By wearing Camilla’s cufflinks, Charles “did not demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence.”
According to newly discovered accounts, Prince Charles “did not exhibit enormous emotional intelligence” by wearing cufflinks presented to him by his then-girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles.
According to royal biographer Penny Juror, author of “The Duchess: The Untold Story,” the Queen’s son wore the jewelry on his honeymoon with Princess Diana. In 1981, Charles and Diana married in St Paul’s Cathedral, in front of an estimated 750 million people throughout the world. Even as they married, the People’s Princess was reportedly aware of her new husband’s ongoing relationship with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, whom he previously dated.
According to Ms Junor, Diana was taken aback by Charles’ familiarity with Camilla when she watched him dress for supper in a set of gold cufflinks given to him by his previous mistress.
In the Channel 5 documentary “The Royal Family At War,” she observed, “Charles did not demonstrate enormous emotional intelligence if I’m totally honest.”
“On the honeymoon, he wore some cufflinks that Camilla had given him with two ‘Cs’ entwined,” she added.
According to Ms Junor, Charles’ callous behavior on the honeymoon wasn’t limited to the cufflinks.
In her book, ‘The Untold Story,’ she writes, “On one occasion, she [Diana] and Charles were checking their diaries when a photograph of Camilla slipped out of his.”
Another accusation presented in ‘The Royal Family At War’ is that Diana intercepted a bracelet intended for Camilla that had arrived at Charles’s office just before the wedding.
“It was a gold bracelet with the initials ‘F’ and ‘G,’ for Fred and Gladys, which is what Charles and Camilla referred to each other as,” royal expert Victoria Arbiter said.
“Of course, Diana went to Charles in tears and demanded to know what was going on, but Charles was so insensitive that he insisted on giving it to Camilla,” she continued.
Ms Junor, on the other hand, maintains that the initials were actually ‘G’ and ‘F,’ which stood for ‘Girl Friday,’ and that Charles had also ordered jewelry for other ladies he was close to during his bachelor years as a gesture of thanking them for their companionship.
The Queen and Prince Philip had also begun their post-nuptial holiday at the Broadlands estate in Hampshire, where Charles and Diana began their honeymoon.
The newlyweds at the time. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”