I am not sure if Diana always got things right, but Jane I think you indeed hit the nail by the head.
"Wherever there was Diana, he thought he had the right to have Camilla too."
That is probably and might always have been his feeling. He is probably the most monogamous man in history (his uncle George V included) Camilla is the leading lady and he will not give anyone else but the Queen precedence over her.
Nice for her, problamatic for many others.
Camilla didn't marry Charles for the money or the title. I would think she married him despite all that. She was relatively comforrtable moneywise and lead the life of a well-off country Lady. I doubt she had any higher aspirations. She could have married Charles in the first place many years ago, had she had her eyes on the price instead the man.
sorry fairy... I beg to differ... if all the crap I have read at my local supermarket check out tells me right...then SHE had all the intentions of his crown, before HIM!
she and her bed-hopping husband, were NOT well orff (as they say in the cournty) and most of their country life-style in later and later years was financed by our Dumbo Chuck II. Cowmilla's husband randy andy had some sort of fancy archaic title in Quuen's service (and also serviced Anne...!!) but on the overall, they struggled. Cowmilla's family is somewhat older family (but not as grand as Diana's) and she did not have much $ inherited. Sure she lived better than above english working income, but more pretensions.
plus her opening line to Dumbo Chuck was my ancestor Alice Keppel was your Eddy's consort...or some such tacky line... Chucky dittered and she did not wait, thinking she could reel both in...married Randy Andy, and kep chuck as the cash cow. He is just too depenent and insecure to notice...such a piss weak man that he is...
and no you can't have your cake and eat it too. one has to go. My bet is on his crown...