accident. In 2005, Prince Charles and Camilla married. Since then, many people have observed that Prince Charles seems to shun events involving Princess Diana.

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