Camilla, Cornwall
Second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
Camilla, Cornwall
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.
Biography
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
News
News abour Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall from around the web
Fierce Is The Only Word For The Duchess Of Cornwall's All-Female Security Team
Huffington Post - 4 months
So fierce, even Beyoncé would approve. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid a royal visit to the United Arab Emirates this week, where an all-female security team accompanied her around: Her Royal Highness with her all-female protection team during #RoyalVisitUAE From left to right: Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi, Nisreen al Hamawi and Salama al Remeithi. Earlier this year Shaima, Nisreen and Hannan also achieved the remarkable feat of conquering Mount Everest. ©Clarence House A photo posted by Clarence House (@clarencehouse) on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:58am PST Camilla’s protective squad were picked from among the more than 50 women who serve in the UAE’s presidential guard, according to the website Emirates Woman. From left to right, they are Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi (hidden behind the duchess), Nisreen al Hamawi and Salama al Remeithi, per the Royal Collection Trust.  During their visit to the Gulf state, t ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Would You Rather Be Dead Than Old?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Mark Shand, brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles's wife), was considered a modern day Tarzan. He lived a charmed life from day one as a dashing explorer with a to-die-for King's English accent. He was a lover of women, and adored by legions of women and men alike. He was just 63 years old on April 23, 2014, when, after a fundraiser he'd choreographed that had raised 2.7 million dollars to save Asian elephants, he lost his balance, fell, and cracked his head on the pavement. After being unhooked from life-saving machines, he was pronounced dead of, "blunt impact head trauma with a skull fracture and subdural hematoma." His daughter, Ayshesa Shand, was 19 at the time and was quoted in Vanity Fair. "In my opinion it was his time to go, as much as that seems really odd. Dad lived an extraordinary life, but he was never truly satisfied. And I felt that at that moment, he was . . . . He would have hated to be an old man. He would have hated to sit by a fire grumblin ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Duchess Kate And Prince William Greet Royal Baby Girl As Twitter Celebrates #RoyalBaby
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
Duchess Kate Middleton has given birth to a royal baby girl. As the royal baby watch ends, the royal baby girl name countdown begins. After all those days of waiting, Princess Kate gave birth at 8:34 a.m. this morning at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital after being admitted at 6 a.m., reported the Daily Mail. Prince William was with his wife when she entered the hospital. Although much conjecture had taken place about a possible long wait before the world knew of the baby’s birth, Kensington Palace made the royal announcement at 11 am. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am. The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.” At 33, Duchess Kate now has two children in line ...
Article Link:
The Inquisitor article
Duchess Kate Middleton And Prince Charles Want Royal Baby Girl As Patients Try To Delay Labor To Join Princess Kate
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
Duchess Kate Middleton is hoping for a baby girl. As the world joins Princess Kate’s royal baby watch and gamblers place their bets on baby names, the Duchess of Cambridge secretly longs for a mini-me, reported People. “I reckon Kate would love a little girl,” revealed one of her friends. “So I would be really happy for Kate if she did.” Kate isn’t alone in desiring a daughter. Prince Charles is longing for a granddaughter together with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. “We’re hoping for a granddaughter,” admitted the father of Prince William and Prince Harry. However, the family insider emphasized that Kate and William also prioritize the baby’s health. “She will still be overjoyed if she has another boy as well,” clarified the source. As the Inquisitr reported, Kate’s due date was between April 15 and April 30, and doctors may need to induce labor. With #RoyalBaby trending on social media, the Palace already has made detailed plans for how to announce the baby’s birth. ...
Article Link:
The Inquisitor article
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall tours Kentucky during US trip 
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Dressed in an elegant blue suit and beige overcoat, Camilla cosied up to prize-winning horses and petted donkeys as she strolled around Churchill Downs, the site of the famous horse racing event.
Article Link:
Daily Mail (UK) article
The Royals: See which of Britain's real-life royalty inspired the characters on E!'s TV drama
The Independent - almost 2 years
Was it simply good fortune that E! broadcast its first episode of its new drama The Royals the same week that some actual royals – in the form of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – arrived in the US, or was it clever planning?
Article Link:
The Independent article
British royals get a glimpse of two ends of Mumbai's economic spectrum
The Times of India - over 3 years
The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Mumbai on Friday on a series of engagements.     
