She was not an easy girl to be married to, and to get on with.The Queen is alleged to have said on one occasion, ‘My mother’s a star, my daughter-in-law’s a star. ’ She would have been superhuman if she didn’t have a certain amount of irritation, especially if she really thought of her son as being miserably unhappy.The original decision was that the Coronation should be broadcast on the radio, but not televised. ’ This was something she wished to see the whole nation take part in and she overruled the original decision.Mostly it came out of the awfulness of the war and the Blitz.One gets the impression that he’s a rather strict father. We had a very nice audience with the Queen when I was thrown out of the Falklands in 1982 after the Argentine invasion.My wife and I were invited to go and see her at Windsor.
There was one dress – a black dress – that she wore. They were a stunning couple – separately and together.And I suspect it was when he told her of his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles before they married.