There’s even more rumors about Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, this week.
This time, tabloid Globe magazine claims that Camilla flew into a “jealous rage” over in-law Kate Middleton.
The publication, which has been extremely spotty with its royal reporting, claims in its upcoming edition that “Prince William’s beautiful wife, Kate, has conquered America – just like his late mother, Princess Diana. And her royal rival – scheming Camilla – is fit to be tied.”
Globe has essentially strung along a narrative about Camilla for years, saying she’s “jealous” and scheming behind the scenes to become queen eventually, while also mistreating Kate. About two weeks ago, Globe (and only Globe) claimed Camilla and Prince Charles were about to have a divorce, which seems extremely unlikely because it would be a PR nightmare for the man who is set to become king one day.
Globe and a few websites have been the only ones reporting on Camilla’s anger problems and alleged plots, which suggests there’s probably not much truth to them. No mainstream outlets outside of the supermarket tabloids have said anything on Charles’ alleged divorce (there was an absurd report, citing unnamed sources, back in June that claimed Queen Elizabeth ordered the two to split, which didn’t happen) or Camilla’s so-called scheming.
The narrative about Camilla likely stems from the scandal that erupted when Charles divorced Princess Diana and said he loved Camilla for years. As MailOnline said in an editorial a few years ago, “[Camilla] is clearly not fond of the spotlight which she jokingly refers to ‘putting her head above the parapet’. Can you blame her? For years, her every appearance or even utterance – of which there have been remarkably few – has been seized upon, dissected, analysed and – more often than not – decried.”
Charles and Camilla were photographed at a reception for members of the diplomatic corps. She also wore diamond earrings and a four-string pearl necklace.
Royal watchers also speculated the tiara is possibly a family heirloom from her maternal grandmother, Sonia Rosemary Cubitt, Baroness Ashcombe, according to MailOnline. She previously wore the piece when she got married to Andrew Parker Bowles back in 1973.
Her daughter, Laura, also wore the tiara when she got married in 2006.
Also on Tuesday, Charles joked with television presenter Eamonn Holmes, who embraced Camilla. “Where have you been with my wife?” the prince quipped.
“We always meet in peculiar places,” Camilla said to Holmes, according to the Express. And last month, Charles and Camilla also visited Columbia.
Meanwhile, Kate and Prince William are to head to New York City and Washington, DC in a few days.
According to People magazine, a source said they want to meet as many Americans as possible.
“When they’re meeting people, they want to have a conversation without the other person worrying too much about how to address them,” the source told the magazine. “The message is, address them in whatever way you feel most comfortable.”