Article Link:
The Times of India article
Prince Charles visits India
Yahoo News - over 3 years
DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 08: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales pose outside the Akshardham Temple during day 3 of an official visit to India on November 8, 2013 in Delhi, India. This will be the Royal couple's third official visit to India together and their most extensive yet, which will see them spending nine days in India and afterwards visiting Sri Lanka in order to attend the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Kate Middleton, Prince William Fawn Over Prince George In Touching New Christening Photo
US Magazine - over 3 years
Sweet baby George! One more photograph from Prince George's special christening day has been released! The royal family celebrated Prince George's christening at the Chapel Royal at St. James Palace in London on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The following day, four beautiful snapshots were released from the historic occasion. PHOTOS: Prince George's baby album! The latest photo, taken yet again by celeb photographer Jason Bell, shares a sweet and very touching moment between the little boy and his royal parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In the personal photograph, Kate Middleton holds Prince George, 3 months, as the two doting parents fawn over their precious baby boy. In the close up, Prince George smiles up at a beaming Middleton with a huge grin, as Prince William stares down with a subtle expression. PHOTOS: The royal family tree Just like the others, the photo was taken immediately following the Oct. 23 baptism in the Morning Room at Clarence House, Kensington Palace ...
Article Link:
US Magazine article
Prince George Blew Bubbles While Prince William Bounced Him at Christening
US Magazine - over 3 years
Happy royal baby! Prince George was on his best behavior for parents Kate Middleton, Prince William and guests at his royal christening on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The 3-month-old heir to the British throne made his grand entrance at St. James' Palace in London in dad's arms.  Before the service began, Prince William, 31, commented, "This is the quietest he's been all day." Once inside the Chapel Royal, an onlooker tells Us Weekly that baby George "blew bubbles while William bounced him." A source also marveled to Us, "Prince George has been good as gold today." PHOTOS: Meet Prince George Prince George was christened in front of 22 guests by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. During the ceremony, which lasted 37 minutes, the Archbishop said that George "is to share the life of Christ which is in him, regardless of whom he meets, their faith or nature or habits, so that others find life." PHOTOS: The royal family tree He also told the Duke and Duches ...
Article Link:
US Magazine article
Royal Baby Prince George's Nickname Will Be "Georgie," Says Prince Charles
US Magazine - over 3 years
Prince George has a royal nickname! While visiting the Whitstable Oyster Festival in Kent, England on Monday, July 29, Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall gave an update on their grandson, Prince George. Kate Middleton and Prince William, both 31, welcomed their first child together on July 22, and told the public two days later that they named him George Alexander Louis. While chatting with locals at the festival, Prince Charles, 64, said George is a "very good name." But he also said that his grandson will be have the nickname "Georgie in no time." (The late Prince George, Duke of Kent was called 'Georgie' by his family.) PHOTOS: Meet the royal baby! Prince Charles also received a gift to bring back to little Georgie from well-wisher Shona Corcoran and her 3-year-old daughter Hannah. "It's one of the Whitstable Oyster Festival T-shirts and we just wanted to give something to George," Corcoran told Prince Charles. "Oh, that's fantastic, thank you," he replied ...
Article Link:
US Magazine article
Final Victory Eludes Animal Kingdom at Royal Ascot - New York Times
Google News - over 3 years
New York Times Final Victory Eludes Animal Kingdom at Royal Ascot New York Times ASCOT, England — Queen Elizabeth II had made it look so easy. Sharing her carriage with Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, she led the royal procession uphill on the mile-long racecourse straightaway here as if they were on an ... Royal Ascot - Queen Anne & St James's Palace StakesBBC Sport Animal Kingdom fades in Queen Anne StakesMiamiHerald.com Fancy hats galore at Day One of Royal AscotKansas City Star Mirror.co.uk -SI.com -Baltimore Sun all 234 news articles »
Article Link:
Google News article
Clever Camilla! Duchess of Cornwall becomes first female chancellor of Aberdeen University
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
Camilla, known as the Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, was honoured by the university with a formal ceremony today as she officially accepted the position which dates back to 1860.
