PHOTOS - King Charles III: Who Are The Women In Life?
From an early age, King Charles III forged very strong ties with his grandmother, nicknamed "Queen Mum". Between them, love at first sight was immediate. The queen mother has often cajoled her grandson, when Elizabeth II and prince Philip were more distant.
King Charles's maternal grandmother, Queen Mother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
From an early age, King Charles III forged very strong ties with his grandmother, nicknamed "Queen Mum". Between them, love at first sight was immediate. The queen mother has often cajoled her grandson, when Elizabeth II and prince Philip were more distant. During his funeral celebrated on April 9, 2002 at Westminster Abbey, in London, the son of Elizabeth II had a hard time containing his emotion, he who thought that his grandmother was immortal…
photo 1/20© ALPHA AGENCY / BESTIMAGE
King Charles III and the Queen Mother
In 2000, it was alongside his grandmother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, that Charles took his place during the celebrations organized as part of the Queen Mother's birthday, on Horse Guards Parade, in London.
photo 2/20© SIPA
Her paternal grandmother, Alice of Battenberg
If she has always preferred to remain in the shadows, Alice of Battenberg, the mother of Prince Philip, has also shaped the life of King Charles III. As a child, he was very quickly intimidated and impressed by the one he called "Yaya", granny in Greek, whom he nevertheless saw very little.
photo 3/20© SIPA
King Charles III and Alice of Battenberg
If Princess Anne admitted that Alice of Battenberg “ was not a sweet granny ”, she nevertheless liked to tell her childhood and her travel memories to her grandson. Following his death in 1969, King Charles III paid tribute to his courage and continued to evoke him as a model that would guide him throughout his life.
photo 4/20© SIPA
If his mother obviously counted for him, King Charles III and Elizabeth II, however, took time before having a truly harmonious relationship.
photo 5/20© AGENCY / BESTIMAGE
Elizabeth II and King Charles III
The relationship between Elizabeth II and King Charles III has certainly known some tensions, but the admiration of the new monarch for his illustrious mother has never been questioned. “ Charles holds her in high esteem and has a lot of respect for her ,” author Penny Junor shared. After all, Elizabeth II was not just raising her son, but the future King of England!
photo 6/20© Agency / Bestimage
Before marrying Lady Diana, King Charles III had several girlfriends. Among them, Sabrina Guinness, with whom he had a relationship for less than a year, in the late 1970s.
photo 7/20© GOFF INF / BESTIMAGE
King Charles III also dated actress Susan George. As specified by Vanity Fair, the two appeared very close, during a polo tournament, which did not fail to make the headlines of the press at the time. Later, Susan George herself confirmed this idyll.
photo 8/20© KADENA PRESS / BESTIMAGE
Lady Jane Wellesley
In the 1970s, King Charles III had a romance with Lady Jane Wellesley, daughter of Arthur Valerian Wellesley. This met all the conditions to marry the son of Queen Elizabeth II, but the media coverage of their idyll finally got the better of their story... Lady Jane Wellesley, who could not bear the pressure, preferred to take the escape before it's too late.
photo 9/20© AGENCY / BESTIMAGE
Lady Sarah Spencer
Before Diana, another Spencer capsized the heart of King Charles III. At the end of the 1970s, his relationship - hitherto friendly - with Lady Sara, elder sister of the Princess of Hearts, took another turn.
photo 10/20© SIPA
Lady Sarah Spencer and King Charles III
Lady Sarah Spencer could have married the son of Elizabeth II, but she obviously did not want to commit. Questioned by a journalist from the Mirror , Diana's sister made it known that she would never agree to unite with Charles " whether he is garbage collector or king of England ." Furious to read these words in the press, he reportedly told his girlfriend at the time: "You just did something incredibly stupid." A few days later, he ended his relationship with Lady Sarah Spencer.
photo 11/20© BEST IMAGE
Camilla Parker Bowles
Before uniting with Camilla Parker Bowles, King Charles III attended her in the 1970s, during a polo match. For years, Charles and Camilla had a secret romance.
photo 12/20© BEST IMAGE
King Charles III and Camilla Parker Bowles
After living their story in the shadows for years, King Charles III ended up marrying his great love, Camilla, in April 2005.
photo 13/20© GOFF INF / BESTIMAGE
In the late 1970s, King Charles III fell in love with Lady Diana Spencer. While Elizabeth II summons her son to marry, it is to her that he will pass the ring on his finger.
photo 14/20© BEST IMAGE
King Charles III and Lady Diana
As time was running out for the Royal Family, Elizabeth II and Prince Philip saw Diana as the perfect bride for Charles. At the time, the interested party did not really have a say. Plus, Diana seemed to tick all the boxes. Their marriage was celebrated on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
photo 15/20© ALPHA AGENCY / BESTIMAGE
Lady Diana, King Charles III and their children, Princes Harry and William
From their union, two children were born: Prince William (June 21, 1982), closely followed by Prince Harry (September 15, 1984).
photo 16/20© ALPHA AGENCY / BESTIMAGE
His sister, Princess Anne
King Charles III has always been very protective of his sister, Princess Anne, who is two years younger than him. Having become king following the death of Elizabeth II, he also intends to give him an important role.
photo 17/20© GOFF INF / BESTIMAGE
King Charles III and Princess Anne
If Sunrise Royal editor Robert Jobson is to be believed , Princess Anne is set to be front and center in this overhaul of the British monarchy. "Prince Charles has always said he wanted to lighten the royal family. With him and Camilla as leaders, then focusing on Prince William and his family ," he said. And to add about Princess Anne: "She is highly respected around the world. As long as she wants to, she will continue to play her role."
photo 18/20© BEST IMAGE
Over time, King Charles III also managed to create a privileged relationship with his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton. Close to Prince William's father, the Duchess of Cambridge would even call him " grandfather " in private, according to the Daily Mail.
photo 19/20© Agency / Bestimage
King Charles III, Camilla Parker Bowles and Kate Middleton
Many clues suggest that Kate Middleton has become the darling of Prince Charles. Complicit moments, gestures of affection, affectionate nicknames... These two were made for each other!
photo 20/20© Backgrid UK/ Bestimage
PHOTOS - Charles III and Camilla back in Scotland with a smile