Even on dates and during intimate moments, actress Susan George still called King Charles ‘Sir’
After his first great love, Camilla Shand, married Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973, Charles was free to play the field.
One woman who caught his eye was actress Susan George — star of 1971 film Straw Dogs — with whom he enjoyed several intimate dinner dates.
An informed source, who was very close to her at the time, said that even at their most intimate moments Susan still called the prince ‘Sir’.
To friends, she referred to him as her ‘special individual’, though she publicly denied there had been a romance.
Another actress Charles greatly admired was Barbra Streisand, with whom he formed a close bond in 1974. He recently told a radio programme that they had first met when he was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, and his ship had docked in San Diego, California.
Prince Charles at a polo match in Windsor with actress Susan George on July 10, 1991
English actress Susan George posed wearing a blue blouse, seated on a wicker chair beside a river in England in 1972
‘I heard that she was making the film [Funny Lady, sequel to Funny Girl]. I was lucky enough to visit the set and to meet her there. I shall never forget her dazzling, effervescent talent and the unique vitality and attraction of her voice and her acting ability,’ he said.
Barbra also had good memories of their time together. ‘We became friends, and I loved spending some time at Highgrove for a weekend fundraiser and going through his gardens,’ she said.
Of course, she added, this was well before Charles had met Diana Spencer. ‘I had a very funny line on stage when he came to see [my] show.
‘I said, “You know, if I played my cards right, I could have wound up being the first Jewish princess!” ’