Reports have it that the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles has hit rock bottom and that the couple is heading for a divorce after her drunken behavior became too difficult to handle.
It is believed that the Duchess of Cornwall, who married Prince Charles in 2005, has a lot of dirt on the royal family, and that she asked for a pay check of $350 million to keep her silence, the July 14 print edition of GLOBE Magazine claims.
However, the ailing Queen Elizabeth has no intention of giving her a dime, and even called the Duchess of Cornwall a disgrace, reports indicate.
Celeb Dirty Laundry reported that the divorce claims intensified after Bowles realised that the time she has invested to reach her way onto the throne has completely failed, following which she heavily took to drinking. This has reportedly caused a lot of friction in their marriage.
The Prince Charles-Bowles divorce rumors have been doing the rounds for a while now, but there hasn't been an official statement yet.
Bowles and Charles were romantically involved for more than three decades before they decided to get married. On April 9, they celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary, and at the time many reports stated that the public has started seeing Bowles as Charles' wife, and not as the third person who came in between him and Princess Diana.
"The public perception of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall has certainly improved with the passage of time," Robert Jobson, author of "The New Royal Family: Prince George, William and Kate, The Next Generation" was quoted as saying by Today.
He noted that Charles' popularity hit rock bottom after his divorce with Diana.
"But their wedding and the hard work both have put into their royal duty since those dark days has, in my view, transformed their public image," Jobson said. "In the past, talk of Camilla becoming queen consort was dismissed. Even the palace fudged the issue claiming she would become 'princess consort' on Charles's ascension.
"Now most people believe that, as I always did, that should the moment come she will be accepted as queen consort."
The royal couple was recently seen visiting the Welsh Miners Memorial to lay wreaths for the people killed in the coal mines, and the two appeared to be in good spirits.