Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are reportedly in the middle of a marriage crisis, just days ahead of their three-year wedding anniversary.
The royal couple – who wed on April 9, 2005, in Windsor’s Guildhall – are due to celebrate their relationship milestone with a two-week trip to Scotland, but friends are reportedly worried their romance is on the rocks following a series of arguments.
A friend of the couple told Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper: “The rows have been escalating over the past three months. The staff are getting tired of it because you can’t help but hear the shouting. As you can imagine, it’s hugely embarrassing when that happens.”
Their pair’s marriage is said to be in such a bad way they have been nicknamed ‘The Glums’ by staff in their royal household.
One aide added: “Charles is very dismissive of Camilla’s views and lifestyle. He is ever more fussy, ratty and irascible. She is happy to spend time at Ray Mill, her old family home at Lacock in Wiltshire, and he will never go down there to comfort her. He just sits it out.
“When they first got married, Charles was at his happiest. He blossomed and everyone noticed it, but now he and Camilla are struggling to get past their issues.”
A spokesman for Charles and Camilla’s London residence Clarence House denied the couple are having relationship problems.
Charles was previously married to Princess Diana, the mother of his sons Princes William and Harry, but their union ended in divorce in 1996, a year before she was killed in a Paris car crash.
Camilla was married to Andrew Parker Bowles – who she has two grown-up children with – for 22 years. They divorced in 1995.