Article Link:
Daily Mail (UK) article
PHOTOS: Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, Hits Dior Store On Paris Tour
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Kate Middleton tends to hog the spotlight when it comes to royal fashion. But the Duchess of Cornwall has a stylish side, too, as evidenced by her recent tour of Paris. Camilla stopped off at the Dior store on Tuesday morning, making the shop one of the last stops of her first official solo international trip. The duchess perused vintage Dior gowns, met with seamstresses in the Dior workshop and chatted with creative director Raf Simons. Think she hit him up for any freebies? The shopping trip was preceded by stops at a French meat market, the French Republican Guard headquarters, the British Embassy in Paris and two Emmaus Communities. (Camilla has been a patron of Emmaus UK, an organization that supports formerly homeless people, since 2006.) It was at an Emmaus workshop in Bougavil where Camilla made a speech in French, a task that terrified her so much that it "really has taken years off my life," she joked. Compared to that, we bet a jaunt to the Dior store w ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Kate Middleton's Going To Be A Godmother
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Kate Middleton's no stranger to titles, duties and responsibility. After all, she is the Duchess of Cambridge, a soon to-be mother and now it looks like she can add the role of godmother to the list too. But before fans of the Duchess freak out over the identity of her godchild, they should probably know that Middleton is set to be the godmother of a ship — a cruise liner to be specific. Her Royal Highness is set to name Princess Cruise's newest ship, the aptly titled Royal Princess, in a week-long ceremony set for the June 13, 2013. Yes, that's a lot of royal terms to toss around on the high seas for anyone trying to keep count. "We are delighted that the Duchess will launch our new ship and can think of no better way to celebrate our company's British heritage and our commitment to the country," said Princess Cruise's CEO and president, Alan Buckelew in a release. The Duchess of Cambridge joins a long line of British royalty and famous women responsible for christ ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Linda Howard Urbach: The Royal Nanny Interviews: The Dramatic Finals
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
[This week we follow the progress in the search for the woman who will be responsible for the care of the third in line for the British throne. My Little Publishing Company retains exclusive rights to these transcripts.] Tension was high and yet interest had strangely waned as Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge tried to winnow down her selection for the post of the Royal Nanny. The Queen, not feeling well, excused herself from the process. William, Harry and Charles were called upon to aid Kate in the final interviews. William: Sorry darling, we can't stay. We're late for the grouse shoot. Harry: What's good for the grouse is good for the shoot. Kate: Oh, please William, please don't kill any grouse. Think of our unborn child! William: What's wrong with her, Daddy? She's scaring me. Charles: She's just gone a bit daffy. It's something to do with the hormones. Harry: She was ever so much more fun when she wasn't preggers. Are you sure you want to go through wi ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On 9 June 2016, the Queen appointed the Duchess as a member to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.
    More Details Hide Details She is the first British princess by marriage to be appointed in such position.
    In March 2016, during her and the Prince of Wales tour to the Western Balkans, the Duchess visited UNICEF programmes in Montenegro and while there, she discussed child sexual abuse and was shown an exclusive preview of a new app designed to protect children from online sexual abuse.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2015
    In 2015, The Duchess teamed up with department store Fortnum & Mason to sell a limited edition of 250 jars of honey, which were produced by bees that reside in her private garden in Wiltshire.
    More Details Hide Details The Duchess honey jars sold for £20 a jar and were hugely successful, selling out in two weeks at the store. Sales of the Duchess of Cornwall honey were all donated to support the Medical Detection Dogs charity, of which she is patron.
    In 2015, her presidency of WOW (Women of the World Festival)—an annual festival that celebrates the achievements of women and girls as well as looking at the obstacles they face across the world—was announced.
    More Details Hide Details
    In May 2015, the Duchess and the Prince of Wales visited Northern Ireland and undertook their first joint trip to the Republic of Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2014
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2013
    The Duchess supports organisations that battle around the world on poverty and homelessness. She is the patron of Emmaus UK, and in 2013 during her solo trip to Paris, she went to see the efforts and works done by the charity in the city.
    More Details Hide Details
    On spreading literacy the Duchess stated during a speech at an event for the National Literacy Trust in 2013, "I firmly believe in the importance of igniting a passion for reading in the next generation.
