Princess Diana is still one of Britain’s most beloved Royals.
But royal photographer Arthur Edwards claimed that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, “is nicer than the Princess of Wales”.
“Diana has been dead for 25 years, so people’s memories are slipping and they’ve kissed Camilla,” he told Stellar magazine.
Claims: Royal photographer Arthur Edwards claimed Camilla ‘is nicer than Princess Diana (pictured)’ and ‘easier to live with’
‘You know what? Camilla is nicer than Diana. Easier to live with,” he continued.
“Diana had her moods, and when she died she wasn’t talking to her mom or Sarah Ferguson because of silly arguments. You don’t get that with the Duchess.
It comes after Camilla recently admitted in an interview with her son Tom Parker Bowles in You magazine that her cooking skills are limited and she has friendly competition with her husband Prince Charles over the fruits and vegetables they cultivate.
Opinion: ‘Camilla is nicer than Diana. Easier to live with. Diana used to have her moods, and when she died she didn’t talk to her mother or Sarah Ferguson because of silly arguments. You don’t get that with the Duchess,’ he said
Describing her cooking style as “nothing too complicated, difficult or tedious”, Camilla said she learned to cook by watching her mother, Rosalind Shand, who made food the “heart” of family life.
“One of my earliest memories is shelling those peas and beans with my mother, an accomplished cook,” she said. “I learned from my mother. I have never followed a recipe in my life.
“On Friday nights we were allowed to choose our dinner,” she recalls. “I always opted for the frozen chicken pot pie, much to my mother’s dismay.”
Confession: This comes after Camilla recently admitted in an interview with her son Tom Parker Bowles to You magazine that her cooking skills are limited and she has a friendly competition with her husband Prince Charles over the fruits and vegetables she eats they cultivate
In the Swinging Sixties, the Duchess often visited London’s finest restaurants, such as Alexander’s on King’s Road. “I remember how excited I was when I first ate shrimp and avocado at Alexander’s… The combination seemed incredibly exotic,” Camilla said.
The Shand family spent their summers on the island of Ischia, near Naples, where the Duchess says “instilled a passion for Italian cuisine”. Yet she takes little credit for her restaurant critic son’s refined palate, describing herself as “ever the most adventurous of cooks”.
The Duchess specialized in simple, healthy foods when Tom and his sister Laura were growing up in Wiltshire.
“My cooking relies on good ingredients. Nothing too messy, or picky or tedious. Lots of tarragon chicken, scrambled eggs and bacon and chicken casserole. There were always roasts on Sundays.
“The children ate a lot of cheese on toast. We had a vegetable garden… so we ate in season before it became fashionable. That’s exactly what you were doing in the country at the time.
Lessons: Describing her cooking style as ‘nothing too complicated, difficult or tedious’, Camilla said she learned to cook by watching her mother, Rosalind Shand, who made food the ‘heart’ of her life family.