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The Engagement of the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles on this day in 2005, and was followed by a photocall ahead of an Official Dinner at Windsor Castle that evening, at which the bride presented her magnificent Art Deco Engagement Ring which came form the Queen Mother. The marriage was not without its controversy, with scandal, divorce, and tragedy in their 40-year long romance, the couple got married at Windsor Castle in April, and the bride took the title of Duchess of Cornwall to honour the memory of her predecessor, Diana, Princess of Wales.
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I want to say that I think Camilla is the soul of discretion. I know, that may sound strange about a woman who had an affair with a married man while she was still married herself! But this is a story that has many layers, from the fact that neither Prince Charles nor Lady Diana kept their vows to the infidelity of Camilla’s own husband. The discretion I refer to has to do with the fact that she chose to use Duchess of Cornwall rather than Princess of Wales. The latter is her title, regardless of what anyone might want, but she chose not to use it. I think she didn’t want to upset Prince Charles’ sons and I’m pretty sure they appreciated it. From all accounts they and Camilla get along well. That also speaks of her discretion. For that and the fact that she obviously makes Prince Charles very happy, I like Camilla very much. I think she will make an excellent Queen Consort, a discrete and helpful companion to Prince Charles, however long or short his reign is.