After all, the infamous assertion made by Diana (“there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded”) in her 1995 Panorama interview coupled with the solidification of Diana’s role as “The People’s Princess,” a title bestowed upon her posthumously by then-U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, makes it tough to let go of the past.
Because, yes, as it turns out, Camilla was the right woman for Charles despite the monarchy’s meddling and insistence that he wed a more youthful (read: virginal) bride. He’s loved one woman forever and always, and the queen—who knows the calm that comes from a consistent and even-keeled partner (ahem, Prince Philip)—now sees the impact that could have on her son, but also the monarchy’s survival as she nears the end of her reign.
But Diana. Are we really ready to forgive even if we don’t forget?
It’s a conflict that will likely take even more time and reflection to resolve. One suggestion from a Royally Obsessed listener was to reinstate Diana’s HRH title as a way to elevate the Princess of Wales once again.
Bottom line: Whatever our feelings about Queen Camilla, royal change is on the horizon. We’ll just have to wait and see how it all plays out.
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