Queen Camilla's Great-Great-Grandmother Was A Mistress To King Charles' Great-Great Grandfather?
The Queen Consort's great-great-grandmother Alice Frederica Edmonstone born on April 29, 1868, grew up a tomboy with the nickname "Freddie." However, when she became a young woman, she became "flirtatious Freddie" due to her reputation with men in Victorian society, Showbiz CheatSheet reported.
Freddie was a "renowned beauty with chestnut hair, a pale complexion, large blue eyes, a small waist, and a large chest — and she wasn't afraid to use those assets to her advantage."
Freddie married the dashing Lieutenant Colonel George Keppel at 23. However, he reportedly didn't have the means to provide her with the lifestyle she was accustomed to.
Freddie reportedly targeted wealthy men and had affairs with them, Factinate reported. She met Prince Albert Edward in 1989 when he was 56, and she was 29.
Then-Prince Albert Edward also had his own scandalous reputation. He reportedly had affairs with dozens of noblewomen. Historians estimated that he had at least 55 liaisons throughout his life.
Freddie's affair with the late king lasted for 12 years. They were reportedly together from when he was just the Prince of Wales, through his coronation as King Edward VII and until he died in 1910.
The lengthy affair reportedly didn't affect Freddie's marriage because her husband also had affairs. George even reportedly accommodated her royal affair by sneaking out of their home when the king would arrive.
Freddie's daughter Violet said she had a gift of happiness and "excelled in making others happy."
"She resembled a Christmas tree laden with presents for everyone," Violet said about her mom.
Prince Harry Called Queen Consort Camilla A Villain
While Freddi's husband supported her affair with the king, the current monarch's family had a hard time accepting Camilla even decades after their affair started. In Prince Harry's recent interview promoting his book Spare, he called Camilla a "villain" and "dangerous."
"She was the villain. She was the third person in their marriage," Prince Harry told Andrew Cooper in their interview for 60 Minutes.
Prince Harry also said that his stepmother was "dangerous" because she "needed to rehabilitate her image."
Cooper urged Prince Harry to explain why he considered Queen Camilla dangerous, and he pointed out her connection with the press.
"Because of the connections that she was forging within the British press. And there was open willingness on both sides to trade of information. And with a family built on hierarchy, and with her, on the way to being Queen Consort, there was gonna be people or bodies left in the street because of that."
Prince Harry also mentioned that his father and Camilla would use him and his brother, Prince William, for positive PR.
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