The relations of King Carlos III have been at the forefront of the British media. Broadcast around the world, the King married the late Princess Diana in 1981. Their marriage turned into a scandal when it was revealed that Charles was having an affair with the now Queen Consort, Camilla Parker Bowles. While many know these two women as close to the king, there was another famous face who got quite close to him.
Being a member of the royal family, you meet many important figures and celebrities. King Charles III even once met the legendary singer and actress, Barbra Streisand. And long before Princess Diana and Queen Consort Camilla, the king was rumored to have been having an affair with the singer. A book published in 2016 by author Christopher Andersen alleged that the two had once shared a relationship, citing that the king was even “in love” with Streisand. According to Vanity Fair, the two have never confirmed a relationship but formed a fairly close friendship that had the potential to go further.
King Charles III is like the rest of the world and he was a big fan of artists like Barbra Streisand. The legendary singer burst onto the scene with her incredible voice in the 1960s and caught the attention of many, including famous British royalty. According to the Reportedly, Carlos’s adoration for the star began while he was attending college. Christopher Andersen’s book, “Game of Crowns,” reported that the king’s bedroom walls were covered with posters of the singer (via Town & Country). So when King Charles finally met the famous star, it was a central memory for him. Carlos was very open about her feelings towards the singer when he remembered meeting her for the first time.”I have always been a huge fan of the incredibly versatile American actress and singer Barbra Streisand .”
King Charles III’s crush on Barbra Streisand was before he met Diana
The king shared how he was just a young man serving in the Royal Navy in 1974 when he met Streisand. Carlos was in San Diego, California, and when he found out that the singer was filming “Funny Lady” near her, he knew he had to meet Streisand. The British royal revealed: ” I will never forget the dazzling, effervescent talent of him and the unique vibrancy and appeal of his voice and his acting ability .” Andersen reported that the two kept in touch over the years, including during his marriage to Princess Diana. Regardless of the rumors that Carlos and Streisand were in a relationship, he clearly couldn’t stop talking about the singer.
Barbra had her side of the story ever since they met. Streisand remembered when she offered him tea during the meeting. He quipped, “Didn’t they have to give me a poison test or something? No.” From that point on, Streisand recalled casually passing by with the royals on different occasions. King Carlos III even surprised the singer of “The Woman in Love” with flowers during his stay in London. Streisand shared: “I said, ‘Who sent me that? And she said: ‘A fan named Carlos’”. Barbra Streisand clarified that this all happened “before I met Diana.” But being the outgoing character that she is, she had to make fun of King Charles when she attended his show. During her performance, Streisand shared: “I said, ‘You know, if I had played my cards right, I might have ended up being the first Jewish princess .’” While it would have been interesting to see King Charles and Streisand together, they just remained friends.