LONDON, United Kingdom
Some celebrities are famous enough to be recognizable no matter where they go. We are sure that you know about the British family. You must have heard of Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle before. They get so much press time that we are sure of it. However, you probably had no idea that Prince Harry and William have a step-sister.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana exchanged vows and then tied the knot in 1981. However, they were not the right people for each other. When they got married, his heart was already with someone else.
Called It Quits
In 1971, he met Camilla Parker Bowles for the first time. They got romantically involved but then broke up a few years later. They moved on and married other people but failed to forget each other even then.
In 1995, Princess Diana had this to say about their relationship: “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” We are glad to hear that she chose not to linger and moan about this.
Princess Of Wales
No, she embraced the fact that she was the Princess of Wales instead. She became known for her charity work, which gave the royal family a new spark. In time, she became a pop cultural icon.
People also noticed that she chose to raise her royal kids in a new way. She did not rely on nannies or relatives but made her schedule revolve around the boys. She used to take them to school, mind you.
The royal family was plagued by scandal after scandal. Diana and Charles split up and then got divorced. Of course, this piece of news did not please a lot of people. However, there was more to come.
A Tragic Death
The car that Princess Diana was riding then crashed into one of the pillars in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel on August 31, 1997. The press was chasing her back then. She would soon die of internal injuries.
Many were shocked when they heard the news. Mourners began to pour into the city to respect her memory. Back then, so many flowers were left outside her house that they looked just like a carpet.
A lot of people were in grief over the tragedy. After the public funeral, it was time for all the members of the royal family to go back to regular programming. No one expected what Charles did next.
Getting Back Together
In 2005, people found out that Charles was getting back together with Camilla. They were not only going out on dates. No, they wanted to get married too! It means that his sons would get a new stepmom.
A New Start
The public was dubious if she could replace Princess Diana. The royal family had a different issue with it, but they pulled together in the end. Charles was clearly happy with Camilla, which made his sons happy.
No Wicked Stepmom
“She’s not the wicked stepmother,” Harry said back in 2005. He went on, “William and I love her to bits.” The public also came to accept her over the years. She was not the only person to join the royal family.