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Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage ended in divorce in 1996 but it was pretty much over before that as they each had extramarital affairs and separated in 1992. Diana gave details about their unhappy union and infidelity during her Panorama interview in 1995. The prince also admitted to being unfaithful when he spoke to the Daily Mail and said, “Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?”
We know that Charles had an affair with his now-wife, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, but there have been rumors for years that he also had an affair with singing legend Barbra Streisand. Here’s the story behind that and the claim that Diana knew about that fling as well.
The affair Princess Diana admitted she knew about
Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles | Express Newspapers/Getty Images
Diana admitted to knowing Charles was unfaithful to her with at least one person and just a few months before her death in 1997, she described to The Mirror just how she found about his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
“Someone in his office told me that my husband has had a bracelet made for her,” the princess said at the time. “I walked into this man’s office one day and I said, ‘Ooh, what’s in that parcel?’ And he said ‘Oh, you shouldn’t look at that’. So I opened it and there was the bracelet … I was devastated, and I said ‘Well, he’s going to give it to her tonight.”
The bracelet was engraved with the letters G and F, which stood for Gladys and Fred — the nicknames Charles and Camilla had given one another. Diana’s discovery led to a huge fight with the prince but she ended up staying with him and attributed that choice to her being “immature.”
But did the Prince of Wales have another affair that the princess knew about but never spoke about because of the person’s celebrity status?
Did Charles have an affair with Barbra Streisand too?
Barbra Streisand | Rich Fury/Getty Images
According to Christopher Andersen, the best-selling author of Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate and the Throne, Charles did have an affair with Barbra Streisand.
Anderson told Inside Edition that the prince always had a massive crush on the American singer and even kept a poster of her on his wall in college. The two first met in 1974 on the set of Streisand’s film Funny Lady. Anderson claims that they connected again in 1994 when the songstress performed for his Prince’s Trust charity at Wembley Arena in London. Anderson alleged that the prince then took a trip to Los Angeles shortly after that so he and Streisand could have a “rendezvous at the Bel Air Hotel.”
In his book, Anderson wrote that Streisand was later heard telling someone “Who knows? If I’d been nicer to him, I might have been the first real Jewish princess.”
Although the meetups between the prince and actress were supposed to be private, Anderson claims that Princess Diana knew about them and wasn’t too surprised because of Charles’ infatuation with Streisand over the years.
“Something was going on and Diana knew all about it,” Anderson said.
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