Operation Ritz REVEALED: Secret plan which got Prince Charles and Camilla out of shadows – Today Ne

Operation Ritz REVEALED: Secret plan which got Prince Charles and Camilla out of shadows  – Today Ne


 Charles and Camilla, now the Duchess of Cornwall, stepped out of London’s Ritz hotel on January 28 1999 as part of a secret plan to publically confirm their relationship Operation Ritz marked the first time Charles and Camilla were photographed as an official couple and the carefully-planned move was masterminded by Charles’s spin doctor, Mark Bolland Meghan Markle has this ONE THING in common with Camilla – REVEALED REVEALED: Moment Prince Charles and Camilla CONFIRMED royal romance  Until then, Charles and his former mistress had avoided being seen and photographed together in public  Camilla had been accused of being a marriage wrecker and the “other woman” following the breakdown of Charles’s marriage to Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997  However, Mr Bolland was working behind the scenes to win the public over. Operation Ritz saw Charles and Camilla leave the London hotel together shortly before midnight  Some 200 photographers, who had been tipped off by Mr Bolland, were ready to capture the milestone moment  The smiling couple walked down the steps of the hotel to their waiting car. And the plan was a success, with newspapers celebrating the couple going public with their relationship  The Daily Express’s front page said: “It’s official, we’re a couple.” Meghan Markle inspires Camilla as she uses SAME handbag on visit QUEEN CAMILLA: Charles faces constitutional FIGHT as Duchess’ title  Since then, Camilla has been warmly welcomed into the royal fold. The Queen recognised Charles’s relationship a year after Operation Ritz by attending a birthday lunch for King Constantine with Camilla present  Charles finally wed Camilla in April 2005 at the Guildhall in Windsor, decades after they first fell in love  When Charles takes to the throne, Camilla is set to become Queen Consort unless there is a change in the law  When they married, royal aides insisted Camilla would be known as Princess Consort when Charles takes to the throne  But references to Princess Consort were removed from Clarence House’s webste last year  Royal author Robert Jobson – who broke the story that the couple were getting married in 2005 – said there is “no question” Camilla will become Queen Consort when Charles is king   And royal expert Dickie Arbiter said there is “no reason” why the public should not accept Camilla as Queen Consort  

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