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Accepting Duchess Camilla



It seems there's a problem there for many, including the Queen. To the masses, one point that emerges more often than not is: "oh, she's not as pretty as Diana". Hmmm... what are the real concerns of:

- the royal family?
- the Church of England?
- the population at large?

How do these concerns square off with Charles' love?

Now, although it's none of your business and doesn't make any difference, deep down do you approve of Camilla?

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She's considered "damanged goods" by the Monarchy, if you know what I mean. I assume the Queen is a traditionalist, and so she probably doesn't view Camilla as being Royal material. Her status as a divorcee and her affair with Charles while he was married to Diana probably adds to the dislike, or at least discontentment.

Speaking for myself, I don't really care if she wants to marry Charles or not. However, I personally think that the British public aren't looking forward to Charles as King, with or without Camilla. The problem is not just her.

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It seems there's a problem there for many, including the Queen. To the masses, one point that emerges more often than not is: "oh, she's not as pretty as Diana". Hmmm... what are the real concerns of:

- the royal family?
- the Church of England?
- the population at large?

How do these concerns square off with Charles' love?

Now, although it's none of your business and doesn't make any difference, deep down do you approve of Camilla?
i think its not that its all about looks. (if i were the prince himself would have been sent to exile when he turned 18).

its for a lot of people, that Camilla does not appear have the spunk, compassion and style that Princess Diana had.

also, regardless whether its reasonable or not (and i am not saying that it is) it feels like some people feel that camilla is are least partly responsible for the death of the Princess

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Poor rich Charles! Oh well, read this:
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Poor Prince Charles can't catch a break. He had to postpone his wedding day to accommodate a funeral 900 miles away; devotees of his deceased ex-wife are threatening to picket the nuptials; and wedding memorabilia is selling poorly—apparently, his future subjects don't want to dry their dishes on a towel bearing the likeness of his bride-to-be, Camilla Parker Bowles. His family and fellow royals won't even do him the honor of inventing decent excuses to skip the ceremony—his father refused to cancel a trip to Germany (Germany!); Sweden's crown princess is otherwise engaged opening an IKEA store in Japan—and his mother dashed his dreams of serving an organic feast at the reception.

Charles is an easy and usually deserving target. He's the squarest man in the world, a rich, underemployed old fogy who has dressed and acted like the 56-year-old he is for the last 40 years. But after a lifetime of feckless world travel, dilettantism, and endless chukkas of polo, he's finally coming good. Despite enduring years of unforgivably cruel jokes at the expense of the woman he loves, Charles is about to do something a Frenchman would never consider: He's going to marry his mistress.
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I think a lot of people here just loved Diana. And in an interview Diana gave here on TV she said that Camilla was always part of Charles's life when he was married to Diana and Camilla was the woman he had an affair with. Diana ended up feeling depressed, anorexic and suicidal due to the situation she was in and Charles's affair with Camilla was one of the reasons she felt that way.

So far the reaction here has been apathetic to say the least. No one really cares. Charles and Camilla could have got married privately but Charles decided to make it a huge public event and is now annoyed that the British people are getting too excited about it. It's become a bit of a running joke now with the Queen not going, the dates being delayed, the venue not being allowed, the title fiasco about whether Camilla will be Queen or not - one disaster after another. The fact the Queen is not going speaks volumes about what she really thinks about it. I am not much of a Royalist but I think the Queen is always pretty dignified and a smart woman and she knows the public aren't too bothered and is not going to get involved in the media circus if she doesn't need to.

I will be watching though to see what she wears though


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for me it has nothing to do with diana. i disapprove of camilla and charles because i disapprove of anyone that commits adultary. just my personal feelings.

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I don't like Prince Charles and I hope he never becomes King. And I don't give a rats-arse about Camilla.
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it's great for entertainment. It's good he married Diana first though, the monarchy'd be in the toilet much sooner if the future heirs hadn't come out with the benefit of the Spencer looks

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Gorgeous Sweetie: Patsy to be at the Wedding

Some interesting names feature on the guest list for the blessing ceremony to be held at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Europe's royals are conspicuous by the absence. The list contains no reigning monarchs from Europe whatsoever and only one from elsewhere: The King of Bahrain. Otherwise, exiled royals The King and Queen of the Hellenes Prince Radu of Hohenzollern and Her Royal Highness Princess Margarita of Romania and Crown Prince and Princess Alexander of Yugoslavia, minor royals Prince and Princess Constantijn of The Netherlands, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia and Prince Turki Al-Faisal and Her Highness Princess Nouf bint Fahad, Saudi Arabia pad out the list. The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway are the only senior reps from reigning European royal families on the list.

The celebs list is a bit more interesting. Notable guests include Joanna "Patsy" Lumley, Joan Rivers and Prunella Scales (aka Sybil in Fawlty Towers). Sting and Kenneth Branagh will also attend.

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People make mistakes. Doesn't mean they can't become King and Queen of England.
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...deep down do you approve of Camilla?

Indisputably, I don’t/never will approve her. She can never be compared to Diana from any aspect.

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The celebs list is a bit more interesting. Notable guests include Joanna "Patsy" Lumley, Joan Rivers and Prunella Scales (aka Sybil in Fawlty Towers). Sting and Kenneth Branagh will also attend.
Thanks, doll. Yes I will be attending - by popular demand!

Sting's going? I thought he had cancelled all engagements for a tantric sex session. They've been going at it since January!

I hope Patsy is bringing champagne because she's my kinda broad. God knows I will need a drink if I have to tell Camilla with a straight face, that she looks great!

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It seems most of the replys here are against the wedding. Personally i've never warmed to Charles or Camilla but recently i've begun to feel a little bit sorry for them. I do think they were both very much victims of circumstance. People in a way blame Camilla for Diana's death but if you look at it Charles should've never married Diana in the first place and i'd put the fact that he did down to royal pressure. I'm actually glad to see that he finally put head to that pressure and is following his heart. I think the fact that the Queen is putting public opinion before her own son speaks volumes of the kind of woman i've always thought she is..a cold-hearted, archaic old bitch.
Even though i've never liked them i do wish Charles and Camilla a life-time of happiness..as they say in Ireland..There, but for the grace of God, go I

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it's great for entertainment. It's good he married Diana first though, the monarchy'd be in the toilet much sooner if the future heirs hadn't come out with the benefit of the Spencer looks
aaah, you understand my only reason to watch it closely on saturday: Wills

I really don't understand why they didn't just do a little chapel on an unknown date, but I guess it speaks for Charles he wants it to be all public, telling the world this is the woman he loves.

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