Copycat Camilla... Obsessed With Diana
New Idea|November 16, 2020
Her plot to become the next people’s Princess!

Despite her death more than two decades ago, Princess Diana remains one of the most popular royals in history. Now, on the eve of The Crown’s new series, which will focus on the love triangle between her, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, it appears Diana is still very much in the forefront of her one-time rival’s thoughts.

“Camilla and Diana knew each other and I think Camilla thought she could control Diana. She wasn’t jealous of her, as she was happy to be Charles’s mistress and pull the strings from the shadows,” royal expert and author Phil Dampier tells New Idea.

“Charles just couldn’t understand Diana’s attitude and actually said to her: “Do you expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress? That’s just how the royals and aristocracy were in those days.”

Phil explains how the Duchess of Cornwall is aware there are many people who still blame her for breaking up Charles and Diana’s marriage nearly three decades ago.

“There are Diana fans out there who will never forgive her, but Camilla is now more popular than ever and I think she will become Queen,” he explains.

He also notes how Camilla, 73, appears to have adapted her wardrobe choices in recent years to look more like Charles’s ex-wife.

“She dresses a lot better and some people say she has even adopted some of Diana’s style.”

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