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Old 09-15-2011, 09:19 PM
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There could very well be multiple reasons why the higher ups in the royal family and those that run them have accepted Camilla. To be sure, Charles had decided that he was never going to let her go. But a part from that Camilla seems to have a lot of qualities that are admired in a royal mistress, one of them being discretion and not having a need to be in the spotlight, which apparently is something that Kanga did not have.

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Old 09-16-2011, 10:14 AM
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yeah, Camilla's discretion is a big plus. luckily, Kanga was not involved with Charles after he got married so she did not have too much to talk about (she talked about Charles years after their affair, though). maybe I am naive, but I honestly think Camilla is the only woman Charles has ever truly loved

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Old 09-16-2011, 07:55 PM
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So is there a thread that organizes in one place the known consorts and mistresses of Prince Charles?

He's quite lucky, isn't he, to have had the playboy lifestyle (British Crown Prince style) and then settled down in time to leave many people with the impression that he's quite a well-behaved, diplomatic sort of chap who mostly just looks on at things from the sidelines.

I had totally forgotten about Kanga until I saw this thread. It's a strange feeling, remembering (for example) how many girlfriends the papers alleged the Prince to have had before he settled upon Diana and whether he was going to give up his more "adult" lifestyle to live with the young Lady Diana. It was riveting and then, from all appearances, Prince Charles gave up Kanga and Camilla and all the other exotic-sounding ladies and become quite the family man.

Wish I'd seen the documentary, as all the details are so very vague in my mind.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:07 PM
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The Kanga documentary is somewhere on youtube. I believe you can find it by typing in her name, or it might have been called "Prince Charles' Mistress" I can't recall if that is the exact name.
I guess it is a good thing that Charles essentially was a "sowing his wild oats" type a guy and not like Bill Clinton and JFK who can't seem to keep their pants on.
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An interesting photo gallery back-catalog of Charles's female friends, most more recognisable by their maiden names.

In pictures: Prince Charles's relationships - Telegraph

A notable omission is Lucia Santa Cruz, daughter of the then Chilean ambassador to the Court of St James, who was Charles's girlfriend 1968-70.
She was invited to the Royal Wedding in 1981 and Charles and Camilla dropped in for tea while visiting Chile in 2009.

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Old 01-18-2016, 09:47 PM
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Lucia Santa Cruz was never Prince Charles' lover.

In November of 1994 she sued Jonathan Dimbleby.

Dimbleby publicly apologized and stated he would remove from future editions of the book the paragraph that had been misinterpreted as Charles and Lucia having an intimate relationship.

When the media had her dating Charles she was actually engaged to another man. I believe it is the same man she is now married to. She has known her husband since 1959.
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The Kanga documentary was interesting, id heard a blip about her on a Diana doc about her dying soon after she did, so looked her up, such a rough end to her life.

I did enjoy the part her and Camilla dueling over Charles, and their alternate pregnancies had them in fits that the other would get one up on them while with child.

Had some good tidbits on how the upper crust looks at marriages, gives some insights and makes you ask questions about how things all played out with C&D&C&K ^^. Diana wore a few Kanga dresses as a snub to Camilla LOL.

Also depending on how you look at it late 96/1997 was a tough year for women in PoW's life, First Kanga was "pushed/fell" out of a high window at rehab, then Camillas crash in which she ran from the scene claiming that she was scared it was staged an as assassination attempt, before august 31st that year it sounded like crazy talk, then Diana's made her look not so crazy, then Kanga dies of blood poisoning claimed from her bedsores from being confined to a wheelchair a few months later. Sadly by then the nation was all grieved out, her funeral was a sad, poorly attended affair.

That beats the heck out of most actuarial tables I know of, im not going to use the CT word, but makes you think......

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2- According to Christopher Andersen's book, After Diana from around 1976- 1996, C. had an on- again, off- again affair with Canadian woman Janet Jenkins. The book quotes love letters, and in an interview in the book, Jenkins confirms the affair. And of course Kanga for 25 years. The book claims C had affairs with at least a dozen women during this period. I do not know how accurate that claim is. But Andersen is a pretty reliable writer. I recommend you read the book.
3- As far as the world knows, Charles has been faithful to Camilla since the time of her marriage.
At least a dozen, eh, and up to 1996....sounds like good reading :) Camilla better watch out, like the saying goes, when you marry your mistress a job opens up^^

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And to this day nobody can say who it was, although I do recall reading an article saying that it had been Diana after all. Not when the price of the photo relys on it I would have thought. One wonders about the truth of the incident, no reporter worth his salt goes anywhere without a photographer.I am well aware of what a Kanga dress looked liked, but still fail to see any significance, it was a dress that had been purchased and the messsage could have been, 'I can buy and sell you any day'!.They were part of the Highgrove set, but after a time, Were is the operative word. Dale distanced herself from everyone, it wasn't a case of they fell out with her, she ignored them. Very tragic scenario but as we have no idea when Charles and Camilla finally got back together, unlikely. We only have Dale's belief that she and Diana were 'close', after all Diana accused the Highgrove set, Charles' friends of being against her from the start. Two alligned broken hearts, I don't think so!
Ah the royal train story, always love to see the Camilla fans fall over themselves trying to explain that one away.....Diana was being too much of a cautious cat in the courtship I feel to risk the what she felt was the "big prize" by such a foolish endeavor with all the press on her, especially with all the houses of friends they spent weekends at, it would have given her ample chance if she fancied a pre marriage roll in the hay.

But given that many of those weekend visits were at the Parker Bowles place & Charles need for mothering and his once every three week schedule with Camilla, it seems totally something hed ask Camilla to do, plus maybe in Camillas mind if it tanked Diana's chances to boot well bonus marks, only Charles and the actual woman know and they're not talking.

As for Diana wearing the Kanga dress at live aid and maybe others, I agree with the documentary that it was a snub to C&C, in Dianas mind it seemed the enemy of my enemy is my friend, not besties, but someone who might be useful, type of friend.

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