Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Went on a Martini-Fueled Rant Against Camilla Parker Bowles

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Queen Elizabeth and Camilla Parker-Bowles
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No love lost between these two! It's not exactly breaking news that Queen Elizabeth has had her reservations about Camilla Parker Bowles joining the royal family when she married Prince Charles in 2005, but according to a new biography, she really let her son have it in a martini-fueled rant before they tied the knot. 

  • According to British journalist Tom Bower, the "cold war" between Camilla and her mother-in-law peaked just one year after Princess Diana's death.

    Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles
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    Bower's new tell-all book, Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, reveals one night in 1998, when Queen Liz apparently got a bit tipsy and let her son know exactly how she felt about Camilla's presence in their lives

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  • Charles reportedly asked his mum to "soften her antagonism" toward Camilla, so they could finally have a public relationship.

    Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles
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    According to excerpt obtained by the Daily Mail, "[Charles] asked that she soften her antagonism so he could live openly with Camilla. His hope was that the Queen, who rarely interfered, would at least not directly forbid it."

    The author continued:

    "But on that evening she'd had several martinis, and to Charles's surprise she replied forcefully: she would not condone his adultery, nor forgive Camilla for not leaving Charles alone to allow his marriage to recover ... She vented her anger that he had lied about his relationship with what she called 'that wicked woman', and added: 'I want nothing to do with her.'"

  • We can't blame the monarch for having mixed emotions about Camilla, and even blaming her for Charles's failed marriage with Princess Diana.

    Princess Diana
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    The book adds fuel to the fire about Camilla being the reason that Charles and Diana ended up getting divorced, although we do feel the need to point out that Di also admitted to having her own affairs while married to the prince. 

    Obviously, Queen Elizabeth got over her hesitations about Camilla, since she and Charles got married in 2005 at St. George's Chapel, the same place that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will say "I do" in May. The soon-to-be newlyweds recently obtained the Queen's permission to marry, as Charles was obligated to do when he married Camilla. 

  • Of course there's no way to know if this exchange actually took place, but Queen E's penchant for martinis has been widely publicized.

    Queen Elizabeth
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    According to reports last year, the 91-year-old enjoys four drinks a day! We're not sure how long the queen's drinking habit has been going on, but with so much on her shoulders, can anyone blame her for indulging? Even though the alcohol reportedly led to Liz's outburst about Camilla back in the day, we're pretty sure that it also helped her get over any ill feelings she may have had. Just saying.