Princess Diana could feel 'all hell breaking loose' when she confronted Camilla Parker Bowles over her affair with Prince Charles
In Jessica Jaynes' book on Bowles, she reveals that Diana confronted Camilla over her close relationship with her husband Charles.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles' divorce in 1996 made headlines across the world. One of the main reasons for their publicized break-up was Camilla Parker Bowles, with whom Prince Charles had an affair. Reports have suggested that the Princess of Wales even confronted Bowles about the affair.
The International Business Times reports that in an explosive, tell-all book by Jessica Jayne's titled 'The Duchess of Cornwall: Camilla's Story and Secrets', it was revealed that both the women met each other quite a few times before Diana and Charles got married. Eight years after their wedding, Diana confronted Camilla over her affair with her husband, which he had just resumed.
What finally drove Diana to confront Camilla was when the three of them attended an event together. "Charles and Camilla suddenly disappeared during the party, and Diana went to look for them," Andrew Morton wrote in Princess Diana's biography. Prince Charles and Camilla had gone downstairs together to have a private conversation with another male friend.
When Princess Diana found them, she told the two gentlemen: "OK boys, I’m just going to have a quick word with Camilla and I’ll be up in a minute." During their conversation, Princess Diana reportedly told Camilla about her knowledge of her and Prince Charles' affair. "I know what's going on between you and Charles and I just want you to know that," she told Bowles. According to the book, Diana was “terrified” of Camilla but still decided to confront her.
Camilla's response was, "You've got everything you ever wanted. You've got all the men in the world fall in love with you and you've got two beautiful children, what more do you want?" To which Diana replied, "I want my husband."
According to Morton's book Diana recalled: “And they shot upstairs like chickens with no heads." Diana then added: "I could feel, upstairs, all hell breaking loose — 'What is she going to do?'" After their heated encounter, Charles took Diana home and admonished her for her behavior towards Camilla, after which the Prince called Camilla to apologize, author Jessica Jayne claims, reports Express.
Princess Diana's former bodyguard, Ken Wharfe, previously confirmed that the late Princess of Wales was aware of Prince Charles and Camilla's private phone conversations during the holidays.
He said, "It was sad in a sense for Diana of course because Camilla was always on the back of her mind," Wharfe said in "Robert Jobson's Royal Podcast." "At one point during this trip, Diana was aware that Charles was on the telephone to Camilla."
Princess Diana and Prince Charles' relationship has always been a matter of debate and conversation in the media. However, body language expert Judi James, has claimed that even before Prince Charles and Princess Diana wed, they already knew that their marriage would likely end. The Prince and late Princess of Wales, even on their wedding day, seemed apprehensive about the whole situation.