Whatever Love Means

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Whatever Love Means
DVD cover
Written byWilliam Humble
Directed byDavid Blair
StarringOlivia Poulet
Laurence Fox
Theme music composerAnne Dudley
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
ProducersJolyon Symonds, Michele Buck
EditorMark Day
Original release
Release28 December 2005 (2005-12-28)

Whatever Love Means is a television film about Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles. Directed by David Blair and starring Olivia Poulet and Laurence Fox, it premiered in December 2005 on ITV1. The story centres on Charles and Camilla's relationship in the early 1970s until 1981.[1][2][3]


In 1971, Camilla Shand (Olivia Poulet) meets Charles, Prince of Wales (Laurence Fox) at a polo match. They get to know each other and begin dating. The relationship fizzles out when Charles travels overseas to join the Royal Navy in early 1973. Camilla immediately marries her ex-boyfriend Andrew Parker Bowles (Simon Wilson). Though Charles is hurt upon hearing about her marriage, they remain friends. Throughout their friendship Charles and Camilla hide their feelings for each other until 1979 when Lord Mountbatten (Richard Johnson) is murdered and Charles visits her more for emotional support. They re-ignite their romantic relationship during this period. Charles is now in his early 30s and his family and the British media begins calling him out to find a suitable bride. He meets Lady Diana Spencer (Michelle Duncan) who the media falls in love with and they eventually get engaged. Although everyone is happy Charles is about to settle down, Charles and Camilla are not due to their feelings for each other, however, they end their relationship. The story ends with Charles and Camilla getting ready for his wedding in 1981, both looking grim while dressing up for the occasion.


See also


  1. ^ "ITV plans Charles and Camilla drama". The Guardian. 11 April 2005. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Scandals of secret love at the palace". Sunday Mercury. The Free Library. 18 December 2005. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Whatever acting means". The Daily Telegraph. 11 December 2005. Retrieved 12 July 2014.