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To put it bluntly, quite a few of the invitees to King Charles III’s coronation have raised a few eyebrows. Not only have they snubbed Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, and the Duchess of York, but they’ve invited some people that could cause some seriously awkward encounters. The latest one that people are shocked to hear about is Queen Camilla’s ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles.
Now, people who aren’t big fans of the royal family may initially think this is a bit of an odd move to invite your ex to your new husband’s coronation, but it’s not like that. One friend said to The Times that “They are joined at the hip. He arranges so much for her. They have lunch together the whole time. He’s right in there. He was always, and still is, Camilla’s co-conspirator.”
You may be thinking, “What about Charles?” Well, they’re friends too! Not only did they play polo on the same team, per the Mirror, but he was even in attendance at Charles and Camilla’s wedding.
So, where would the awkward situation be at? There’s one of two possibilities. For one thing, Andrew and Princess Anne had a relationship back in the 1970s, before he married Camilla (but it seems they remain on amicable terms!) Along with that, sources reported to the Times that Andrew is a bit of a wild card guest. Per the sources, he is said to be “a bit of a rogue” and “very naughty with women.” So, erm, do with that what you will.
Who Did Queen Camilla Date/ Marry Before Charles?
So, erm, Camilla’s relationship with Charles has some overlap with others, but here’s what we know. Camilla was linked to two other men in the 1960s named Kevin Burke and Ruper Hambro, but those currently stand as reports. Other than that, she was married to Andrew Parker-Bowles for 22 years, and they share two children together named Tom, 48, and Laura, 45.
Who Has Andrew Parker Bowles Dated/ Married?
Before his wedding to Camilla in 1973, he was in a relationship with Princess Anne from 1970 to 1973 (yes, there was overlap from what we see!) After Anne and Camilla, it’s unclear who he’s seen, but it’s alleged he cheated on Camilla a lot.
Is There Anyone Else Coming to the Coronation That Could Cause an Awkward Conversation?
Along with the obvious icy exchanges that’ll happen when Prince Harry and the rest of the British royal family, fans believe that since Katy Perry made some comments in the past about her crush on Harry, it could lead to an awkward run-in when the coronation comes on May 6.
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Even as casual British royal family observers, there’s still so much we don’t know about what happens in the House of Windsor. 2022 is poised to be a memorable year for the royal family. But with historic highs come lows and pitfalls. Royal biographer Tina Brown takes readers from the troubling years following Princess Diana’s death, to the rift between Princes William and Harry, the scandals of Prince Andrew, and Queen Elizabeth’s steady resolve through it all in The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor — the Truth and the Turmoil. Brown’s book features new, intimate details about the royal family, and contemplates how the House of Windsor moves into a new era.
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