But their 15-year marriage was doomed from the start. As the public would come to find out (in tabloid nirvana for the British media) Charles’ heart was tied up with Camilla Shand, a woman he’d met over a decade prior in 1970.
Why wasn’t she the one, then? Blame her less-than-royal credentials. Camilla lacked an aristocratic bloodline and wasn’t viewed as “virginal” enough for a proper courtship and role as a royal wife.