Coronation celebrates Queen Camilla and a long-maligned romance

May 07, 2023

Denied a church wedding 18 years earlier due to the taint of divorce, she received on Saturday a ring of gold, silver, diamonds and rubies — “a symbol,” the archbishop said, “of royal dignity.”She walked out an anointed queen: Queen Camilla. It seemed to beg a revisionist question: Were Charles and Camilla the real fairy-tale couple all along? “The British public are also reticent about her. My son is home and dry with the woman he loves.”Since the queen’s death, Camilla has been pictured in earrings, tiaras and jewels previously worn by Elizabeth. The public wanted a storybook romance between a British prince and his singularly glamorous young wife.