Tuesday 24 October 2017

Queen's children paid high price for her meddling

Prince Charles and Camilla: a wedding of enormous importance
Prince Charles and Camilla: a wedding of enormous importance

KEVIN Myers erred in saying that the last great royal wedding in Britain was the marriage of Diana and Charles when it was, in fact, the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

This wedding was of enormous importance, given that the heir to the throne of Britain and the next head of the Church of England was marrying a divorced woman, and one with whom he had been carrying on an affair for the duration of his marriage to Diana.

To gauge the significance of this marriage, it should be borne in mind that the queen had forbidden her sister, Princess Margaret, from marrying the divorced Peter Townsend, and that Margaret's subsequent marriage to Anthony Armstrong-Jones ended in divorce.

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