Camilla was never the ‘villain’ in Princess Diana’s marriage, expert fumes

A royal expert has hit out at people casting Camilla as the "villain" in Princess Diana's tragic marriage with Prince Charles.

Britani Barger said the Duchess of Cornwall should not be thought of as the "other woman" and it's "past time for that narrative to stop", writes the Express.

Writing for Royal Central, she said: “For decades, many have painted the Duchess of Cornwall as a villain cast opposite of Diana’s hero. It is past time for that narrative to stop.

“We see her as the other woman, running around with the Prince of Wales while he was married to Diana.

“It is important to remember that these two loved each other from the beginning, and it was the Royal Family who would not allow them to be together.

“If they had had it their way, they would have been married to each other from the beginning.

“Now, I’m not condoning an extramarital affair, but there is more to this story than gets reported.”

The Prince of Wales met Camilla at a polo match in the 1970s but the royal family blocked their marriage because she was already in a relationship with Andrew Parker-Bowles.

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He first met Diana when she was 16 in November 1977 while dating her older sister Lady Sarah.

Diana was originally thought of as the better choice as she was the granddaughter of the Queen's friend Lady Fermoy.

Meanwhile Camilla then ended up marrying Andrew in 1973 and went on to have two children together, Laura and Tom Parker-Bowles.

After Diana’s death, Camilla and Charles brought their relationship out in the open, with the pair attending a hunt with Princes William and Harry.

In 2004, both William and Harry were told Camilla was to become their stepmother until Charles, 72, finally married Camilla in 2005, in a low key ceremony at Windsor Guildhall.

Camilla has cemented her place in the Royal Family in recent years and the Queen even elevated her to the Privy Council in June 2016.

The Queen’s promotion of the Duchess of Cornwall was seen by many as possible signal that her son and heir intends to make her Queen Camilla.

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