Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (born Camilla Rosemary Shand:, London17 July 1947) is the wife of Prince Charles.

She got her last name Parker Bowles by her marriage to army officer Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973.

She was born in London and is a great grandson of Alice Keppel, the mistress of Edward VII. She is also descended from Charles II and his mistress, Louise de Kérouaille.In 1972 she met Prince Charles common. Because its not early in marriage, she married Parker Bowles. The couple had two children, Thomas (1974) (whose Godfather is Prince Charles) and Laura (1978).

Prince Charles married Diana Spencer. Yet he remained his former beloved meet. In the early 1990s leaked telephone conversations between the two outs (Camillagate).

After Prince Charles in 1994 publicly acknowledged that he had committed adultery , divorced Andrew Parker Bowles in 1995 by his wife. He remarried shortly afterwards with his mistress with whom he had a secret relationship for quite some time. After the death of Diana were Charles and Camilla, who call each other "Fred" and "Gladys", ever more frequently seen together. Both Queen Elizabeth II as the Anglican Church , however, opposed for a long time against a possible marriage.

In the English tabloid press got Camilla blame the failure of the "fairytale wedding". When Diana died in 1997, had to Camilla long months in hiding. [source?]

Camilla for the first time In 2000, a brief encounter with Queen Elizabeth. They moved in with Charles in Clarence House, but she never sat next to him at official functions.On 10 February 2005, the Office of Prince Charles announced that the pair on 8 april of that year in the marriage performed. After the death of Pope John Paul II , however, it was decided to move the wedding a day, to april 9, 2005. This decision came before that was disclosed by the Vatican on april 8, the interment of Pope in the Papal crypt would take place.


Since her marriage to Charles Camilla is officially referred to as her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall (Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall). She calls not Princess of Wales, although they formally entitled (Charles carries both the title Prince of Wales as Duke of Cornwall). Duchess of Rothesay In Scotland they may be called, a Scottish title that her husband also performs. As long as the Parliament of the United Kingdom will not change the law, Camilla at a Coronation of her husband legally be Queen. At the wedding in 2005, however, the intention is that they will be referred to as her Royal Highness the Princess consort (Her Royal Highness The Princess Consort).

Honorific Positions[Edit]Edit

The Duchess of Cornwall is included in some orders. Also performs different honorific positions, and is patron of several cultural and charitable institutions.

A selection:

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