Prince Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles: Check a Timeline of Their Love Story

They met in 1971 but got married only in 2005. The love story of Prince Charles and Camilla has several twists and turns, worthy of a movie! Check out the timeline of this novel.
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A young Camilla Shand makes her first appearance in the third season of the Netflix series "The Crown". This piqued our curiosity about how the relationship of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles will unfold. No need to wait for the fourth season of the series as we reveal a detailed timeline of their relationship. Check it out!

1970: They met

There are several reports about the couple's first date. While the BBC claims that Charles and Camilla met at a polo match at Windsor Great Park in 1970, People claims that the couple met at a party in 1972.

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1971: Charles joined the Royal Navy

Although he and Camilla were in a relationship, he apparently broke it down when the Charles left for service.

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1973: Camilla marries Andrew Parker Bowles

The current duchess and her first husband, Andrew, met at a party in 1965, according to the book "The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the love affair that shook the crown", written by Penny Junor. After Charles left for the navy, Camilla's relationship with Andrew returned. The ceremony took place on July 4, 1973.

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1977: Charles met Diana

The truth is that when Diana and Charles met, he was dating his sister, Lady Sarah. At the time, Diana was only 16 years old.

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Charles and Lady Sarah (Photo: Getty Images)
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Charles and Diana (Photo: Getty Images)

1981: Charles and Diana got married

The couple's engagement took place on February 24, 1981, and their marriage took place on July 29 of the same year.

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1986: Charles and Camilla got back together

They were both married, but that didn't stop their relationship from coming back. In an interview with BBC One's Panorama in 1995, Diana said, "There were three of us at this wedding, so it was a little crowded".

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Diana and Camilla (Photo: Getty Images)

1993: Camilla and Charles Private Conversations Leak

Earlier this year talks between the two leaked and confirmed the hidden relationship of Charles and Camilla. This, of course, caused a great scandal for the royal family and led to the termination of both marriages. Camilla filed for divorce in 1995, Diana and Charles finalized their in 1996.

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1997: Diana dies

The eternal Lady Diana died in a serious traffic accident in Paris on August 31, 1997. Together with her partner, Dodi Fayed, and the driver, Henri Paul. The accident shocked the world.

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1999: Camilla and Charles were first photographed as a couple

They were leaving the Ritz, where a birthday party for Camilla's sister had been taken place on January 28, 1999.

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2003: They started living together

Charles and Camilla moved to Clarence House together


2005: They got married!

The couple's engagement took place in February 2005, and a few months later, on April 9, they were married, having a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall, and then an official blessing by the Archbishop of Canterbury at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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