It is believed that back in the 1960s, King Charles III was very fond of a famous movie star and even gave her a "special gift."

Prince Charles and Barbra Streisand in LA, 1974. Source: Legion Media

The woman was the iconic actress and singer Barbra Streisand. It is alleged that during his studies at Cambridge University in the late 1960s the young prince was "obsessed" with Streisand and claimed that she was his "only movie star." He also called Barbra "stunningly attractive and very sexy."

According to the American writer Christopher Andersen, the future monarch watched the movie Funny Girl starring Streisand three times. Anderson wrote that a photo of Barbra in a frame hung in Charles' room at the Cambridge University campus and on the wall of his bedroom in Buckingham Palace.

Prince Charles and Barbra Streisand in LA, 1974. Source: Legion Media

During his military service in the Royal Navy, Charles went on a business trip to Los Angeles. There, he requested a meeting with Barbra. In the end, the prince and the actress were able to talk for about 15 minutes. Streisand was rumored to have been very nervous in the presence of the heir to the British throne. 

Charles, on the other hand, wrote in his Navy Journal after that meeting that he "wanted to communicate [with Streisand] more and get to know her better." Even later, the prince wrote, "I still think she has great sex appeal."

In April 1994, Prince Charles and the movie star met again, when Barbra came to London to speak at Prince's Trust charity event. In the same year, the prince again went to Los Angeles, where Streisand attended a gala dinner in his honor. If insiders are to be believed, they also had a tete-a-tete date at Charles' Belair House.

Prince Charles and Barbra Streisand in London, 1994. Source: Legion Media

In an interview with The Times, Charles declared that he would never forget Barbra's dazzling and sparkling talent. The American star also told the press that they "have quickly become close friends" and that she even spent some time at Charles' Highgrove House in Gloucestershire.

The actress also revealed that Charles had sent her a "special gift," but her assistant mistook it for a gift from a fan. "I was walking by [the assistant's] room and I saw a bouquet of flowers and I asked: 'Who sent it to me?' she said, 'A fan named Charles.' I said: 'Really? Let me see the note.' And it had [Prince Charles'] signature on it," Barbra recalled in an interview. She noted that the flowers looked unique because they came straight from the royal gardens, not from a store.

A close friend of Princess Diana once noted that she wouldn't be surprised if Prince Charles and Barbra had an affair. And Streisand joked during one of her interviews, "If I played my cards right, I could be the first Jewish princess!"


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