Married in 1981 to Prince Charles, Lady Diana had the unpleasant surprise of discovering during her honeymoon that her husband had kept a gift from his mistress Camilla Parker Bowles during what should have been one of the most beautiful moments for the couple.
This is one of the most famous love trio in history. In July 1981, when Lady Diana married Prince Charles, she surely had no idea that her prince’s heart still belonged to another person: Camilla Parker Bowles. Deprived at the time of a loving marriage with her beloved, the Crown Prince will however always keep in touch with her, despite his union with Princess Diana. Even making a small blunder on their honeymoon, taking with him a gift from his mistress, according to The Crown series.
In season 4 of the Netflix series, there is an argument between Lady Diana, played by Emma Corrin, and Prince Charles, played by Josh O’Connor, in which the latter evokes a gift from Camilla Parker Bowles that she discovered in her husband’s suitcases during a trip that should have been idyllic for them.
An episode far from being invented, since Lady Diana herself had recounted it in the book In her Own Words, published in 1992. “On our honeymoon, I see the cufflinks on her wrists. Two C’s intertwined like the C of Chanel. So I said, ‘Camilla gave this to you, didn’t she? and he said, ‘Yes, so what’s wrong? It’s a gift from a friend.
Lady Diana has given up wearing a famous luxury brand
Needless to say, this response on the part of Prince Charles provoked a surge of anger in Lady Diana, and made the honeymoon a painful memory for the Princess of Wales, who was surely far from suspecting at the time that she was far from her grief.
This is because after these cufflinks, she will discover the bracelet offered by Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles engraved with the first names Fred and Gladys, their nicknames. An affair that will also make her give up wearing Chanel brand clothes, since the two intertwined C’s reminded her too much of Charles and Camilla.
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