The Duchess of Cornwall, 74, was in Jordan for the second day of her tour of the country with Prince Charles, 73, yesterday. The couple’s visit to the nation of the Middle East marks their first overseas engagement since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Royals were in the capital, Amman, on the second night of their trip, which was delayed from March last year. Charles and Camilla attended an anniversary event to mark the founding of the Jordanian state at the Jordan Museum.
On Tuesday after arriving in the country, they were greeted by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania at Al-Husseiniya Palace.
Charles and Camilla’s wedding anniversary was April 9 of this year, marking 16 years since they tied the knot.
However, the date took on a more poignant meaning as it was also the day Charles’ father, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99.
On her wedding anniversary in 2005, Camilla is said to have had cold feet, as was unearthed in episode 1 of the Netflix miniseries “The Royal Wives of Windsor”.
The Duchess is said to have been concerned about the public reception of their marriage after the affair between her and Charles, according to royal biographer Penny Junor.
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Charles was in a relationship with Camilla when he was married to Princess Diana, who died in 1997.
Ms. Junor said of Camilla: “She was so scared that day that she had to be lured out of her bed.
“Nobody in his office believed how it would be received by the British public.
“Are you getting rotten eggs pelted at? And would someone show up to see it? “
Charles married Diana in 1981, but had an affair with Camilla in 1986, whom he had met more than 15 years earlier.
He claimed that the stigma associated with the divorce prevented Charles’ mother, the Queen, from attending his and Camilla’s small wedding ceremony.
He said, “For the very simple reason that they were both divorced, the Queen did not actually attend, she attended the Blessing afterwards.
“And I think that was probably a source of great disappointment for Charles.”
Ms. Junor added that despite Camilla’s reported concerns, her wedding day was a success.
She said, “It turned out to be the most amazing day.
“I think the public just sensed that this man had loved this woman for so many years, why doesn’t she just let her be happy? Let them be happy. “
‘The Royal Wives of Windsor’ is streamed on Netflix.