    More Details Hide Details I was lucky enough to have a father who was a fervent bibliophile and a brilliant storyteller too. In a world where the written word competes with so many other calls on our attention, we need more Literacy Heroes to keep inspiring young people to find the pleasure and power of reading for themselves." The Duchess is a supporter of animal welfare and patron of many animal welfare charities including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and president of Brooke Hospital for Animals. She often visits other animal shelters to show her support and to see how the animals are cared for. In 2011, she adopted a rescue puppy, a Jack Russel Terrier from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and in 2012 adopted another from the shelter. Also in 2012, she opened two veterinary facilities at the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences at Langford, Somerset, which will provide treatment to sick animals.
    In 2013, she held a meeting at Clarence House which brought together rape victims and rape support groups.
    More Details Hide Details Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer and Home Secretary Theresa May were guests at the occasion. At the occasion, she introduced a plan to help the victims. About 750 wash-bags, packed with luxury toiletries, were distributed to victims at the centres. Her staff at Clarence House created the wash-bags. The Duchess thought of the gesture after she visited a centre in Derbyshire and asked victims what they would like to help them feel at ease after the trauma and forensic examinations. According to Clarence House, the event was the first meeting of high-profile figures to focus exclusively on rape and sexual abuse subjects. The same year, the Duchess travelled to Northern Ireland and opened The Rowan, a sexual assault and referral centre at Antrim Area Hospital which was the first centre to provide help and comfort to rape and sexual abuse victims in Northern Ireland.
    The Duchess attended the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in May 2013 and the same month she travelled to Paris on her first solo trip outside the UK.
    More Details Hide Details The Duchess is the Patron of St Catherine's School, Bramley, Animal Care Trust, The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, Unicorn Theatre for Children, British Equestrian Federation, Cornwall Community Foundation, Dundurn Castle, Wiltshire Bobby van Trust, Youth Action Wiltshire, New Queen's Hall Orchestra, St John's Smith Square, London Chamber Orchestra, Elmhurst School for Dance, Trinity Hospice, Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, Girl's Brigade in Scotland, St John's Hospital, Fan Museum, Georgian Theatre Royal, The Cornish Air Ambulance Service, Arthritis Research UK, The Girls' Friendly Society, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Plumpton College Charitable Foundation, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, President of Elephant Family (Joint with the Prince of Wales), Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres and JDRF, as well as president or patron of other charities.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She is the first female chancellor of the University of Aberdeen and only member of the royal family to hold the post since it was created in 1860.
  • 2012
    On 9 April 2012, the seventh wedding anniversary of the Duchess and the Prince of Wales, the Queen appointed the Duchess to the Royal Victorian Order.
    More Details Hide Details
    During the Australian tour, they attended the 2012 Melbourne Cup, where the Duchess presented the Melbourne cup to the winner of the race.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, they went on a tour to Jordan and met with King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania. They also made a visit to Syria and visited refugee camps of the Syrian civil war. That same year, they attended the Enthronement of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as well as the preceding celebrations in honour of Queen Beatrix.
    In November 2012, the Duchess and the Prince of Wales visited Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for a two-week jubilee tour.
    More Details Hide Details
    In March 2012, the Duchess and the Prince of Wales went to visit Norway, Sweden and Denmark to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
    More Details Hide Details In May 2012, the royal couple undertook a four-day trip to Canada as part of the jubilee celebrations.
    The Duchess is also an honorary member of other patronages and in February 2012, she was elected a bencher of The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn.
    More Details Hide Details
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2011
    In June 2011, the Duchess alone represented the British royal family at the 125th Wimbledon Tennis Championships in Wimbledon.
    More Details Hide Details
    In November 2011, the Duchess travelled with the Prince of Wales to tour Commonwealth and Arab States of the Persian Gulf.
    More Details Hide Details They toured in South Africa and Tanzania and met with President Jacob Zuma and President Jakaya Kikwete.
    In August 2011, the Duchess accompanied the Prince of Wales to Tottenham to visit the aftermath of the London riots.
    More Details Hide Details
    In March 2011, the Duchess went with the Prince of Wales to undertake visits in Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.
    More Details Hide Details The tour began in Lisbon, Portugal. The President of Portugal, President Aníbal Cavaco Silva met them. In Spain, the couple were received in Madrid by the Prince and Princess of Asturias. They later met King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain. The tour finished in Rabat, Morocco, where they met the King of Morocco.
