Sunday, September 4, 2016

Princes of Wales

Grufudd the Fair
Prince of  Brithdir.

His lover was:
Alice de LusignanCountess of Gloucester (1236-1290)

Also known as:
Alice d'Angouleme
the Green Lady of Caerphilly Castle.

Daughter ofHugues XI de Lusignan, Comte de La Marche & Angouleme & Yolande de Dreux, Comtesse de Penthievre & Porhoët

Wife ofGilbert de Clare6th Earl of Gloucester (1243-1295),mar 1253, div 1284.

Also known as:
Red Gilbert de Clare
the Red Earl

"As Richard Jones tells the story ... "Gilbert was married to the beautiful Princess Alice of Angouleme, a lady of refined tastes and passionate nature, who came to resent her husband’s warring disposition. One day, Gruffudd the Fair, Prince of Brithdir, paid a visit to the castle. Alice became enamored with this handsome and amorous Welsh prince, and soon the two were lovers. Rather foolishly, Gruffudd confessed their secret to a monk who turned out to be duplicitous and informed the cuckolded husband. A deranged Gilbert sent his wife back to France and ordered his men to find Gruffudd. Learning of the friar’s betrayal, Gruffudd caught the monk and hanged him from a tree at a site now known as 'Monk’s Vale' in commemoration. No sooner had he done so than Gilbert’s men caught up with him, and Gruffudd, too, was soon dangling at the end of a noose. Gleefully, the avenged husband set a messenger to France to inform Alice of her lover’s execution. Such was the shock of the news that she dropped dead on the spot, and her ghost has haunted the ramparts of Caerphilly Castle ever since. Resplendent in a richly woven dress, colored green for Gilbert’s envy, she waits in silent solitude, desperate to be reunited with her princely lover, whose flattering attentions fate has long denied her." (Great Castles)
Edward, the Black Prince

Also known as:
Edward the Black Prince:  "Nobody knows for certain how our hero came by his name the Black Prince. Joshua Barnes, writing in the time of Charles II, says" 'For courage and conduct, policy and courtesy, the most renowned captain in the world, being for his dreadful deeds in war (as most agree) surnamed by the French le Noir, or Black Prince.' A more popular theory nowadays, is that he acquired the epithet because it was his habit to wear black armor. But, as the name does not appear in recorded history until two hundred years after his death, it is not likely that there will ever be a certain explanation. . . ." (The Life of Edward the Black Prince, 1330-1376)
Edward of Woodstock
the Invincible Soldier.
Edward Plantagenet
Second Hector
the Comfort of England
the Flower of Chivalry of All the World
the Flower of England's Chivalry
"Born in 1330, the sixteen-year-old Edward of Woodstock had won his spurs in 1346 at the Battle of Crecy in which he 'magnificently performed' astounding feats of arms.  He was 'fair, lusty and well-formed', brave, intelligent, charismatic and inspirational.  His sixteenth-century nickname -- it is not known to have been used earlier -- probably derived from the black armour he is said to have worn, but it could equally well have described his vicious and much-feared temper.  He could be -- it has to be said -- impatient, arrogant, and capable of great cruelty."  (Weir, p. 24)

"It is commonly said that the prince received the name of the Black Prince after the battle of Crécy, and that he was so called because he wore black armour at the battle. The first recorded notices of the appellation seem to be given by Leland in a heading to the 'Itinerary' extracted from 'Eulogium.' The 'Black Prince,' however, is not in the 'Eulogium' of the Rolls Series, except in the editor's marginal notes. Leland repeats the appellation in quotations 'owte of a booke of chroniques in Peter College Library.' This 'booke' is a transcript from a copy of Caxton's 'Chronile,' with the continuation by Dr. John Warkworth, master of the college, 1473-98. The manuscript has Warwork's autograph, 'monitum,' but on examination is found not to contain the words 'Black Prince.'"

"This first child was called Edward, like his father, but is better known as the Black Prince. Many say that he was called this because of the colour of his armour, but there are records that show that he was called 'black' when he was very small. The French called him 'Le Noir'."  (Luminarium)

"Edward the Prince of Wales is also known as the Black Prince, though no one knows why; the nickname did not emerge until the sixteenth century."  (Suzuki, p. 150)

"...[T]he Prince enjoyed an international reputation as a chivalric hero and warrior that was second to none.  He was the 'comfort of England', 'the flower of chivalry of all the world', and ' for as long as he lived and flourished, his good fortune in battle, like that of a second Hector, was feared by all races'.  Already, at twenty-five, he was a legend."  (Weir, pp. 23-24)

"Edward became known to posterity as the 'Black Prince', a sobriquet that was not in existence when the Chandos Herald wrote a long poem (circa 1385)mon La Vie et Faites d'Armes d'une tres noble Prince de Wales et Aquitaine (The Life and Feats of Arms of the most noble Prince of Wales and Aquitaine), a tribute to a man seen as a paragon of chivalry, and in fact was used only from the thirteenth century. It is found in notes of the antiquary John Leland in the early 1540s and first appeared in print in Richard Grafton's Chronicle in 1569. More than twenty years later, in William Shakespeare's Henry V (Act 2, Scene 4) the French ruler Charles VI says that his countrymen fear King Henry because of his 'heroscal seed'. . . That 'black name' is now the standard way of describing the man. Some  have suggested that the 'Black' is an allusion to the black armour that he wore at his first battle (although the evidence for this is scanty); others, that it is derived from the cruel way he waged war in France. When I inspected the tomb itself, I notice that the heraldic backdrop to this tournament badges is black -- the colour forms part of a show of jousting prowess. Whatever the explanation for this knightly sobriquet, it was synonymous with a single-minded dedication to the warrior ethos, and the fighting fraternity of European's elite." (The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior)

Son of Edward III of England & Philippa of Hainault.

Husband (3rd) of Joan of Kent (1328-1385), mar 1361.

a.k.a. the Fair Maid of Kent; the Prettiest & Greatest Coquette in England.

