According to the Globe, the 2005 marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles was declared “illegal” after Queen Elizabeth ordered them to divorce. However, this report is entirely false.
This silly tabloid added that besides their marriage coming to an end, Bowles could “end up behind bars if she doesn’t go quietly.” Apparently, they came to this conclusion after Her Majesty ordered Prince of Wales to divorce his longtime love and second wife.
In an attempt to make this story believable, the suspicious source says they got this information from a “well-placed palace insider” that said that shortly after receiving the royal’s divorce papers, the court declared that Camilla and Charles weren’t wed legally. Then they continued by saying how “After consulting with British government officials, the judge ruled their wedding violated the Marriage Act of 1836.”
Besides, this made up source said how if there wasn’t an actual marriage, there could not be a real divorce, which means Charles dodges a staggering $217 million divorce settlement. The fact he will save all this fortune makes Charles incredibly happy, but he is also worried about “how vindictive Camilla can be.” However, if she tries exposing the royal’s dirty laundry, he will have her jailed.
This information is the best present for the Queen’s 93rd birthday, the “insider” added. Supposedly, Camilla isn’t at all scared of Charles’ threats. She even joked saying “Where’s he going to send me? The Tower of London?”
There is so much false information about this report that it’s difficult to decide from where to start. Firstly, this story is based on the information that Queen Elizabeth ordered Camilla and Charles to divorce, but that never happened. In fact, the profile picture for the official Twitter account of Clarence House is a loving picture of these two. And also, the Prince of Wales’ official website is full of their pictures from a royal visit to Cuba.
Now when we have established that they aren’t getting a divorce, it’s time to analyze the part about them being illegally married. It’s true that there were some questions about whether is Prince Charles violating the Marriage Act of 1836, which allows civil marriages in England for everyone except for the royals. However, the issue was reviewed by the lawyers and legislators back then, and they concluded the wedding wouldn’t be illegal.
A little known fact is that the Marriage Act of 1936 was replaced by the Registration Service Act of 1953, which made Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles’ marriage permissible. In addition, besides having a civil wedding, the couple also had a church service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The prayer service was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who gave his “strong support” to their union.
The Globe, in general, tends to publish factious tales about the royal family. Before this story, they wrote how Prince Charles disowned Prince Harry because DNA proved he wasn’t his
father. There was also a story about drank Camilla attacking the Queen at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. This isn’t the end- there was also a story about Queen Elizabeth collapsing in the middle of a family war started by Meghan Markle and Prince Philip having cancer diagnosed…each one of these claims is proven to be a work of fiction.