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Prince Charles’ wife Camilla details public fall out from royal affair

Prince Charles’ wife Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall felt like a prisoner in her own home after her extra-marital affair with the British royal first hit headlines.
The couple initially dated for two years until its split in 1973, and Camilla went on to wed Andrew Parker-Bowles, while the Prince married Diana, Princess of Wales.
However, the pair never lost contact and eventually rekindled its on/off relationship as an illicit romance, which became public in the early 1990s, when Camilla became vilified in the press.
Camilla eventually divorced Parker-Bowles, the father of her two children, in 1995, while the Prince, the heir to the throne, separated from Diana in 1992 and finalised their divorce in 1996 – just a year before the Princess of Wales’ death in 1997.
Despite the scandal rocking the royal family, the longtime lovers went on to wed in 2005, and now Camilla has opened up about the controversy in a rare candid interview with The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine.
In the new chat, the 69-year-old recalls the media furore which forced her to go into hiding for about a year.
“I couldn’t really go anywhere. But the children came and went as normal – they just got on with it, and so did great friends,” she shared.
“It was horrid,” Camilla continued. “It was a deeply unpleasant time and I wouldn’t want to put my worst enemy through it. I couldn’t have survived it without my family.”
The Duchess, who comes from a privileged background herself, used her down time to read and learn to paint, and she is thankful to have been able to pull herself through the troubled time.
“I don’t think I’m tough but I do think I’m quite a strong character,” she said. “You have to be, but I think it also comes from my upbringing. We were brought up in a very happy family and I can’t whinge about my childhood because it was idyllic.”

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