A new monarch who is a divorcee would once have scandalised. But Charles’ accession shows how much has changed

  • Henry Kha

Press/Media: Expert Comment


  • King Charles III is the first British monarch who previously had a civil marriage and a civil divorce.
  • Charles married his long-time love interest Camilla Parker-Bowles after his marriage to Lady Diana Spencer broke down.
  • The accession of a divorcee as king a generation earlier would have been unpalatable to many.
Period13 Jun 2023

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