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Camilla empathised with Princess Diana over Prince Charles’ ‘regimented’ demands


Camilla had felt empathy towards Princess Diana in the first few years when she became Prince Charles’ wife, according to royal author Tina Brown.

In her book “The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor—The Truth and Turmoil,” the biographer said that the Duchess of Cornwall initially had trouble following her husband’s tight demands. He had expected her to be punctual in their public engagements, which has never been her strong suit.

In an excerpt of her book published by The Telegraph, Brown wrote, “The ambivalence of her position was becoming untenable. For a while, she had thought that there was an upside to not being Charles’s wife. She had always hated flying, speaking in public, dressing up, and getting press attention. She had never had a calendar filled with things she didn’t want to do, which essentially defines the royal way of life.”

The author claimed that Prince Charles’ routine was relentless and he had expected Camilla “to be ready for engagements at his own regimented pace. When she asked where they were going, he would snap: ‘Haven’t you read the brief?'”