Daughter of Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent & Margaret Wake, 3rd Baroness Wake of Liddell.

Wife of:

1. Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent
2. William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury.

" . . . Promiscuous, even as a child, Joan had secretly married Thomas Holland before being forced into a marriage with William Montacute, Earl of Salisbury, in whose house her former husband had held the post of seneschal. This second marriage had been annulled in 1349, when Joan had been ordered to return to her first husband by no less an authority than the Pope. In around 1373, Thomas had been created Lord Holland before becoming the Earl of Kent on the death of Joan's brother." (Sister Queens: Isabella & Catherine de Valois)

His lover was.

Edith de Willesford.
"Roger's mother, Edith de Willesford, was the Black Prince's only known mistress.  Who she was. and how their liaison occurred, is impossible to discover, but it seems likely that she was of relatively low birth, for in 1385 Roger's half-brother, Richard II, granted her an annuity of 10 marks...for life 'for her maintenance', which hardly suggests that she had any substantial resources of her own.  The name given to him might indicate that he was born at the royal palace of Clarendon (Wiltshire), but his date of birth is unknown...."  (Given-Wilson and Curteis, p. 143) [Ref1:93] [Ref2:143]
James Francis Edward Stuart
James III of England
James VIII of Scotland
Chevalier de St. George" . . . Only one child survived them, James Francis Edward, styled the Chevalier de St. George, or, as he is more commonly called, the Pretender---a nickname given him by his half-sister, Queen Anne. . . ." (Peake: 390)
Blackbird, Black-Bird:
----" . . . The name 'Black-Bird' was frequently applied to Prince James Francis Edward, commonly known as the Chevalier de St. George, or 'the Pretender.'" (The Library, Volume 1: 139)
----"  . . . [T]he real threat to William and his heirs -- the so-called Prince of Wales, James Francis Edward, the 'warming-pan baby' whose birth, on 10 June 1688, had really cost James his throne. The young James was, at seven, nicknames 'The Blackbird' because of his dark hair and eyes, but was fair-skinned and unmistakably his father's on.  . . ." (Island Fortress: The Defence of Great Britian 1606-1945)
the Baby in the Warming Pan
the King Over the Water
the Old Chevalier
the Old Mr. Misfortune: His son was born in 1688, James Francis Edward Stuart (the Old Pretender) was to have been James III of Britain. However the flight of his father meant that he grew up in exile. He took part in the aborted invasion of 1708 with French assistance and went on to lead the 1715 uprising which also ended in failure. Although brave and honourable James was largely ineffectual and continually suffered from bad luck earning him the nickname 'Old Mr. Misfortune'. . . ." (Hill)
the Old Pretender: 
the Old Chevalier "Everyone lived a relatively tense lifestyle for almost three years and then drama, Queen Mary Beatrice was pregnant. This is the first great myth to be debunked. Prince James Francis Edward Stewart, Prince of Wales and afterwards known to history as 'The Old Pretender' was born on 10th June 1688 in London. . . ." (Fisher)
the Pretender
the Warming-Pan Baby; the Warming-Pan Child " . . . The second myth to be debunked is the story surrounding his birth. Hanoverian publicists for almost three centuries referred to him as "The Baby in the Warming Pan". Being born after his parents had been married for eighteen years, suspicion was inflamed among the people and it was suggested that the Queen had miscarried and a servant woman’s child had been smuggled in to replace the dead child, in a warming pan. . . ." (Fisher)

His lover was:
Unnamed mistress.

". . . James Edward, though very far from being immaculate, was by no means innately vicious.  At Bar le Duc he had however jept a mistress, and he neither admitted nor denied adultery with Mrs. Hay. . . . "  (Blackwell, 1904, p. 57)
Frederick Lewis
Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales 1727-1751

Hereditary Prince of Hanover 1727

Also known as:

Frederick Lewis of Great Britain
Friedrich Ludwig von Hannover
Poor Fred
Prince Titi the Greatest Ass
the Greatest Ass and the Greatest Beast in the Whole World
the Greatest Liar
the Greatest Canaille
the Greatest Beast in the Whole World(by his mother)
the Greatest Liar
the Greatest Villain that Ever was Born
the Nauseous Beast (by his family)
the People's Prince
the Royal Griffin.

Son of: George II of Great Britain & Karoline von Braunschweig.

Husband ofAugusta von Sachsen-Gotha (1719-1772), mar 1736

Frederick's physical appearance & personal qualities.
". . . The young Frederick had lively grey eyes, an obliging address and his mother's fine hair.  His legs were still skinny from his childhood rickets and he was slightly myopic, but it seems his manners made up for these short-comings. . . . " (Laura Purcell)

" . . . Self-absorbed Frederick was, and also sensitive, artistic (he played the cello fairly well and collected Van Dycks and Holbeins), mildly extravagant and, to judge others' opinion, false and deceitful.  In a loud, coarse family Frederick stood out as timid and sickly, a physical weakling and a moral equivocator.  His father the king, who was always brutally honest himself, despised Frederick for his falsity and lack of manly strength; he preferred his stolid, unimaginative son William, and tried unsuccessfully, to remove Frederick from the succession so that William would become the next king."  (Royal Panoply: 248)

His lovers were:
Anne Vane
1) Hon. Anne Vane (1705-1736)
Lover in 1731-1734.

