The relationship between Diana, Princess of Wales, and Camilla Parker Bowles has been a source of fascination for the public for decades. Diana famously referred to Camilla as “the Rottweiler” in a 1995 interview with Martin Bashir, and her nickname for Camilla has become an iconic part of the story of Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles.
Diana and Camilla had a long and complicated history. They first met in 1971, when Diana was just 16 years old and Camilla was a married woman. The two women became friends, and Diana even attended Camilla’s wedding to Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973. However, their friendship ended when Camilla began an affair with Prince Charles in the late 1970s.
In her 1995 interview, Diana famously referred to Camilla as “the Rottweiler”, a reference to the aggressive and territorial nature of the breed. This nickname quickly became part of the public’s understanding of the relationship between Diana and Camilla, and it has been widely used ever since.
However, it turns out that Diana had another nickname for Camilla. In her book, The Diana Chronicles, author Tina Brown revealed that Diana also referred to Camilla as “the Rottweiler in pearls”. This nickname was a reference to Camilla’s penchant for wearing pearl necklaces, which Diana found to be a bit too ostentatious.
The story of Diana and Camilla’s relationship is one of the most fascinating and complex stories of the British Royal Family. While the public may never know the full truth of what happened between them, Diana’s nicknames for Camilla will always be remembered.