There was one royal who was noticeably absent from the televised nuptials of Britain’s Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank — Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Rothesay.
A rep from Clarence Home confirmed to Fox Information earlier this week the 71-year-old wouldn’t be attending the marriage however refused to offer additional particulars.
Nonetheless, Clarence Home tweeted Thursday Camilla was in Scotland visiting Alford Group Campus to satisfy schoolchildren who use the middle. The campus gives amenities to the area people, together with a library, a theater and a dance studio.
The palace added Camilla participated in artwork and cooking lessons with the kids.
ET On-line beforehand reported Camilla was visiting a number of native faculties in addition to the Highland Video games Pavilion. A number of royal reporters additionally claimed Camilla’s royal duties have been deliberate lengthy earlier than a marriage date was set for the 28-year-old Eugenie.
Camilla’s husband, Prince Charles, attended the marriage regardless of rumors of rifts between him and his brother Prince Andrew, the bride’s father. ET revealed many have speculated Camilla’s absence was resulting from Andrew’s lack of help for her marriage ceremony to Charles following the demise of Princess Diana.
Even earlier than Diana married Prince Charles in a televised marriage ceremony that attracted about 750 million viewers worldwide in 1981, she lengthy suspected he was having an ongoing affair with Camilla, his then-ex-girlfriend.
“Right here is Prince Charles telling Diana that he’s going to present a bracelet to his outdated lover simply earlier than the marriage,” Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton instructed Fox Information in 2017. “Only a few days earlier than the marriage. After which retains footage of Camilla in his diary on their honeymoon.
“What lady is just not going to be incensed by this crass and insensitive habits? Diana was very suspicious of Charles’ relationship with Camilla proper from the get-go. And who might blame her? He left her behind, however the truth that’s been at the moment married… to Camilla exhibits that he nonetheless had loads of love in his coronary heart for his former mistress.”
Diana and Charles formally divorced in 1996 after 4 years of separation. Diana died at age 36 in 1997 from accidents sustained throughout a automobile crash in Paris. Charles and Camilla have been married since 2005.
Eugenie married Brooksbank, a enterprise government, at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Fortress Friday.