Maid of honour to Queen Caroline

Daughter of: Gilbert Vane, 2nd Baron Barnard & Mary Randyll

Natural offspring:
1. Cornwall FitzFrederick (1732-1736)
a.k.a. Cornwall Vane.
2. Amelia FitzFrederick (b/d. 1733)

"Anne Vane was the eldest daughter of Gilbert Vane, second Baron Barnard and his wife Mary Randyll, the daughter of Alderman Morgan Randyll. She was appointed as maid-of-honour to Queen Caroline, wife of George II (1727 – 1760). Anne became the mistress of their son Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (1707 – 1751), to whom she supposedly bore an illegitimate son, christened as Cornwell Fitz-Frederick Vane (1732 – Feb 26, 1736) at St James’s Palace, who died in infancy, who was the half-brother of George III (1760 – 1820), though it is possible that either Lord Hervey or Lord Harrington may have been the infant’s real father. Distracted by the death of her son, Anne Vane died herself a few weeks afterwards at Bath (March 27, 1736), aged thirty-one. She served as the model for Hogarth’s picture of Queen Anne Boleyn (1729) and the model for Lord Hervey’s work The Secret History of Vanella (1732)." (A Bit of History)

"Mistress Vane, 'the beautiful Vanella', was one of Queen Caroline's Maids of Honour. . . The affair with Prince Frederick began in the autumn of 1731 and when five months with child she left Court nd took up residence in Soho Square with a pension of 3,000 pounds per annum; the son that she bore in the June of 1732, died at the age of three from convulsions and was buried in Westminster Abbey."  (Powell, 2013, n.p.)

"Miss Vane, one of the maids of honour to the queen, was sister of the first Lord Darlington, and mistress of Frederick Prince of Wales, by whom she had a son, publicly christened in 1732, Fitz-Frederick Vane.  She lay-in with little mystery in St. James's each confided to Sir Robert Walpole that he was the father of the child.  It died in 1736, and its unhappy mother in a few months after.  If this affair were not so notorious as to be found in all the publications of the day, Miss Vane's complaints of the calumnies with which she was so unjustly assailed would have been suppressed."  (Suffolk, Vol. 1, 1824, p. 407)

" . . . 'The chief passion of the Prince was women,' says Horace Walpose; 'but, like the rest of his race, beauty was not a necessary ingredient.'  Soon after he came to England he had an intrigue with Anne Vane, the eldest daughter of Gilbert, Baron Barnard, and one of the Queen's maids of honour. 'Beautiful Vanella' was not immaculate and she gave birth to a child in her apartments in St. James's Palace; the first Lord Hartington and Lord Hervey both believed themselves to be the father, but she, to make the most of her opportunity, wisely accredited the paternity to the Prince of wales, who thus earned the undying hatred of Hervey. . . ." (Farmer George (Complete), Volume 1: n.p.)

"Lord Hervey had once been close to the Prince, but he had been replaced as his adviser by George Bubb Dodington, a rich, ingratiating politician of unreliable allegiances.  This had rankled with Hervey; but what had annoyed him more was the Prince's having taken over his mistress, the Hon. Anne Vane, daughter of Lord Barnard, and having not only established her in Soho Square, at that time an extremely fashionable quarter, but also given her an allowance of 1,600 pounds a year. . .  Miss Vane told her previous lover, Lord Hervey, that the Prince was 'incredibly ignorant' in sexual matters; and Queen Caroline chose to believe that the baby to which Anne Vane gave birth and which was christened Cornwell Fitz-Frederick was certainly not the offspring of the supposed father, who, in her fixed opinion, was impotent. . . ."  (George III: A Personal History:iii)

Benefits to Anne Vane:  "The Prince countered by elevating his mistress to high public status: he purchased for her a fine house in Grosvenor Square, furnished it in impeccable taste, presented her a beautiful service of plate, provided her with an impressive household staff including Col. Schutz, and promised her an annual income."  (Thomas Bradshaw (1733-1774): A Georgian Politician in the Time of the American Revolution: 16)

2) Apothecary's daughter.
Lover in 1731.

3) Augusta von Sachsen-Gotha.

Lover in 1736.

4) Catherine, Duchess of Queensberry.

Lover in 1731.

5) Hon. Elizabeth Granville.

Lover in 1745.

6) Mrs Elizabeth Barnard.

Lover in 1742-174?.

7) Miss Fanny Bowyer.

Lover in 1750.

8)  Francesca Bertolli.

Lover in 1730-1733.

9) Grace Boyle, Countess of Middlesex (1723-1763)

Lover in 1745.

British aristocrat & royal mistress
Mistress of the robes
Lady of the Bedchamber to
the Princess of Wales 1743

Daughter of: Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon & Grace Senhouse

Wife of: Charles Sackville, Earl of Middlesex (later 2nd Duke of Dorset, after her death) mar 1744

" . . . Horace Walpole said she was 'very short, very plain, and very yellow; a vain girl, full of Greek and Latin, and music and painting, but neither mischeivous nor politicial.'

" . . . Lady Archibald, however, was soon replaced in his favour by Lady Middlesex, who, although not good-looking, was the possessor of many accomplishments; but she had to be content to share his affections with Miss Granville and various opera dancers and singers."  (Farmer George (Complete), Volume 1: n.p.)

10) Hon. Jane Conway.
Lover in 1749.

11) Jane Hamilton (1704-1753)

Lover in 1735.
British aristocrat

Lady Archibald Hamilton.
Lady of the Bedchamber; Mistress of the Robes & Privy Purse to Augusta, Princess of Wales

Daughter ofJames Hamilton, 6th Earl of Abercorn & Hon. Elizabeth Reading

Wife ofLord Archibald Hamilton (1673-1754), British naval officer, mar 1719.

"...Frederick had also by this time acquired a new female companion whom his enemies described as his mistress; if so, Frederick was more discreet about the sexual nature of their relationship... They were frequently seen in each other's company and she perhaps also fulfilled the role of slightly older mentor figure previously enjoyed by Hervey and Dodington."  (ODNB)

"Following the example of George II, who had appointed his mistress, Mrs Howard, to be woman of the bedchamber to his wife, Frederick made Lady Archibald Hamilton a lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Wales.  Lady Archibald, however, was soon replaced in his favour by Lady Middlesex . . . ." (Farmer George (Complete), Volume 1: n.p.)

