Robert Lacey wrote in his 2008 book, Royal: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, that Charles had met Camilla too early, and that he had not asked her to wait for him when he went overseas for military duties.Sarah Bradford wrote in her 2007 book, Diana, that a member of the close circle of his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten claimed Mountbatten arranged for Charles to be taken overseas to end the relationship with Camilla to make way for an engagement between his granddaughter, Amanda Knatchbull, and Charles.The relationship became highly publicised in the media and attracted worldwide scrutiny.
She has also raised awareness in areas including rape and sexual abuse, literacy and poverty, for which she has latterly been praised.In 1994, Charles finally spoke about his relationship with Camilla in a televised interview with Jonathan Dimbleby. Parker Bowles is a great friend of mine...a friend for a very long time.She will continue to be a friend for a long time." Charles was aware that the relationship was receiving a lot of negative publicity, and appointed Mark Bolland—whom he had employed in 1995 to refurbish his own image—to enhance Camilla's public profile.(née Camilla Rosemary Shand, previously Parker Bowles; born 17 July 1947), is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne.Instead of using the title of Princess of Wales, she uses the title Duchess of Cornwall, her husband's secondary designation.