It's an axiom in 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous [AA] that there are three guaranteed paths for an active alcoholic: Jail, a mental facility, or death. Camilla, Prince Charles's wife, might be headed straight to the third destiny.
In the January 12, 2009 edition of GLOBE, we find out that a boozy Camilla "attempted suicide by throwing herself down the same staircase where Princess Diana tried to take her own life." She survived - but barely. Her injuries had to be treated as an emergency.
If Camilla decides to surrender, admit her disease, and embrace recovery, we might find her story in an updated version of the global bible of AA "The Big Book." Her identity won't be disclosed but I think the details of her downward trajectory and her journey to the light will tip most of readers off who was the joyful recovering alcoholic.