"The Prince's attachment to Lady Archibald Hamilton growing every day stronger than the other, made him listen to this advice from the Queen with more willingness than compliance with her counsel, or decency in his own conduct, without this additional motive, would in all probability have produced.  Lady Archibald Hamilton was not young, had never been very pretty, and had lost at least as much of that small share of beauty she once possessed as it is usual for women to do at five-and-thirty, after being the mother of ten children. Her husband, Lord Archibald Hamilton, was a Scotchman, uncle to the duke of Hamilton, a Lord of the Admiralty, and of so quiet, so secure, and contented a temper, that he seemed cut out to play the passive character his wife and the Prince had graciously allotted to him.  His wife was cunning, and had just sense enough to make that cunning useful to her, when employed to work on such a husband as Lord Archibald Hamilton, and such a lover as the Prince of Wales; and succeeded perfectly well in flattering the first into an opinion of her virtue, and the latter into an admiration of her beauty and understanding, which she facilitated by the much easier task of making the Prince believe she was entirely captivated by his. . . ." (Memoirs of the Reign of George the Second: 17-18)

" . . . The proud father then turned his attention to Lady Archibald Hamilton (wife of the Duke of Hamilton's brother), who had ten children, was neither young nor beautiful, but clever enough to let her husband believe she was faithful, although the intimacy between her and her royal lover was patent to all the world beside." (Farmer George (Complete), Volume 1)

"William Hamilton was born to a Lady of the Bedchamber, an aristocratic courtier who was almost certainly mistress to Frederick, Prince of Wales...." (Brooks, 2005, p. 99). [Ref1:ODNB]
"There is another scandal associated with Frederick's early years in England: his relationship with Caroline's favourite, Lord Hervey.  The two got on well to start with and were certainly close friends.  It is possible that Frederick and Hervey also shared a sexual relationship.  Hervey was famously bisexual and it seems Frederick was jealous of his close relationship with Stephen Fox.  Intriguingly, the pages of Hervey's memoir relating to this period of friendship with the Prince had been cut out of the manuscript.  Obviously something has been hidden. . . . "  (Laura Purcell)

13) Lord Hervey's chambermaid.
Lover in 1733.

14) Lady Abergavenny.

Lover in 1729.

15) Lady Diana Spencer.

Lover in 1730.

16) Lady Irwin.

Lover in 1736.

17) Lady Louisa Bertie.

Lover in 1733.

18) Luise von der Schulenburg, Grafin von Delitz.

Lover in 1722.

19) Marguerite de Marsac, Comtesse de Marsac.

Lover in 1736.

20) Miss La Tour.

Lover in 1730.

21) Mary Allbeary.

Lover in 1745

22) Olivia Wilmot.

Natural offspring: Olivia Wilmot (1772-1834) mar John Thomas Serres (1759-1825)

23) Mrs Sophia Ritso.

Lover in 1742.

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Lewis Gallery.
Frederick, Prince of Wales
by Anonymous, 1720
Frederick, Prince of Wales
by Jacopo Amigoni, 1735
@ Royal Collection
Charles, the Prince of Wales:
Charles, Prince of Wales
Charles of Great Britain
Prince of Wales

Prince Charles's relationships.
 Reflecting on a personal life of Prince Charles, he has been married twice in his lifetime. He is married to Camilla Parker-Bowles on 9 April 2005. The couple is living a happy married life having no rumor on their separation of married life. Previously, he was married to Princess Diana on 29 July 1981. Their married relationship couldn’t last for long and they divorced on 28 August 1996. He has two sons, Prince William born in 1982 and Prince Harry Windsor born in 1984 from his first marriage. Before his marriage, he was in a romantic relationship with numerous women. He was in a relationship with Helga Wagner and Anna Wallace in 1980. He was in a relationship with Sabrina Guinness and Jane Ward in 1979. In 1978, he was in a relationship with Susan George and with Lady Sarah McCorquodale in 1997. He was in a relationship with Lady Jane Wellesley in 1976 which soon ended in 1977. In 1975, he was in a relationship with Eva O’Neill and Dale Tryon in 1974. In 1974, he was also in a romantic relationship with Davina Sheffield and with Janet Jenkins in 1970. He was in a relationship with Lucia Santa Cruz in 1968 which soon ended in 1970." (Married Biography)

Dated girls from the higher echelons of the upper classes: "Mostly he courted girls from titled families or the higher echelons of the upper classes. They included Sibylla Dorman, daughter of the governor of Malta, Lady Jane Grosvenor, daughter of the Duke of Westminster, Lady Camilla Fane, daughter of the Earl of Westmorland who was the Queen's master of the horse. Then there were the Duke of Grafton's daughter Lady Henrietta Fitzroy, whose mother was the Queen's mistress of the robes, Lady Angela Nevill whose father was private secretary to Prince Philip and Lady Sarah Spencer, daughter of former equerry Earl Spencer and sister of Diana. Even the career women had blue blood. Documentary maker Cindy Buxton was the daughter of Lord Buxton of Alsa, founder of Anglia TV, while Jane Wellesley, a BBC press officer who later formed her own production company, was the Duke of Wellington's offspring." (Express)

Charlie's Angels: "Charles covered his tracks with a series of public dates with high society girls nicknamed ‘Charlie’s Angels’, but he also had secret relationships with other married women - some were the wives of his friends.The late Lady Tryon was among them. Within a year of Charles’s 30th birthday, Dale Tryon and Camilla Parker Bowles began the task of finding a suitable bride for him. Charles was a reluctant groom. Some say he had dithered over Camilla in the early 70s because of his Royal Navy commitments and, having lost her, had no real wish to marry anyone else. However, his position as heir to the throne meant he had to marry and produce heirs, but he preferred seeing married women or unsuitable girls. His elderly mentor, Lord Mountbatten, warned him in 1978 against ‘beginning on the downward slope which wrecked your Uncle David’s (Duke of Windsor) life and led to his disgraceful abdication and his futile life ever after’. Charles was a reluctant groom. Some say he had dithered over Camilla in the early 70s because of his Royal Navy commitments and, having lost her, had no real wish to marry anyone else. However, his position as heir to the throne meant he had to marry and produce heirs, but he preferred seeing married women or unsuitable girls. His elderly mentor, Lord Mountbatten, warned him in 1978 against ‘beginning on the downward slope which wrecked your Uncle David’s (Duke of Windsor) life and led to his disgraceful abdication and his futile life ever after’." (The Morton Report)

