The annals of history are full of stories of forgotten royal siblings. They were the ones left out in the cold, while their brothers and sisters prospered or ascended the throne. Thankfully, though, times have changed. Indeed, while Princes William and Harry have a stepsister whom few know about. And there are also good reasons why many haven’t heard of her, too. All in all, then, it’s a complicated but fascinating bit of royal history.
In the summer of 1981 Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. But while the wedding was considered to herald a “fairy tale” marriage, that wouldn’t quite prove to be the case. The relationship was apparently strained from the start, in fact, as Charles’ heart seemingly lay elsewhere – with a married woman for whom he had always carried a torch. That woman, of course, was Camilla Parker Bowles.
Indeed, after Diana and Charles had split, the princess would tell the BBC in 1995, “There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.” It was a blunt comment that appeared to come from a place of hurt. Yet despite the trials and tribulations that Diana had faced in her relationship, there was one love that had seemingly never died: her love for her children.