The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles And The Love Affair That Rocked The Crown

The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles And The Love Affair That Rocked The Crown

Synopsis

In the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall—the infamous other woman who made the marriage of Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana "a bit crowded"—esteemed royal biographer Penny Junor tells the unlikely and extraordinary story of the woman reviled as a pariah who, thanks to numerous twists of fate, became the popular princess consort.

Few know the Windsor family as well as veteran royal biographer and journalist Penny Junor. In The Duchess, she casts her insightful, sensitive eye on the intriguing, once widely despised, and little-known Camilla Parker Bowles, revealing in full, for the first time, the remarkable rise of a woman who was the most notorious mistress in the world.

As Camilla’s marriage to Charles approached in 2005, the British public were upset at the prospect that this woman, universally reviled for wrecking the royal marriage, would one day become queen. Sensitive to public opinion, the palace announced that this would never happen; when Charles eventually acceded to the throne, Camilla would be known as the princess consort. Yet a decade later British public sentiment had changed, with a majority believing that Camilla should become queen.

Junor argues that although Camilla played a central role in the darkest days of the modern monarchy—Charles and Diana’s acrimonious and scandalous split—she also played a central role in restoring the royal family’s reputation, especially that of Prince Charles. A woman with no ambition to be a princess, a duchess, or a queen, Camilla simply wanted to be with, and support, the man who has always been the love of her life. Junor contends that their marriage has reinvigorated Charles, allowing him to finally become comfortable as the heir to the British throne.

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Chapters

  • 001 The Duchess intro
    Duration: 09s
  • 002 The Duchess Introduction
    Duration: 15min
  • 003 The Duchess Chapter 01
    Duration: 14min
  • 004 The Duchess Chapter 02
    Duration: 23min
  • 005 The Duchess Chapter 03
    Duration: 14min
  • 006 The Duchess Chapter 04
    Duration: 27min
  • 007 The Duchess Chapter 05
    Duration: 14min
  • 008 The Duchess Chapter 06
    Duration: 12min
  • 009 The Duchess Chapter 07
    Duration: 23min
  • 010 The Duchess Chapter 08
    Duration: 23min
  • 011 The Duchess Chapter 09
    Duration: 17min
  • 012 The Duchess Chapter 10
    Duration: 17min
  • 013 The Duchess Chapter 11
    Duration: 19min
  • 014 The Duchess Chapter 12
    Duration: 16min
  • 015 The Duchess Chapter 13
    Duration: 10min
  • 016 The Duchess Chapter 14
    Duration: 19min
  • 017 The Duchess Chapter 15
    Duration: 11min
  • 018 The Duchess Chapter 16
    Duration: 15min
  • 019 The Duchess Chapter 17
    Duration: 16min
  • 020 The Duchess Chapter 18
    Duration: 30min
  • 021 The Duchess Chapter 19
    Duration: 08min
  • 022 The Duchess Chapter 20
    Duration: 20min
  • 023 The Duchess Chapter 21
    Duration: 16min
  • 024 The Duchess Chapter 22
    Duration: 26min
  • 025 The Duchess Chapter 23
    Duration: 20min
  • 026 The Duchess Chapter 24
    Duration: 13min
  • 027 The Duchess Chapter 25
    Duration: 18min
  • 028 The Duchess Chapter 26
    Duration: 08min
  • 029 The Duchess Chapter 27
    Duration: 23min
  • 030 The Duchess Chapter 28
    Duration: 26min
  • 031 The Duchess Chapter 29
    Duration: 11min
  • 032 The Duchess Chapter 30
    Duration: 16min
  • 033 The Duchess Chapter 31
    Duration: 15min
  • 034 The Duchess Chapter 32
    Duration: 15min
  • 035 The Duchess Chapter 33
    Duration: 06min
  • 036 The Duchess Chapter 34
    Duration: 23min
  • 037 The Duchess Chapter 35
    Duration: 14min
  • 038 The Duchess Chapter 36
    Duration: 11min
  • 039 The Duchess Chapter 37
    Duration: 12min
  • 040 The Duchess Chapter 38
    Duration: 14min
  • 041 The Duchess Chapter 39
    Duration: 06min
  • 042 The Duchess Chapter 40
    Duration: 20min
  • 043 The Duchess Chapter 41
    Duration: 10min
  • 044 The Duchess Chapter 42
    Duration: 12min
  • 045 The Duchess Chapter 43
    Duration: 16min
  • 046 The Duchess Chapter 44
    Duration: 23min
  • 047 The Duchess outro
    Duration: 37s

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