Swift succession of early loves: "Introducing him to the ways of love, according to his official biographer Jonathan Dimbleby, was Lucia Santa Cruz, beautiful and brainy daughter of the Chilean ambassador and amanuenis of the master of Charles’s Cambridge college, Lord 'Rab’ Butler. Two other romances followed in swift succession: Sibylla Dorman, daughter of the Governor of Malta, and Cindy Buxton, who was to make a name for herself as a distinguished maker of wildlife documentaries." (Telegraph)

"For the Prince of Wales, the rest of the decade was a blur of sexual activity. He romanced the tony likes of Georgiana Russell, daughter of Great Britain's ambassador to Spain; the Duke of Wellington's daughter, Lady Jane Wellesley; Lady Tryon; Lady Victoria and Lady Caroline Percy, daughters of the Duke of Northumberland; Lady Cecil Kerr, daughter of the Marquis of Lothian; Lady Leonora Grosvenor and Lady Jane Grosvenor, both sisters of the Duke of Westminster; Louise Astor, daughter of Lord Astor of Hever; Lady Charlotte Manners, daughter of the Earl of Westmorland; Lady Henrietta FitzRoy, daughter of the Duke of Grafton; Bettina Lindsay, daughter of Lord Balneil; Davina Sheffield, granddaughter of Lord McGowan; brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness (who had already had relationships with Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Rod Stewart, and David Bowie), and Fiona Watson, daughter of Lord Manton. Fiona distinguished herself from her rather staid fellow aristocrats by posing nude for Penthouse under an assumed name." (Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne: 74)

His lovers were:
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Amanda Ellingworth
1) Amanda Ellingworth (1957-Present)

Also known as Lady Amanda Knatchbull.

"Never seriously a contender, nonetheless Prince Charles proposed marriage to Amanda who, as grand-daughter of Earl Mountbatten was his second cousin. It was 1980 and having passed his self-ordained deadline of 30 to get married, some interpreted in Charles's proposal a hint of desperation. The couple holidayed en Eleuthera together but Amanda's heart wasn't in it and wisely she turned him down. Curiously he had raised as early as 1974 the prospect of marriage to Amanda with her mother, now Countess Mountbatten, without having discussed it with the girl in question, who was then only 17. A formidable presence in the world of social care, she is chair of the Guinness Partnership. Married property developer Charles Ellingworth in 1987; three sons. Lives Somerset." (Telegraph)

2) Angela Keating (1948-Present)
British art dealer.

Also known as nee Lady Angela Nevill.

Daughter of: Lord Rupert Nevill, Private secretary to Prince Philip.

Wife of: William Keating (d.1998), British art dealer., mar 1984

"Daughter of Lord Rupert Nevill, erstwhile private secretary to Prince Philip; sister of the 6th Marquess of Abergavenny. Married art dealer Billy Keating 1994; he died 1998. No children. Powerful art dealer who had handled individual sales of up to 50 million pounds. Lives St. James's, London." (Telegraph)
Anna Wallace:
Anna Wallace
3) Anna Oates (1955-Present)
Lover in 1980.

Also known as Anna Wallace.

"Daughter of Scottish landowner Hamish Wallace, she was Charles's fling before Diana. He proposed marriage in 1980 but there were too many factors against it including her other love interests - and his. Famously said 'I've never been treated so badly in my life' at a Windsor Castle ball for the Queen Mother. Married first Johnny Fermor-Hesketh, brother of 3rd Lord Hesketh; then in 1991 Old Etonian City fund manager Tom Oates. They divorced in 2007; one daughter. Lives Chelsea." (Telegraph)

"Prince Charles's most recent affair was with Anna Wallace, daughter of a Scottish laird, whose fearless horsemanship had gained her the amusing nickname 'Whiplash'. She was fun, intelligent, feisty and even more beautiful than Davina Sheffield. By the time the polo season began in the spring, she was firmly at his side. According to some of Anna's friends, Charles actually did propose to her. But finally she too had too much of a past -- she was 25, there had been lovers. Once it was revealed that there had been a couple of other men in her life ('The Wallace Collection', Princess Anne gleefully but unjustly dubbed them), it was all over for Anna. The end came at a polo ball at Stowell Park, the Gloucester estate of Lord Vestey, where Charles danced almost the whole evening with one partner -- Camilla Parker Bowles. It was too much for Anna to bear. She swept out of the party and out of his life." (Daily Mail)

4) Bettina Drummond-Hay (1950-Present)

Also known as nee Lady Bettina Lindsay.

"Daughter of 29th Earl of Crawford, Married Cambridge-educated banker and headhunter Peter Drummond-Hay 1975, 4 children. Lives in Norfolk, Connecticut and Singapore. Daughter Alice was Prince William's academic 'mother' at St. Andrew's University." (Telegraph)
Polo Player Howard Hipwood And Wife Lady Camilla On Their Wedding Day.
Lady Camilla Fane + Howard Hipwood
@The Telegraph
5) Camilla Hipwood (1957-Present)

Also known as nee Lady Camilla Fane.

Daughter of15th Earl of Westmorland.

Wife of: Howard Hipwood, British polo captain, mar 1985.

