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Added 6/27/15. (first published 2006)
I read Charles & Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair by Gyles Brandreth. They are trying to "sell" Camilla to the public. :)
The first part of the book is filled with gossip about their ancestors. I'm not interested in who slept with whom back in the 1700s and 1800s. All those fancy titles of English nobility make my eyes glaze over. They are all strangers to me. I don't care a whit about them. Maybe the rest of the book will be more interesting since it will deal with persons I'm familiar with.
It's interesting to read the statistics of how the Brits feel about all this. It's also interesting to read how the media has treated the issues.
IMO, now matter how nice a person Camilla turns out to be, many of us can never forget the pain which Diana went through, pain which was caused by Camilla's relationship with Prince Charles.
Of course, the kids, William and Harry, are caught in the middle. They have to go along with what has happened, just as the Queen must go along at this point. The future awaits...
It will be interesting to see how all this turns out.
PS-I get the feeling that the author of this book tried his best to tell both sides of the story. It seems a pretty fair accounting. As one of my GR group members said: "Diana never had a chance." In other words, all the circumstances were stacked against her.
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