In what must be one of the royal family’s most scandalous love triangles, Princess Anne was recently revealed to have indulged in a love affair with Andrew Parker Bowles while he was dating Camilla.
The former British Army officer gained a reputation for his affairs after he married Camilla – now Duchess of Cornwall – in 1973, with royal writer Penny Junor claiming Camilla may never have pursued a romance with Prince Charles if her then-boyfriend hadn’t struck up an affair with his royal sibling.
She recalled the love affairs during a talk at the Henley Literary Festival, stating: ‘[Camilla] was passionately in love with [Andrew] but he was a cad, he was bonking other people, some of her friends.’
Fellow royal writer Phil Dampier believes Junor’s story may be true, and knows that Andrew and Princess Anne are very close friends.
He told IBTimes UK: ‘I have read this before and it wouldn’t surprise me. Anne and Andrew Parker Bowles were very close – and they still are!’
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