"Daughter of 15th Earl of Westmorland, erstwhile Queen's Master of the Horse. Married former England polo captain Howard Hipwood 1985; two children. Works as property viewer for Strutt & Parker after Hipwood left her for twentysomething writer Charlotte Reather. Lives Gloucestershire." (Telegraph)

6) Camilla Parker-Bowles.
"Between the summer of 1968 when he was a second-year student at Trinity College, Cambridge, and July 1980 when he first started dating Lady Diana Spencer, Prince Charles went in search of love. In all the wrong places. By 1970 he’d already met the woman who was meant to be the love of his life, later to become his second wife. But the dynastic ambitions of others, and the fact she had a colourful past, ruled out any serious consideration of the then Camilla Shand as a future Princess of Wales." (Telegraph)

7) Caroline Longman(1951-Present)

Also known as Mrs. Caroline Zevenbergen.

Daughter of: Mark Frederic Kerr Longman, British publisher & Lady Elizabeth Mary Lambart.

Wife ofPeter Zevenbergen, British art conservator, mar 1982.

"Daughter of publisher Mark Longman and grand-daughter of the 10th Earl of Cavan. Married 1982 art conservator Peter Zevenbergen, two sons. Lives near Salisbury." (

8) Cecil Cameron of Lochiel (1948-Present)

Also known as nee Lady Cecil Kerr.

"Daughter of the 12th Marquess of Lothian. Married Donald Cameron of Lochiel, 27th hereditary chief of the Clan Cameron, in 1974; four children. Remained close to the royal family and was godmother to Peter Phillips in 1977, while daughter was bridesmaid at the 1981 wedding of Charles and Diana. Lives Inverness." (Telegraph)

9) Cindy Buxton.

Dated in 1967-1970.
British wildlife documentary filmmaker.

10) Caroline, Countess de Cabarrus (1947-Present)

Also known as nee Lady Caroline Percy, Countess Pierre de Cabarrus.

Daughter of: 10th Duke of Northumberland

Wife of: Pierre de Cabarrus, French horticulturist, mar 1974.

"Daughter of the 10th Duke of Northumberland Lady Caroline Percy married French horticulturist Count Pierre de Cabarrus in 1974; two children. Part of the upper classes' dating (in the days when they were all single), the countess had a romance with Andrew Parker Bowles while he was ostensibly courting the young Camilla Shand. At the same time Camilla was conducting a relationship with Prince Charles while her future husband was also escorting Princess Anne." (Telegraph)
Dale Tryon
11) Dale HarperBaroness Tryon (1948-1997).
Lover in 1974-1985.
Australian socialite.

Also known as:
Dale Elizabeth Harper
Dale Elizabeth Tryon
Kanga Tryon
Lady Tryon.

Daughter of: Barry Harper, Australian publisher.

Wife of: 3rd Lord Tryon, mar 1973.

""Kanga Tryon Born Dale Elizabeth Harper, she dated Charles in the early 1970s and married a close friend of His Royal Highness, but that didn’t stop their affair." (Ozy)

"Australian socialite, daughter of publishing magnate Barry Harper of Melbourne. Married 3rd Lord Tryon in 1973; four children. Known as 'Kanga', the pet name given her by RH which she used to start an eponymous fashion label, she was Prince Charles's mistress in the early 1970s during the first months of Camilla's marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles. Beautiful, feisty and devoted to Charles throughout her life, she was always subject to major health problems and died of septicaemia, aged 49." (Telegraph)

"Ironically, the latest rumblings intensified when a British tabloid reported falsely that Charles had enjoyed a week-long tryst in Scotland with Dale, Lady Tryon, 39 ('Kanga' to her friends). She is an Australian-born dress designer and confidante from Charles's bachelor days about whom he once reportedly sighed. 'She's the only woman who ever understood me.' That may be, but it wasn't Kanga to whom Charles was pouring out his heart; the two were in Scotland at the same time,but on estates some 120 miles apart. Kanga (short for kangaroo) was accompanied full-time by her husband, Anthony, Lord Tryon." (People)
Prince Charles Prince Of Wales Pictured With His Girlfriend Davina Sheffield In July 1979.:
Charles, Prince of Wales
& Davina Sheffield
12) Davina Sheffield
Lover in 1974-1976.

Also known as Davina Morley.

"Granddaughter of 1st Lord McGowan and cousin of Samantha Cameron, sister-in-law of the Duchess of Beaufort. Arguably the best-looking of all Charlie's Angels but whatever her marital ambitions, they were scuppered by the entirely innocent revelation from an ex-boyfriend, old Harrovian James Beard, that they had once shared a cottage, and therefore she had 'previous' -- unforgivable in a potential Princess of Wales in those days. Married Jake Morley, Eton and Cambridge-educated son of a Brigadier; three sons. Lives Yorkshire." (Telegraph)

13) Eva O'Neill.
Lover in 1975.

14) Fiona Cottrell(1953-?)

Also known as Hon. Fiona Watson.

"Daughter of racing peer Lord Manton, her chances of becoming Princess of Wales were severely dented with the revelation that she had displayed, without too much coverage, her 38-23-35 figure in full and glorious colour across eleven pages of the magazine Penthouse. Married landowner and businessman Mark Cottrell 1978; two children. Lives Gloucestershire." (Telegraph)

15) Georgiana, Lady Boothby(1947-Present)

Also known as Lady Georgiana Russell.

"Daughter of former Ambassador Sir John Russell, Georgiana Russell married Welsh landowner and baronet Sir Brooke Boothby in 1976; two daughters. A practicing counsellor and psychotherapist. Lives Chelsea and Wales." (Telegraph)
Helga Wagner
16) Helga Wagner.
Austrian jewelry designer.
Lover in 1980.

