KEY POINTS

  • Prince Charles dated a slew of women when he was younger
  • Prince Charles felt Dale "Kanga" Tyron was the only person who truly understood him
  • Prince Charles felt Dale "Kanga" Tyron was as important to him as Camilla 

Prince Charles earned the reputation of being a playboy when he was much younger. Even though he never confirmed it, reports claimed that he dated a slew of women before finally settling down with Princess Diana and then Camilla.

But according to Town & Country, there was another woman in Prince Charles’ life who he developed a special relationship with. The Prince of Wales was convinced that Dale “Kanga” Tryon was the one person who truly understood him.

“Some sources reported that Prince Charles has even called her ‘the only woman who ever understood me. That was never substantiated and Tryon was careful to publicly deny any saucy rumors, especially considering his romance with Camilla played out around the same time,” reporter Michelle Mulligan wrote.

In an article for Daily Mail, royal expert Christopher Wilson shared more details about Prince Charles and Tryon’s relationship

“That was never substantiated and Tryon was careful to publicly deny any saucy rumors, especially considering his romance with Camilla played out around the same time. Both bore sons whose godfather he became. Both named them Charles (in Camilla’s case it was a second name). And in the end, both hated the other with a loathing,” he said.

According to Wilson, Tryon was also adored by Prince Charles’ family that they invited her and her husband, Lord Tyron, to go horse riding in Balmoral. In return, Lord Tryon invited Prince Charles to his fishing lodge in Iceland.

The expert said that it was there and during those excursions that Prince Charles swiftly fell in love with Tryon. However, it didn’t take long before the two had a falling out.

In 1997, Prince Charles released a statement saying that he was only in touch with Tryon once or twice a year. He also said that they were no longer close friends. In the same year, Tyron passed away due to septicemia.

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