Date: 24th September 2000
Britain's PRINCE CHARLES and his girlfriend CAMILLA PARKER- BOWLES have left the royal family squirming with embarrassment after photos of them sunbathing topless appeared in American tabloid THE GLOBE.
The Prince and his longtime mistress were holidaying in Avignon in the south of France, where Parker-Bowles was snapped smothering Charles with sun lotion and sunbathing topless on an adjacent sun lounger to the Prince's.
Sources in BUCKINGHAM PALACE, QUEEN ELIZABETH's London residence, say the monarch, who has only lately agreed to recognise divorcee Parker-Bowles as her son's partner, is furious at the couple for having brought more scandal to the royal family.
A source says, "The Queen was angry when Camilla was photographed in a swimsuit on Mauritius in the Indian Ocean earlier this year (00). Now she's gone a step too far - taking off her top with Charles by her side! "Charles is sure to get a blast when he gets back to the palace. You can be sure the Queen will express her disgust at the topless photos."