02 June 2005

Former archbishop says Charles should marry Camilla

The Former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has told the Times Newspaper that he believes Prince Charles should marry Camilla Parker Bowles.

In the past, remarriage of divorcees in Church was restricted to those whose previous spouse had died.

However Carey believes that Charles should marry Camilla.

Lord Carey told the Times the prince was more "sinned against than sinning" in his marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales, and should now be able to remarry.

He added "The Christian Faith is all about forgiveness. We all make mistakes... There is no doubt that there has been a strong loving relationship, probably since they were very young... He is the heir to the throne and he loves her. The natural thing is that they should get married."

Mrs Parker Bowles is also a divorcee, having cheated on her husband Andrew Parker Bowles - by having an affair with Prince Charles. His constant cheating on Diana led her to attempt suicide.

Prince Charles famously slept with Camilla on the eve of his wedding to Princess Diana.

George Carey also appears apparently unconcerned by Charles longstanding homosexual relationship with Michael Fawcett, his "aide".

Many have questioned whether a self-confessed liar and adulterer such as Prince Charles can ever be head of the Church of England, let alone head of state of our Country.

More Information
BBC News - Charles should marry, says Carey