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Old 02-10-2005, 10:41 AM
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It's amazing how quickly times change, isn't it? 30 years ago, when Charles and Camilla first wanted to get married, the Queen wouldn't allow it because Camilla was a commoner. Now things have come full circle and they are finally getting married. Think of how much sadness and heartbreak on both sides could have been avoided if they had been allowed to marry the first time around.

I worry about William and Harry though, and how this news will affect them. Since the wedding is coming up in just two months, I would assume it has been planned for awhile now. I wonder if Harry's recent acting up has had something to do with is reaction to this news.... Just my thoughts though.

Old 02-10-2005, 10:42 AM
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Ewwwwww. Queen Camilla??? I don't think the Brits will stand for that and I really don't know how Queen Elizabeth could!!!

Old 02-10-2005, 10:50 AM
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thats the reason she wont be queen camilla is because us the british public will not accept her as are queen and this will cause alot of problems so that why they gonna have us call her princess consort, i personally dont think many people will still accept her even after they get married. i just hope it aint shown on tv i for one wont be watching i doubt many people in this country will be i'll make sure im out
Old 02-10-2005, 10:52 AM
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i also think that charles will never been king anyways look at the queen now shes in her 80's??? still healthy if she lasts as long as the queen mother charles will mostly likely be dead by the time she died. i think that from when charles gets married there gonna start getting william ready to be king i really dont see charles at all being king
Old 02-10-2005, 11:36 AM
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Well I was surprised to hear the news to say the least!
But I suppose it is time they finally married. After so much controversy and broken marriages on both sides.
Its interesting that Camilla will be called Princess Consort and not Queen if and when Charles becomes King. That should satify those who oppose the union.
I am just so sorry that Diana was never meant to be Queen.
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Prince Charles will marry Camilla Parker Bowles

Prince Charles said Thursday he will marry his divorced lover Camilla Parker Bowles in April, putting an official seal on a long romance that Princess Diana blamed for the breakdown of her tempestuous marriage to the heir to the throne. The announcement ruled out the possibility that she would become queen.
-> more infos at:

What is your opinion ?
1. Camilia may never become the queen of England
2. Camilia shall take the same putting value as Diana

Old 02-10-2005, 11:48 AM
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Congratulations to the Couple. I wish them the best. Itīs unfortunate that she will not be called the Princess of Wales for she is marrying the Prince of Wales. And too bad she will not be called Queen Camilla. I like the ring of that. The fact that the Church of England will not marry them because she is a divorcee continues to be a point of supreme irony. O, well. Itīs also unfortunate that his sons have managed(with his help) to make this time leading up to the wedding not so scandal free. Well, maybe there will be no more scandals from this moment on. That would be great.
Old 02-10-2005, 11:54 AM
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Well what should I say. I would have rather seen Charles with Diana, a thousand times better, happy. But that didn't happen. We all know the honest story now, the raw truth. But, who am I to judge who he should spend his life with. Who am I? I don't even live in England. Honesty says he's waited long enough to be together with the love of his life. It's just as it is. I think it's best up to the people of Great Britain to decide if she may become queen. Maybe a democratic vote would be best. Because the worst thing would be a queen the people maybe still hold grudge against.
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About the engagement ring: it's a family heirloom..

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Itīs the first official photo of Prince Charles and Camilla.



Old 02-10-2005, 12:04 PM
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i am so shock, stunned, surprise and speechless. i wonder how his sons feel? just think, this women help break up their parent's marriage
ain' no sunshine when i gone
Old 02-10-2005, 12:08 PM
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Yeah, I think Charles is kinda old news anyway. I don't think "HRH the Princess Consort" Camilla won't go over very well either. I know being king is really important to Charles, but I think when he remarries outside of the church that he might one day represent, then this is an indication that he needs to politely step aside in favor of William.
Old 02-10-2005, 12:20 PM
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I guess if it makes all those involved happy I might as well wish them good luck. You only live so long and happiness is so hard to come by. I though find it still hard to forgive Camilla and Charles for hurting Diana. But, if Prince William and Prince Harry give their approval then that is all that matters.
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Originally Posted by Elspeth
The Church of England has relaxed its rules somewhat in recent years and is now prepared to marry divorcees if it's clear the previous marriage was beyond repair and if the new spouse wasn't involved in wrecking the first marriage of the divorced party. In this case, since Charles clearly was a factor in the breakup of Camilla's marriage, I don't know how they're rationalising it.

This is what the Church of England says about marriage of divorcees in church:
O, I didnīt see this. Thanks for the update. Well, still itīs ironic. My congratulations once again to the Prince and Princess of Wales(She will be legally the Princess of Wales and he is known as the Duke of Cornwall but who really calls him the Duke of Cornwall anyway? Usage and legality is the difference so I think Iīll call her the Princess of Wales since that will be her legal name).
Old 02-10-2005, 12:46 PM
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Sorry my ignorance, but isn't Phillip, Queen Elisabeth's husband, Prince Consort anyway?

I didn't think Philip is a Prince Consort, just a regular prince.

King Charles, doesnt sound very good to me.

I have read that if/when Charles takes the throne he will take one of his secondary names since throughout history all the King Charles' have had bad luck. Not like Charles himself has lead a lucky adult life.

He had to marry someone with royal blood but Camilla was and is very much commoner.

I don't think this is quite true. I think he could have married her, but he went off to have a naval career instead. When he returned Camilla was already married to APB. They were much stricter about royals marrying divorcees back then.

Didnt they give any reason why she wouldnt be called princess of wales and later queen camilla?

I would assume it's because of public opinion.

Well, I guess good for them. As long as William and Harry are OK with it, we should be too. I think it's very tasteful that Camilla will not be Princess of Wales or Queen.
Old 02-10-2005, 12:50 PM
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My congratulations to prince Charles and his fiancee ...i read that the divorcees will marry in a civil ceremony and not in the Church of England, that Parker Bowles will be called Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall after the marriage, and that she will be known as the princess consort, not the queen, when Charles becomes king. i think that's a good thing and aslo 75 % of people of england desaproved this union !!
Old 02-10-2005, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Binky

I have read that if/when Charles takes the throne he will take one of his secondary names since throughout history all the King Charles' have had bad luck. Not like Charles himself has lead a lucky adult life.
I read that he intended to take the name George as king, to honour his grandfather.
Old 02-10-2005, 12:58 PM
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She is legally the princess of wales, but will not be called so. This bothers me.

But anyway...I think that it is right for them to get married and to not live in sin anymore.

However seeing the recent news on how Harry feels about Camilla...I am quite concerned about him and William, but moreso Harry. Like it was said earlier and what I have been thinking about-maybe what Harry has been doing lately is an indication of how he feels about the marriage. Poor boys and Poor QEII.
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Old 02-10-2005, 01:03 PM
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I am happy that they will marry, the situation was not right for the long term.

the thought that because camilla was divorced and her former husband was still alive the marriage was sensitive seemed a bit depressing.
So another person who will be very happy for his former wife is Mr. Parker Bowles,
his being alive is not a hindrance to anything.

wonder what she will wear and who will design it,
wild guess: cream coloured dress or suit without frills but feminine......
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Anyway, good decision to take up George. Kings named Charles in the past have not had calm and good reigns. Donīt want to have the fate of Charles I, thatīs for sure.

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