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.
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Fierce Is The Only Word For The Duchess Of Cornwall's All-Female Security Team
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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, ...
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Would You Rather Be Dead Than Old?
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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 grumbli...
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Duchess Kate And Prince William Greet Royal Baby Girl As Twitter Celebrates #RoyalBaby
The Inquisitor - almost 3 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...
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Duchess Kate Middleton And Prince Charles Want Royal Baby Girl As Patients Try To Delay Labor To Join Princess Kate
The Inquisitor - almost 3 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....
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall tours Kentucky during US trip 
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 3 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.
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The Royals: See which of Britain's real-life royalty inspired the characters on E!'s TV drama
The Independent - almost 3 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?
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British royals get a glimpse of two ends of Mumbai's economic spectrum
The Times of India - over 4 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.     
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Prince Charles visits India
Yahoo News - over 4 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)
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Kate Middleton, Prince William Fawn Over Prince George In Touching New Christening Photo
US Magazine - over 4 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 Palac...
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Prince George Blew Bubbles While Prince William Bounced Him at Christening
US Magazine - over 4 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 Duche...
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Royal Baby Prince George's Nickname Will Be "Georgie," Says Prince Charles
US Magazine - over 4 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 replie...
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Final Victory Eludes Animal Kingdom at Royal Ascot - New York Times
Google News - over 4 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 »
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Clever Camilla! Duchess of Cornwall becomes first female chancellor of Aberdeen University
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 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.
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PHOTOS: Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, Hits Dior Store On Paris Tour
Huffington Post - over 4 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 ...
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Kate Middleton's Going To Be A Godmother
Huffington Post - almost 5 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 chris...
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Linda Howard Urbach: The Royal Nanny Interviews: The Dramatic Finals
Huffington Post - almost 5 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 w...
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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.
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    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.
  • 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.
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    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.
    In May 2015, the Duchess and the Prince of Wales visited Northern Ireland and undertook their first joint trip to the Republic of Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    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.
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    In 2013, she held a meeting at Clarence House which brought together rape victims and rape support groups.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
    During the Australian tour, they attended the 2012 Melbourne Cup, where the Duchess presented the Melbourne cup to the winner of the race.
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    In November 2012, the Duchess and the Prince of Wales visited Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for a two-week jubilee tour.
    In March 2012, the Duchess and the Prince of Wales went to visit Norway, Sweden and Denmark to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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    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.
    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.
  • 2011
    In June 2011, the Duchess alone represented the British royal family at the 125th Wimbledon Tennis Championships in Wimbledon.
    In November 2011, the Duchess travelled with the Prince of Wales to tour Commonwealth and Arab States of the Persian Gulf.
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    In August 2011, the Duchess accompanied the Prince of Wales to Tottenham to visit the aftermath of the London riots.
    In March 2011, the Duchess went with the Prince of Wales to undertake visits in Portugal, Spain, and Morocco.
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  • 2010
    In 2010, alongside Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, she opened a centre in Ealing, West London for rape victims.
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    In November 2010, the Duchess and her husband were indirectly involved in the 2010 British student protests when their car was attacked by protesters.
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    In October 2010, she accompanied the Prince of Wales to Delhi, India for the opening of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
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  • 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.
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  • 2008
    In 2008, she joined the Prince of Wales to tour the Caribbean, Japan, Brunei and Indonesia.
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  • 2007
    In November 2007, the Duchess toured with the Prince of Wales on a four-day visit to Turkey.
    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.
  • 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.
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    The Duchess made her inaugural overseas tour, to the United States, in November 2005.
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    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.
    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.
    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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
    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.
  • 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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    In 1981, Charles married Diana Spencer.
  • 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.
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    Virginia was married to Camilla's uncle Henry Cubitt from 1973 until 1979.
    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.
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  • 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.
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  • OTHER
  • 1965
    According to Peter Townend, an editor of Tatler magazine, she was among 311 debutantes in 1965.
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    On 25 March 1965, Camilla was a debutante in London.
  • 1964
    Camilla left Queen's Gate with one O-level in 1964; her parents did not make her stay long enough for A-levels.
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  • 1947
    Born on July 17, 1947.
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