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Excerpts from Prince Charles' biography

"With his fiancee, he raised the subject of his relationship with Camilla, explaining that she had indeed been one of his most intimate friends but that now that he was engaged to be married there was, and there would be, no other woman in his life. . . . he assumed that this would be enough." Author Dimbleby on how Charles told Diana about Camilla Parker Bowles.

"The lies about his feelings for his children were a source of persistent torment. . . . Unlike the princess, who had no qualms about demonstrating her love for their children in public, the prince had an aversion to displays of affection except in private. . . . "I'm not very good at being a performing monkey,' he has explained." Dimbleby on Charles and Diana's differences in dealing with their children.

"The strain is immense and yet I want to do my duty in the way I've been trained. . . . I feel so unsuited to the ghastly business of human intrigue and general nastiness . . . I don't know what will happen from now on but I dread it." Charles writing on the flight back to Britain after an ill-fated trip to South Korea shortly before his 1992 separation from Diana.

"It is at times like this that friends are most important . . . God knows what the future will hold." Charles writing two nights after the separation announcement.

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