  • 2010
    In 2010, alongside Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, she opened a centre in Ealing, West London for rape victims.
    More Details Hide Details The centre later expanded to other areas including Hillingdon, Fulham, Hounslow, and Hammersmith.
    In November 2010, the Duchess and her husband were indirectly involved in the 2010 British student protests when their car was attacked by protesters.
    More Details Hide Details Clarence House later released a statement on the incident: "A car carrying Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall was attacked by protesters but the couple were unharmed."
    In October 2010, she accompanied the Prince of Wales to Delhi, India for the opening of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
    More Details Hide Details
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    After visiting nine rape crisis centres in 2009 and hearing accounts from survivors, the Duchess began raising awareness and advocating ways to help victims of rape and sexual abuse to overcome and move past their trauma.
    More Details Hide Details According to The Times, "The stories Her Royal Highness heard on her first visit and the stories she heard subsequently have left her with a strong desire to raise awareness about rape and sexual abuse and to try to help those affected." She often speaks to victims at a rape crisis centre in Croydon and visits other centres to meet staff and victims, around the UK and during overseas tours.
  • 2008
    In 2008, she joined the Prince of Wales to tour the Caribbean, Japan, Brunei and Indonesia.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, they embarked on a tour of Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Italy and Germany. Their visit to the Holy See in Italy included a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI. They later visited Canada. In early 2010, they undertook a visit to Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland.
  • 2007
    In November 2007, the Duchess toured with the Prince of Wales on a four-day visit to Turkey.
    More Details Hide Details
    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.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2005
    Although she will legally become queen consort if Prince Charles becomes king, Clarence House stated on the occasion of their wedding in 2005 that it is intended that Camilla will adopt the unprecedented style of Princess Consort instead.
    More Details Hide Details The title is similar to the style of Prince Albert. This is not the same usage as her father-in-law, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who does not hold the title of Prince Consort although he was created a Prince of the United Kingdom by his wife, Queen Elizabeth II. See also List of honours of the British Royal Family by country;Orders Medals Personal Fellowships Civics Academic Academic degrees The Duchess of Cornwall holds the following military appointments: Australia Canada United Kingdom The Duchess of Cornwall's ancestry is predominantly English. She also has Dutch, Scottish, Colonial American, French and French–Canadian ancestors. Camilla is descended from Dutch emigrant Arnold Joost van Keppel, who was created the Earl of Albemarle by King William III of England in 1696, through her maternal great-great-grandfather William Keppel, 7th Earl of Albemarle. The Earl of Albemarle's son, Willem van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, married Lady Anne Lennox, who was the daughter of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, illegitimate son of King Charles II. Through Anne Lennox, her bloodline is descended from the House of Stuart and House of Bourbon.
    The Duchess made her inaugural overseas tour, to the United States, in November 2005.
    More Details Hide Details During their tour in the United States, they met with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush at the White house. Afterward they visited New Orleans to see the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and met with some of the residents whose lives were changed drastically by the hurricane. In March 2006, the couple undertook a visit to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India.
    In 2005, she stated, "With hindsight, you can say that Charles should have married Camilla when he first had the chance. They were ideally suited, we know that now. But it wasn't possible." … "it wouldn't have been possible, not then." … When Charles heard of the engagement of Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973, he wrote to Lord Mountbatten: "I suppose the feeling of emptiness will pass eventually." Nevertheless, they remained friends. In August 1979, Lord Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA.
    More Details Hide Details
    The Duchess of Cornwall's first solo engagement was a visit to Southampton General Hospital; she attended the Trooping the Colour for the first time in June 2005, making her appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace afterwards.
    More Details Hide Details
    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.
