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TheDailyBeast: Couples We Can Still Believe In

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Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

Rarely does the mistress become the wife, but in a love story that seemed to have been written for British tabloids, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles have beaten the odds and become a power couple all their own. The two met at a polo match in 1970, and though Charles saw Bowles as his future wife, royal courtiers reportedly did not see her as a suitable companion for the future king. Three years later, she married Andrew Parker Bowles and the prince wed Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. But Charles and Camilla reportedly renewed their romance in the ’80s. As the affair became public knowledge a decade later, Camillagate exploded on the pages of the British papers, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana split soon afterward. The royals and public shunned the other woman, to whom Diana reportedly referred as "the Rottweiler." But in 2005, the prince and Parker Bowles were legally bound in a civil ceremony. Having weathered media firestorms, numerous scandals, and failed marriages during their 40 years on and off, Parker Bowles and the Prince of Wales, it seems, will always be each other’s "the one."

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