Camilla Parker Bowles Slammed For Allegedly Destroying Princess Diana’s Jewelry
Camilla Parker Bowles was recently accused of destroying Princess Diana’s jewelry.
According to Woman’s Day, Camilla recently took ownership of a diamond and emerald necklace that previously belonged to Princess Diana. But instead of just wearing the jewelry as it is, Camilla, reportedly, turned it into a brooch.
“It feels like she defiled it. How disrespectful can you get?” a source said.
To make things worse, the jewelry that Camilla turned into a brooch was a wedding gift from the Queen Mother when Prince Charles and Princess Diana tied the knot in 1981.
“It was an important piece that looks nothing like it once did just because Camilla felt like switching something up that wasn’t her, to begin with,” the source said.
Last year, the Cheat Sheet talked about Camilla’s decision to change the look of Princess Diana’s jewelry. The publication said that Camilla must have known that she would receive criticisms but she still did what she wanted to do.
Meanwhile, some of the jewelry that Princess Diana owned when she was still alive was given to her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. And after the royal siblings got engaged or tied the knot, they passed on the jewelry to their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
In 2010, the Duke of Cambridge revealed that he gave Middleton his late mother’s engagement ring.
“Well as you may recognize now, it’s my mother’s engagement ring and it’s very special to me, as Kate is very special to me now as well. William said in an interview after their engagement was announced in 2010. It was my way of making sure mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together,” he said.
Prince Harry, on the other hand, gave Markle a ring that he designed himself. The ring featured two diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal jewelry collection.
In related news, Princess Diana and Camilla didn’t have the chance to patch things up before the former passed away in 1997. The two women weren’t on good terms because Camilla had an affair with Prince Charles while the latter was still married to the Princess of Wales.
According to reports, Princess Diana was aware that Prince Charles was having an affair. And she even confronted Camilla on one occasion.