Queen Elizabeth Apparently Called Camilla a 'Wicked Woman' Following Affair With Charles

The altercation happened after a few martinis, according to a new book.

Queen Elizabeth Apparently Called Camilla a 'Wicked Woman' Following Affair
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According to a scandalous new biography about Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II was not a fan of her son's wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, for the longest time.

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Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles (opens in new tab) famously conducted an affair while Charles was still married to Princess Diana. Following his divorce, Prince Charles began seeing Camilla again, but apparently the Queen was not, shall we say, here for it.

As Tom Bower writes in his new book (via Daily Mail (opens in new tab)), Rebel Prince: The Power and Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, apparently Queen Elizabeth II had been drinking "several martinis" when she told her son that "she would not condone his adultery, nor forgive Camilla for not leaving Charles alone to allow his marriage to recover."

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And she didn't stop there. Bower alleges (via People (opens in new tab)) that the Queen even went so far as to call Camilla, "that wicked woman," and reiterated her feelings by announcing, "I want nothing to do with her."

Even though the Duchess of Cornwall is now an accepted part of the British royal family, it's clear that Prince Charles' relationship (opens in new tab) with her took a long time to find acceptance.

Despite finally getting married in 2005, People notes (opens in new tab) that because of how their relationship started, and the fact that "their affair had been a factor in the breakup of both of their marriages, they were not permitted to marry in the Church of England, so instead they wed formally in Windsor Town Hall."

Ultimately, though, their marriage was blessed at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, which is where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed (opens in new tab) on May 19, 2018.

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Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.