The Woman Who Won't Be Queen

Though Camilla Parker Bowles has been intimately involved with Prince Charles for more than three decades, she has managed to keep a remarkably low profile. That was partly a public relations necessity, especially during her affair with the Prince of Wales while both were married to other people. And in the aftermath of Diana's death in 1997, Camilla practically disappeared from view. Rocked by the outpouring of emotion the tragedy evoked, the royal family was careful to keep an official distance from the person many blamed — rightly or wrongly — for breaking up Charles and Diana's marriage. But by 1999,...

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