Today, Prince Charles lost another close friend in comedian Joan Rivers. They met in 2003 while on a painting holiday in the South of France and became good friends right away. Rivers was one of four Americans invited to Prince Charles 2005 wedding to The Duchess of Cornwall, and was invited to take part in a comedy show to mark Charles’ 60th birthday three years later.
Joan made headlines a few years ago after making an impromptu speech at a dinner held at Highgrove to support osteoporosis sufferers. In her speech she said, “I just want to say that this is for all you bitches in the room who married your husbands for their money. I know who you are and Charles knows, too, because I’ve just pointed you all out to him!” The room apparently went silent with the guests surprised by her remarks, that was until Charles and Camilla burst out in laughter which caused the entire room to erupt.
"He’s so charming, so humorous. All the passions that everyone used to laugh at him for — organic food, architecture, talking to the flowers, we’re all into those things now.
‘He is so far ahead of his time, and I think he will be a very good monarch. He is a very smart man and I adore him”
-Joan Rivers (1933-2014)
Rest in peace, Joan.