Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have loved each other for over thirty years. Their love story is the greatest love story of our time. It's a wonder that more people do not see it this way. Although the public loved the late Princess Diana dearly, this does not diminish the great love story that belongs to Prince Charles and his true love, Camilla Parker Bowles.
Whenever they are together in public, you can see in their faces how deeply in love they are. After over thirty years, they want to be together all the time. How many couples can say that?
A lot of people want to scorn Prince Charles, but I have long thought that he is wonderful. In his younger days, he entered an ill-advised marriage with Diana, in large part because the woman he truly loved, Camilla Parker Bowles, had already married someone else while Charles was away. The beautiful, innocent Diana seemed like a good choice, and she was indeed a lovely person. But sadly, Charles and Diana had nothing in common except their two sons. Charles and Diana were such vastly different people that their marriage was hopeless before it even started.
Throughout their marriage, Charles maintained his friendship with Camilla Parker Bowles, and eventually they did commit adultery. Of course, this is not anything to be condoned. In fact, their own wedding ceremony contains a centuries-old prayer for forgiveness (and as we all know, Princess Diana also committed adultery).
It is not hard to "forgive" Charles and Camilla for their sin, because their adultery was not borne of lust, but instead of genuine, lasting love. Camilla is the love of Charles' life. Prince Charles is the love of Camilla's life! Now they are finally going to be able to make this legal, and live openly together as a married couple - after more than thirty years of waiting. HOW ROMANTIC IS THAT??
Their love has stood the test of time, pressures and problems. The worst incident of all was when their very private words became public. That was indeed a scandal, but unfortunately, this is a reality of having such a public life. Did this embarrassing event stop them? Of course not. Has public scorn and ridicule stopped Prince Charles from being true to his love, Camilla Parker Bowles? No. Prince Charles is utterly devoted to Camilla, now and forever.
To the inestimable credit of Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles is not some twenty-something babe. If the Prince wanted to, he could find many such "babes" to date and marry. But the Prince is not like that. He loves a real woman - a woman who is in her fifties. A woman who is attractive but who is not a supermodel - she's the real thing. He adores her because of who she is on the inside as well as the outside. They are soulmates and the love of each other's lives.
What was all this talk that Princess Diana would jinxing the wedding day from beyond the grave? What utter nonsense. In spite of Diana's resentment toward Camilla during her marriage, at this point, the Diana most people remember would have moved on long ago. She would wish now Charles well in his marriage to the woman he adores.
There was also idle gossip that things like bad weather on the wedding day would be laughable, and a sign that the wedding was to be scorned. Why? Why should Charles and Camilla endure any more of this? They so obviously love each other. They have waited eight years since the death of Princess Diana. Is that not long enough?? They have in essence waited until the children grew up. Prince Charles and his love Camilla deserve our highest well wishes and joy.
We should all wish Prince Charles and his lady Camilla the very greatest happiness. Finally, after all these years, they are married. Bravo!
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