Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles
Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles are pictured during a visit to The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom to commemorate its 10th anniversary on Feb. 5, 2019 in London, England. Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles had a scandalous love story that made headlines when Princess Diana shared details about their affair in 1995. However, according to royal author Penny Junor, Charles’ marriage to Diana wasn’t the first relationship damaged by his love for Camilla.

Before Prince Charles married Diana, he was in a committed relationship with Anna Wallace. Although the Prince of Wales reportedly proposed to the Scottish heiress twice, he still had lingering feelings for Camilla.

In the 2017 biography “The Duchess: The Untold Story,” Junor claimed Wallace “dumped” Charles following two occasions in which he left her to spend time with Camilla, who was married to Andrew Parker Bowles.

“Charles had taken her to two successive balls and then danced with Camilla for most of both evenings,” Junor wrote.

Despite his love for Camilla, as the heir to the throne, Charles felt obligated to settle down. “He was now 32. The press was on his case and so was his father, who he wanted nothing more in life than to please.”

Prince Charles married Princess Diana in 1981, however, the couple divorced in 1996. In the Channel 5 documentary “The Royal Family at War,” Ingrid Seward claimed the end of their marriage was an emotional experience that brought them closer together. “On the day of the divorce, she and Charles sat down together on the sofa and they both cried,” she said.

Despite their tumultuous relationship, the royal expert revealed Diana and Charles’ divorce gave them the opportunity to find peace. “It was this crazy separation, but by the time the divorce was finalized, they were on much better terms,” she said.