    More Details Hide Details To conduct a civil marriage at Windsor Castle would oblige the venue to obtain a licence for civil marriages, which it did not have. A condition of such a licence is that the licensed venue must be available for a period of one year to anyone wishing to be married there. As the royal family did not wish to make Windsor Castle available to the public for civil marriages, even just for one year, the location was changed to the town hall at Windsor Guildhall. On 4 April, it was announced that the marriage would be delayed by one day to allow the Prince of Wales and some of the invited dignitaries to attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II. Charles's parents did not attend the marriage ceremony (possibly because the Queen felt unable to attend the remarriage of a divorcee, due to her position as Supreme Governor of the Church of England); neither did Camilla's father; instead, Camilla's son and Prince William acted as witnesses to the union. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh did, however, attend the service of blessing. Afterwards, a reception was held by the Queen for the newlyweds at Windsor Castle. Camilla's dresses for the two ceremonies were designed by Anna Valentine. Performances at the wedding included the St George's Chapel Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra and Welsh composer Alun Hoddinott. As a wedding gift, The Marinsky Theatre Trust in St. Petersburg brought a Russian mezzo-soprano singer, Ekaterina Semenchuk, to the UK to perform a special song for the couple.
  • 2001
    The Duchess attended the 10th anniversary memorial service of the 11 September 2001 attacks along with the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister, David Cameron, on 11 September 2011 in London.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2000
    In 2000, she accompanied Charles to Scotland for a number of official engagements, and in 2001, she became president of the National Osteoporosis Society, which first introduced her to the public.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    She became patron of the charity in 1997 and was appointed president in 2001 in a highly publicised event, accompanied by the Prince of Wales.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, she launched a mini book titled A Skeleton Guide to a Healthy you, Vitamins and Minerals which aims to help women protect themselves from the disease. The following month, she attended the Roundtable of International Women Leaders to Examine Barriers to Reimbursement for Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis conference along with 13 eminent women from around the world. The event was organised by the International Osteoporosis Foundation and hosted by Queen Rania of Jordan and during it, she made her first public speech. The international conference which took place in Lisbon, Portugal, brought together worldwide public figures to focus on osteoporosis treatment and called for government assistance around the world. In 2004, she attended another conference in Dublin, organised by the Irish Osteoporosis Society and the following year visited the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, U.S. to give a presentation on osteoporosis to high-profile health figures.
  • 1995
    To spend time alone with her children and grandchildren, the Duchess still maintains her home, Raymill House in Lacock, Wiltshire, in which she resided from 1995 to 2003.
    More Details Hide Details The Duchess of Cornwall has three ladies-in-waiting, including long time friend Amanda MacManus, who is her chief lady-in-waiting and also her assistant private secretary. Since 2005, she has supported and often wears outfits by designers Anna Valentine, Philip Treacy and Bruce Oldfield (who were all responsible for her ensembles for her wedding to the Prince of Wales). Though no details were publicly released, it was confirmed in March 2007 that Camilla had undergone a hysterectomy.
    Though she maintained her residence, Ray Mill House—which she purchased in 1995 at Lacock, Wiltshire, Camilla then moved into Clarence House—which became Charles's household and official residence in 2003. 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.
    More Details Hide Details The ring comprises a square-cut diamond with three diamond baguettes on each side; As he is the future Supreme Governor of the Church of England, the prospect of Charles marrying a divorcée was seen as controversial, but with the consent of the Queen, the government, and the Church of England, the couple were able to wed. The Queen, Prime Minister Tony Blair and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, offered their congratulations in statements to the media.
    Following the two couples' divorces, Charles stated his relationship with Camilla was, and is, "non-negotiable." Charles was aware that the relationship was receiving a lot of negative publicity, and appointed Mark Bolland—whom he had employed in 1995 to refurbish his own imageto enhance Camilla's public profile. Camilla occasionally became Charles's unofficial companion at events. In 1999, the couple made their first public appearance together at the Ritz Hotel in London, where they attended a birthday party; about two hundred cameramen and reporters from around the world were there to witness them together.
    More Details Hide Details
    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 described 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 claiming it was due to different interests, which eventually led to separate lives. The divorce was finalised in March 1995.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1992
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Following this, the Parker Bowleses announced their own divorce the following year, having been living apart for some time, and a year later, Andrew Parker Bowles married his partner Rosemary Pitman (who later died in 2010).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    In 1981, Charles married Diana Spencer.