"Who was Mrs. Wagner? Soon the whole world learned who Mrs. Wagner was, as the press went to work on her and her beautiful place began to appear on the front page of the New York Post and other papers. Helga Wagner was an attractive blonde divorcee, originally from Austria, who was living in Key Biscayne, Florida, and who had known Senator Kennedy for sometime. Her most recent companion had been Charles, Prince of Wales. Well known in international society, Mrs. Wagner had become a talented jewelry designer an dis now designing jewelry in New York. In addition to Senator Kennedy, she also knew his brother-in-law, Stephen Smith; however, it is doubted whether Kennedy's call to her at 7:52 on July 19 was solely to get his brother-in-law's telephone number." (The Kennedys: Dynasty and Disaster: 717)

"Speculation is running rampant that America's romeo senator, Ted Kennedy, will marry an old girlfriend of England's Prince Charlie --- sexy Helga Wagner. And Helga, a 39-year-old Austrian beauty, was also the mystery lady Teddy called just hours after his car plunged off the famed Chappaquiddick Bridge causing Mary Jo Kopechne to drown. He and Helga have been close chums for 15 years after meeting in London. . .  Prince Charles was so taken by Helga's stunning beauty that he invited her for an island vacation after meeting her at a polo match in Florida in April of last year (that is, 1980)." (Weekly World News, Nov. 3, 1981: 11)

17) Henrietta St. George(1949-Present)

Also known as nee Lady Henrietta Fitzroy.

"Daughter of the 11th Duke of Grafton. Mother was Mistress of the Robes to the Queen and one of her closest personal friends. Married barrister and entrepreneur Edward St. George, 21 years her senior, in 1979; two children. She now divides her time between the Bahamas and central London." (Telegraph)

18) Jane Dawnay (1953-Present)

Also known as nee Lady Jane Grosvenor.

Daughter of5th Duke of Westminster.

Wife of:
1. 10th Duke of Roxburghe, mar 1977-1990
2. Ned Dawney, British accountant & banker

"Daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster. Married to 10th Duke of Roxburghe 1977-1990; three children. Married Old Etonian accountant and banker Ned Dawnay, grandson of the 9th Viscount Downe, in 1997. Lives at Hillington Hall, near the Sandringham estate." (Telegraph)
akingdomofroses:  Prince Charles and ex-girlfriend Jane Ward
Charles, Prince of Wales
& Jane Ward
19) Jane Ward.
Lover in 1979.
Lady Jane Wellesley
@The Telegraph
20) Jane Wellesley (1951-Present)
Lover in 1976-1977.

"Lady Jane Wellesley Dated Charles in 1973–74; a good match, but she couldn’t handle the media spotlight." (Ozy)

"Considered by many to be the prime candidate for marriage to the Prince, with her dazzling good looks and impeccable pedigree, she enjoyed a relationship with Charles in 1973-4. When it failed, blame was put on the media for its too-intense scrutiny; when asked on one occasion -- reasonable enough -- if there was to be an engagement announcement, she spiritedly snapped back 'Do you honestly believe I want to be Queen?' Daughter of the 8th Duke of Wellington, she went on to forge a career as a film-maker and biographer but despite a number of romances including Melvyn Bragg and Loyd Grossman has never married. Lives Notting Hill." (Telegraph)

21) Janet Jenkins.
Lover in 1970-1992.
"When serving on HMS Bonnington with the Royal Navy, Charles dated Janet Jenkins, a receptionist at the British consulate in Montreal. She was his secret lover and confidante throughout the 1970s and allegedly even met up with him after he had married Diana. In 2009 six letters the Prince wrote Janet were sold on eBay for 20,000 pounds. They included a note suggesting a romantic tryst ('I would have thought your apartment is the quietest place.') In another he apologises for 'ruining a gloriously cosy evening' by rushing off.'" (Express)

Laura Jo Kauffman
22) Laura Jo Kauffman (1953-?)
Dated in 1974.

Also known as nee Laura Jo Watkins.

Daughter of: American rear admiral.

"One of Charles’ few American girlfriends, Watkins was the daughter of a U.S. rear admiral. She met HRH in San Diego during his naval service aboard the HMS Jupiter. Charles invited Watkins to London to attend his first speech in the House of Lords, but the relationship was a nonstarter: Watkins is Roman Catholic. Watkins (now Kauffman) lives in Brooklyn." (Ozy)

"Laura Watkins dated Charles in 1974; in a tale as old as time, Catholic Laura could never marry Protestant Charles." (Ozy)

" . . . In 1974 he was so smitten with Laura Jo Watkins, the daughter of American Admiral James Watkins, that he invited her to his maiden speech in the House of Lords. . . ." (Game of Crowns: 75)

"A particular fancy of the Prince of Wales but had no chance of becoming his princess as she is Roman Catholic. The daughter of a US Rear Admiral, she met the heir to the throne in San Diego, California, when Charles was serving aboard HMS Jupiter. Crucially invited to London to witness his maiden speech in the House of Lords but the romance fizzled out after a weekend in Deauville. Married, lives Brooklyn, New York." (Telegraph)

"Before Janet, Charles had romanced Laura Jo Watkins, the daughter of a US admiral, whom he had met when his ship HMS Jupiter called at San Diego. The admiral was unable to make it to the welcome party and sent his daughter instead. A beautiful California blonde Laura Jo went on several dates with Charles and wrote to him afterwards but as a Roman Catholic she would never be a serious contender." (Express)

23) Lucia Santa Cruz.
Lover in 1968-1970.

Daughter of: Chilean ambassador to UK.

" . . . He lost his own virginity courtesy of the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, 'Rab' Butler, the distinguished former Chancellor, Foreign Secretary, and Home Secretary, who slipped a key to a side entrance of the Master's lodge to his beautiful researcher, Lucia Santa Cruz, daughter of the Chilean ambassador at the Court of St. James, so tha the Prince could meet with her in private. . . ." (The Diana Chronicles: 94)

The woman who introduced Charles to the ways of love: "The woman who introduced Charles to the ways of love was Lucia Santa Cruz, vivacious daughter of the then Chilean ambassador to London. Three years older than the Prince, they met when he was at Cambridge from 1967 to 1970. Lucia was sufficiently practised in the ways of courting (and of avoiding the Trinity College curfew which separated sexes after dark) to have acquired a key to the Master's Lodge for their meetings. When Charles left Cambridge, the romance ended, but Lucia has gone down in history as the woman on whom the Prince 'cut his teeth'." (Daily Mail)

Charles's first generally acknowledged girlfriend: "His first girlfriend generally acknowledged to have been Lucia Santa Cruz when he was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge. The daughter of the Chilean ambassador she was research assistant to Rab Butler, the master of the college who gave Charles his own key to the Master's Lodge. As Butler's wife put it, Charles 'cut his teeth' on Lucia. Their relationship lasted from 1968 to 1970 but they remained friends and Lucia was invited to his wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles." (Express)
Rosie Clifton
Prince Charles & Rosie Vestey
24) Rosie Vestey (1952-Present)
Lover in 1973.

