Queen Elizabeth Strongly Disliked ‘Wicked Woman’ Consort Camilla
Queen Elizabeth once had a strong dislike for the woman who would become her son’s future consort, Camilla. A new
Queen Elizabeth once had a strong dislike for the woman who would become her son’s future consort, Camilla. A new biography is giving people a peek into the royal life and reign of Elizabeth. But it’s posing a little bit of a problem for the current King, Charles. Because there could end up being a chapter in there about his disastrous divorce from Princess Diana. And his subsequent remarrying with Camilla. A chapter which, when viewed through the eyes of his mother Elizabeth, might not be so flattering.
Queen’s Biography Poses Unique Problem
In the days of yore, biographies written about monarchs after their passing would be, by and large, flattering. They would tell the tale of the young monarch’s rise to power, their reign of good deeds, and noble passing.
Biographies today tend to have a different formula: honesty. This means that in order to write about the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth, a biographer will have to find a way to get honest accounts from those around her. Those accounts of the Queen herself might be flattering, as she was a beloved and dignified ruler. Yet that bubble of perfection doesn’t necessarily encompass her entire family.
During Elizabeth’s reign, a number of high-profile scandals took place. And because paparazzi exist to a fevered degree that no British monarch ever faced before, the public already knows the ins and outs of most of these scandals. A biographer hoping to paint a rosy picture of her time on the throne will have to tread carefully around these scandals. Since at least one of them involves the current ruling monarch, King Charles.
Queen Elizabeth Strongly Disliked ‘Wicked Woman’ Future Consort Camilla
The biography of Queen Elizabeth is reportedly going to be the longest ever written. And Royal historian Robert Lacey recently revealed to The Royal Observer why that might be making the King a little jumpy. Lacey explains, “Any serious book has to examine the more difficult aspects of the King’s relationship with his mother.” He adds, “That’s why I wonder whether it can possibly be published in his lifetime. The years of real crisis in the Queen’s reign revolved around the breakup of Charles’s marriage to Diana. There is the testimony of a private secretary that the Queen told Charles she wanted ‘nothing to do’ with Camilla — whom she described as ‘that wicked woman,’ and that Prince Charles himself was close to tears over this.” It took from the mid-90s until 2005 before Elizabeth would even consent to let her son marry Camilla.
Impossible To Publish During King Charles’ Reign?
He muses: “I can’t see any way that the candid verdicts on Prince Charles among some very senior figures in the palace and during the monarchy’s dark days of the 1990s can possibly be published during his reign.”
The biography will be broken into two. And the author will be handpicked from noted royal historians by Charles himself. So it’s unlikely that we will get all the dirty details about Queen Elizabeth’s thoughts on Camilla. But people who lived through the era will forever remember the truth of the situation. A truth that King Charles won’t be able to bury completely.