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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Second Wife of Charles + Prince of Wales

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, and is the current holder of the titles of Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Chester and Baroness of Renfrew.

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    Would You Rather Be Dead Than Old?
    Huffington Post - Nov 05, 2015
  • Duchess Kate And Prince William Greet Royal Baby Girl As Twitter Celebrates #Royal Baby
    The Inquisitor - May 02, 2015
  • Duchess Kate Middleton And Prince Charles Want Royal Baby Girl As Patients Try To Delay Labor To Join Princess Kate
    The Inquisitor - May 01, 2015
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    Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall Tours Kentucky During Us Trip 
    Daily Mail (UK) - Mar 21, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.


1947 Birth Born on July 17, 1947.


1964 16 Years Old Camilla left Queen's Gate with one O-level in 1964; her parents did not make her stay long enough for A-levels. … Read More
1965 17 Years Old 1 More Event
On 25 March 1965, Camilla was a debutante in London.


1970 22 Years Old …  The couple dated on and off for some years, though broke up again in 1970, and Parker Bowles began dating Princess Anne; however, they later reconciled and announced their engagement in The Times in 1973, marrying on 4 July that year in a Roman Catholic ceremony at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks in London. … Read More
…  In 1973, Camilla married British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles, with whom she has two children and five grandchildren. In 1995, Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles divorced. For many years, Camilla and the Prince of Wales had a controversial relationship, which was highly publicised in the media and attracted worldwide scrutiny. In 2005, it culminated in a civil marriage at Windsor Guildhall, which was followed by a televised Anglican blessing by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. … Read More


1981 33 Years Old …  In 1981, Charles married Diana Spencer.


1992 44 Years Old The affair became public knowledge in the press a decade later, with the publication of Diana: Her True Story in 1992, followed by the Camillagate scandal in 1993, wherein an intimate telephone conversation between Camilla and Charles was secretly recorded and the transcripts were published in the tabloids. The book and tape instantly damaged Charles's reputation. Meanwhile, the press vilified Camilla. In 1994, Charles finally spoke about his relationship with Camilla in a televised interview with Jonathan Dimbleby. He told Dimbleby in the interview, "Mrs. Parker Bowles is a great friend of mine a friend for a very long time. She will continue to be a friend for a long time." The same year he admitted in his biography written by Dimbleby that the relationship between him and Camilla rekindled after his marriage had "irretrievably broken down" in 1986. … Read More
1995 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1995, after twenty–one years of marriage, Camilla and her husband decided to divorce. The previous year her mother, Rosalind, had died from osteoporosis, and her father later defined this as a "difficult time for her". A joint statement was released by their lawyers on 11 January 1995, stating their divorce was amicable and claimed it was due to different interests, which eventually led to separate lives. The divorce was finalised in March 1995.
1997 49 Years Old …  She became patron of the charity in 1997 and appointed president in 2001 in a highly publicised event, accompanied by the Prince of Wales. … Read More


2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 54 Years Old After a series of appearances at public and private venues, the Queen invited Camilla to her Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002. … Read More
2004 56 Years Old In 2004, Camilla accompanied Charles on almost all of his official events, including a high profile visit together to the annual highland games in Scotland. Throughout, the press speculated on when they would announce their engagement. On 10 February 2005, Clarence House announced their engagement which received a huge amount of coverage in the media worldwide. Polls conducted in the United Kingdom showed overall support for the marriage. On 10 February 2005, Clarence House announced that Camilla and the Prince of Wales were engaged; as an engagement ring, Charles gave Camilla a diamond ring that was believed to have been given to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, when she gave birth to her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. … Read More
The marriage was to have been on 8 April 2005, and was to take place in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle, with a subsequent religious blessing at St George's Chapel. … Read More


2007 60 Years Old 1 More Event
She conducted the naming ceremony for HMS Astute on 8 June 2007, and, on 10 December, she did the same for the new Cunard cruise ship, MS Queen Victoria; it was stated that the Queen was surprised by Cunard's invitation.
2008 - 2009 2 More Events
In October 2010, she accompanied the Prince of Wales to Delhi, India for the opening of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
In March 2011, the Duchess went with the Prince of Wales to undertake official visits in Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.
She is the honorary Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy Medical Service. In this role she visited the training-ship HMS Excellent in January 2012, to award medals to naval medical teams returning from service in Afghanistan.
In February 2013, she was appointed Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, a role which is ceremonial and will involve conferring graduates with their degrees and took up the office in June 2013. … Read More
2014 67 Years Old In June 2014, the Duchess and the Prince of Wales attended the 70th anniversary celebrations of D-Day in Normandy, France, and embarked on a nine-day tour to Mexico and Colombia in November of that year.
In May 2015, the Duchess and the Prince of Wales undertook their first joint trip to the Republic of Ireland.
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