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    The relationship was put on hold after Charles travelled overseas to join the Royal Navy in early 1973; however, it ended abruptly afterwards. There have been different statements on why the couple's relationship ended in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details Robert Lacey wrote in his 2008 book, Royal: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, that Charles had met Camilla too early, and that he had not asked her to wait for him when he went overseas for military duties. Sarah Bradford wrote in her 2007 book, Diana, that a member of the close circle of his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten claimed Mountbatten arranged for Charles to be taken overseas to end the relationship with Camilla to make way for an engagement between his granddaughter, Amanda Knatchbull, and Charles. Some sources also suggest the Queen Mother did not approve of the marriage because she wanted Charles to marry one of the Spencer family granddaughters of her close friend, Lady Fermoy. Other sources also suggest Camilla did not want to marry Charles but instead wanted to marry Andrew Parker Bowles since she had an on and off relationship with Parker Bowles that began in the 1960s or that Charles had decided he would not marry until he was thirty years old.
    Virginia was married to Camilla's uncle Henry Cubitt from 1973 until 1979.
    More Details Hide Details
    In 1973, Camilla married British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles, with whom she has two children. They divorced in 1995. For many years, Camilla had a relationship with the Prince of Wales while both of their respective spouses were still alive. The relationship 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.
    More Details Hide Details As the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla assists the Prince of Wales on his official duties. She is also the patron, president and a member of numerous charities and organisations. Since 1994, she has taken action on osteoporosis, which has earned her honours and awards. She has also raised awareness in areas including rape and sexual abuse, literacy and poverty, for which she has latterly been praised. Camilla was born Camilla Rosemary Shand at King's College Hospital, London, on 17 July 1947 at 7:00 am (BST). She grew up in the Laines, a country house located in Plumpton, East Sussex, and a three-storey house in South Kensington, her family's second home. Her parents were British Army officer turned businessman Major Bruce Shand (1917–2006) and his wife, the Hon. Rosalind (née Cubitt; 1921–1994), an adoption worker. She has one younger sister, Annabel Elliot, and had a younger brother, Mark Shand (1951–2014). Her maternal great-grandmother, Alice Keppel, was a mistress of King Edward VII from 1898 to 1910. On 1 November 1947, Camilla was baptised at Firle Church, Sussex. Her godparents were Hon. Henry Cubitt (her maternal uncle, later the 4th Baron Ashcombe), Major Neil Speke, Heathcoat Amory, Lombard Hobson and Vivien Mosley. Camilla's mother worked for an adoption agency, while her father had different business interests after retiring from the army.
  • 1970
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Camilla was twenty-six years old, while Parker Bowles was thirty-four. Her wedding dress was designed by British fashion house Bellville Sassoon, and the bridesmaids included Parker Bowles' goddaughter Lady Emma Herbert. It was considered the "society wedding of the year" with eight hundred guests in attendance. Royal guests present at the ceremony and reception included Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. The couple made their home in Wiltshire, purchasing Bolehyde Manor in Allington and later Middlewick House in Corsham. They had two children: Tom, born in 1974, who is a godson of Prince Charles, and Laura, born in 1978. Both children were raised in their father's Roman Catholic faith. Tom, like his father, is in remainder to the Earldom of Macclesfield. During their marriage, Parker Bowles, as an officer in the British army, travelled extensively and was posted to several countries, while Camilla stayed in the UK with their children.
  • OTHER
  • 1965
    According to Peter Townend, an editor of Tatler magazine, she was among 311 debutantes in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details Columnist Betty Kenward, who wrote in her column, Jennifer's Diary, published her coming-out party in the Queen magazine. 150 guests attended the event, and was described by Kenward as "successful". After moving from home, Camilla shared a small flat in Kensington with her friend Jane Wyndham, niece of decorator Nancy Lancaster. She later moved into a larger flat in Belgravia on Cundy Street around Victoria Coach Station, sharing with her landlady Lady Moyra Campbell, the daughter of the Duke of Abercorn, and later with Virginia Carrington, daughter of the politician Lord Carrington.
    On 25 March 1965, Camilla was a debutante in London.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1964
    Camilla left Queen's Gate with one O-level in 1964; her parents did not make her stay long enough for A-levels.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of sixteen, she travelled abroad to attend the Mon Fertile finishing school in Tolochenaz, Switzerland. After completing her course in Switzerland, she made her own decision and travelled to France to learn French and French literature at the University of London Institute in Paris for six months.
  • 1947
    Born on July 17, 1947.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)