Andrew Parker Bowles

Andrew Parker Bowles

Born Dec 27, 1939

Brigadier Andrew Henry Parker Bowles OBE is a retired British Army officer. He is the former husband of the Duchess of Cornwall (who is known as the Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland), who is now married to the Prince of Wales.

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1939 Birth Andrew Parker Bowles was born on 27 December 1939 as the eldest of four children to Derek Henry Parker Bowles, a great-grandson of the 6th Earl of Macclesfield, and Dame Ann Parker Bowles DCVO, daughter of multimillionaire racehorse owner Sir Humphrey de Trafford, 4th Baronet. … Read More


1960 20 Years Old Parker Bowles was educated at the Benedictine Ampleforth College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) in 1960.
1965 25 Years Old He was aide-de-camp to the Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Bernard Fergusson, in about 1965.
1967 27 Years Old He was then Adjutant Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) 1967–1969.
1969 29 Years Old The regiment became The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) 1969, and he was the Adjutant of The Blues and Royals 1969–1970.


1971 31 Years Old Parker Bowles was promoted to major 31 December 1971.
1972 32 Years Old He was squadron leader of "B" squadron in 1972 on Exercise "Motorman" in Ulster.
1973 33 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1973, he married Camilla Rosemary Shand, seven years his junior after an on and off relationship in a Roman Catholic ceremony; formerly, she was a girlfriend of the Prince of Wales, so they had both dated royal siblings. … Read More
1979 39 Years Old Later he was Senior Military Liaison Officer to Christopher Soames, Baron Soames, when he was Governor of Rhodesia during its transition to the majority rule state of Zimbabwe in 1979–1980.


1980 40 Years Old He was staff qualified (sq), and became a Lieutenant-Colonel 30 June 1980. … Read More
1981 41 Years Old In 1981–1983, he was Commanding Officer of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, and was commanding during the Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings, when men and horses from his regiment were killed and injured by a terrorist bomb. … Read More
1987 47 Years Old From 1987 to 1990, he was Colonel Commanding the Household Cavalry and Silver Stick in Waiting to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


1990 50 Years Old On 30 June 1990 he was promoted to brigadier, and was director of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps 1991–1994.
1994 54 Years Old He retired in 1994.
1995 55 Years Old Parker Bowles and Camilla divorced in 1995. … Read More


2005 65 Years Old Andrew and Rosemary Parker Bowles attended the wedding of Camilla and the Prince of Wales, which took place on 9 April 2005.
2010 70 Years Old Rosemary Parker Bowles died from cancer on 10 January 2010, aged 69.
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