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Mistress Of The House

by | 17th, June 2005

‘WHEN you think of a Prince and then of his mistress, the images you have of her are clear.

‘Mummy, daddy, why do they all stare?’

At night, the scarlet woman is what Evelyn Waugh would call a “Toulouse-Lautrec odalisque”, a woman of sensual beauty and sexual accessibility.

In the daytime office job, she is bit of fluff, a coquettish tease in shiny colours. She posts her warm knickers to her master in the internal mail and passes her time bending over to pick up paper clips from the floor and examining the crack in the ceiling above the boardroom table.

In public, she is vivacious, a captivating presence. When others chatter at the dinner party table, she charms with insight and wit.

What she is not is Camilla Parker Bowles. And this has long been Camilla’s complaint – no-one can fathom what it is Charles sees in her.

But now she’s legit, Camilla seems to fit in. Looking at Hello!’s pictures of the new Duchess of Cornwall’s debut at the Trooping of The Colour, the obvious thing to note is how at home she looks among the Windsors.


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