Also known as nee Hon. Mrs. Rosie Clifton.

Daughter of: British colonel.

Wife ofHon. Mark Vestey, mar 1975. 

"Married Hon. Mark Vestey, brother of 3rd Lord Vestey, 1975; 4 children. Lives Gloucestershire. A Colonel's daughter, went out with Charles in the autumn of 1973." (Telegraph)

"Hon. Mrs Rosie Vestey (nee Clifton) b. 19/11/1952 Married Hon Mark Vestey, brother of 3rd Lord Vestey, 1975; 4 children. Lives Gloucestershire. A Colonel’s daughter; went out with Charles in the autumn of 1973" (Telegraph)

25) Sabrina Guinness (1955-Present)
Lover in 1979.

"Grand-daughter of Sir Arthur Guinness and daughter of Eton and Oxford-educated banker James Guinness. The 'liveliest' of Charles's fancies, when they met in 1979 she had already enjoyed relationships with Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson, Rod Stewart and David Bowie. Famously snubbed by Prince Philip when arriving at Balmoral and complaining that the transport bringing her to the castle was like a Black Maria, HRH snapped: 'Well, you'd KNOW all about Black Marias, wouldn't you?' Set up Youth Cable Television charity but now acts as adviser to newspaper magnate Yevgeny Lebedev. Never married." (Telegraph)

"That weekend in 1979, the beautiful Sabrina Guinness, 24, was at Balmoral with a bachelor Prince Charles, together with the Queen and Philip. It was common knowledge that the bride-hunting prince, then 31, was besotted with her. Ash-blonde Sabrina was the girl with everything — staggeringly pretty, endlessly long legs, a bright mind and a sunny disposition, not to mention a Guinness heiress through her father, on the banking side of the billionaire brewery family. One male admirer summed her up as ‘a cross between Goldilocks and Alice in Wonderland’. But after nine heady months together, Charles suddenly, though reluctantly, dropped her, and everyone knew why. Unlike Diana, who was only 19 and had kept herself ‘tidy’ when she got engaged to the prince two years later, Sabrina had lived a little, and the Queen knew it. . .  She and Prince Charles had been very close, meeting secretly as well as going to polo and the theatre. She pointedly took fly-fishing lessons (one of Charles’s favourite hobbies), and Princess Margaret described the relationship as ‘serious’." (Daily Mail)

26) Sarah McCorquodale (1955-Present)

Lover in 1977.

Also known as Lady Sarah Spencer.

27) Sheila Ferguson (1947-Present)

American singer, actress, author & song-writer.
"Almost all the girls he dated, and tried to convince himself he loved, were sprigs of aristocracy -- though there were the occasional flirtations - including, famously, Sheila Ferguson of the Three Degrees. Those names, and there are several, are never added to the official tally." (Telegraph)

"She has always made clear that there was no romantic involvement, although Charles, who had met the band before, invited the Three Degrees to perform at his 30th birthday party in November 1978 – and is said to have been so besotted with Miss Ferguson that he made amorous advances." (Mail Online)

28) Sibylla Dorman.
Daughter of Governor of Malta

29) Susan MacCorkindale (1950-Present)

Lover in 1978.

Also known as nee Susan George.

"Socially, markedly different from all Charles's other fancies, she was born in Surbiton and started work as an actress at the age of four. Childhood holidays were spent in a caravan park in Font-y-Gary in South Wales. In adulthood a formidable actress - star of a wide variety of films including Sam Peckinpah's 'Straw Dogs', with its infamous rape scene - then producer, and Arabian horse breeder. Never stood a chance of becoming Princess of Wales but Charles was strangely moved by her. Married to actor Simon MacCorkindale from 1084 to his death from cancer in 2010; no children. Lives Somerset." (Telegraph)

"British film star sexpot Susan George was catapulted to fame in 1971 when she starred in the controversial movie Straw Dogs (it featured a shocking rape scene). After four years with American singer Jack Jones, she dated tennis star Jimmy Connors, footballer George Best and rock star Rod Stewart. There there was Prince of Wales. A surprise invitation to join the 400 guests at his 30th birthday party at Buckingham Palace where she danced several times with the bachelor Prince, was the start of a brief romance of candlelit dinners and quiet evenings at the theatre. All rather demure really. Now a professional horse breeder, Susan George remains admirably discreet. 'He was a very nice man,' she says." (Daily Mail)

30) Zoe Sallis.
"During this time, Charles became intensely involved with a beautiful Indian-born actress who had been the mistress of Hollywood director John Huston. Zoe Sallis, who gave birth to Huston's son in 1962, was a Buddhist and devoted to swamis. Her influence on Prince Charles disturbed the Palace. She espoused transcendentalism and the doctrine of many divinities, which is inconsistent with the Anglican belief in one omnipotent God. Charles was enraptured by his new lover, who was ten years his senior, and he began practicing what she was preaching. She had given him a book entitled The Path of the Masters and said that her mission was to convert him to belief in reincarnation. To the dismay of his staff, she succeeded. He began talking about the transmigration of souls and speculated about the form that Lord Mountbatten might assume when he returned to earth." (The Royals: 251)

References for Charles, Prince of Wales.

Charles: The Heart of a King
Queen Camilla
The Diana Chronicles
William and Harry