Fractured Fairy Tale

June 1969 Charles, 20, is featured in a TIME cover story just before his investiture as Prince of Wales.

June 1971 Charles meets 23-year-old Camilla Shand for the first time at a polo match in Windsor.

1972 The couple become close, but the relationship ends after Charles fails to propose and leaves for duty with the Royal Navy.

July 1973 Camilla marries cavalry officer Andrew Parker Bowles (with Charles, below at left), with whom she has had an on-off relationship.

Nov. 1977 Charles...

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