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Born: July 17, 1947 (age 75 years), King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Children: Tom Parker Bowles, Laura Lopes
Spouse: Charles III (m. 2005), Andrew Parker Bowles (m. 1973–1995)
Grandchildren: Eliza Lopes, Gus Lopes, Lola Parker Bowles, Louis Lopes, Freddy Parker Bowles

Great-grandparents: Alice Keppel, George Keppel
Parents: Bruce Shand, Rosalind Shand
Nephew: Ben Elliot

Camilla is Queen of the United Kingdom and the fourteen other Commonwealth realms as the wife of King Charles III.

Camilla became queen consort on 8 September 2022, upon the accession of her husband following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Camilla was raised in East Sussex and South Kensington in England and educated in England, Switzerland, and France. In 1973, she married British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles, with whom she has two children, Tom and Laura. They divorced in 1995.

Camilla and Charles were romantically involved periodically both before and during each of their first marriages. Their relationship was highly publicised in the media and attracted worldwide scrutiny.

In 2005, Camilla married Charles in the Windsor Guildhall, which was followed by a televised Anglican blessing at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. From the marriage until her husband’s accession in 2022, she was known as the Duchess of Cornwall.

Camilla carries out public engagements representing the monarchy, often alongside her husband. She is also the patron, the president, or a member of numerous charities and organisations.

Since 1994, Camilla has campaigned to raise awareness of osteoporosis, which has earned her several honours and awards. She has also campaigned to raise awareness of issues such as rape, sexual abuse, literacy, animal welfare, and poverty.

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She and Charles reportedly met in 1971, according to the biography Charles and Camila: Portrait of a Love Affair by Gyles Brandreth.

Although it’s widely reported that the two met at a polo match in 1972, Brandreth wrote that they were actually introduced by their friend Lucia Santa Cruz, the daughter of the former Chilean ambassador to London.

After dating for about a year, they abruptly ended their relationship in 1973, according to the BBC.

Camilla married her longtime boyfriend, Andrew Parker Bowles, in 1973 and in 1981, Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. Although they went on to marry other people, Camilla and Prince Charles were romantically involved for 25 years.

According to Jonathan Dimbleby’s authorized biography Prince of Wales: A Biography, the two started their affair in 1986, after his marriage to Princess Diana was “irretrievably broken down,” as Charles said in a televised interview with Dimbleby.

Charles and Camilla’s affair made headlines after the publication of Andrew Morton’s Princess Diana biography, Diana: Her True Story, in 1992, which had allegations of Charles’s infidelity.

In 1994, Prince Charles publicly addressed his relationship with Camilla for the first time with Dimbleby.

“Mrs. Parker Bowles is a great friend of mine. I have a large number of friends. I’m terribly lucky to have so many friends who I think are wonderful and make the whole difference to my life, which would become intolerable otherwise,” he said.

“She has been a friend for a very long time, along with a lot of other friends, and will continue to be a friend for a very long time.”

Despite all the scrutiny surrounding their relationship after both of their divorces, the two started dating again and eventually tied the knot on April 5, 2005.

The Crown tracks the trajectory of their relationship, from the first meeting to a complicated dynamic.

Ahead of The Crown’s return, here’s what you need to know about Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Camilla Parker Bowles has two children, Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles.

With her first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, Camilla had two children: Tom (born in 1974) and Laura (born 1978). Prince Charles is not only Tom’s stepdad—he’s also his godfather.

When Camilla and Prince Charles got married, Tom and Prince William acted as witnesses since neither of the couple’s parents attended the civil ceremony, according to the BBC.

Camilla and Charles’s kids, now step-siblings, haven’t always gotten along, apparently. According to royal reporter Katie Nicholl’s 2010 book Harry and William, Prince William and his step-sister Laura formerly had an acrimonious relationship.

“William and Laura used to have terrible fights over who was to blame for their broken homes,” Nicholl wrote. “William would blame Camilla for all the hurt she had caused his mother, which would send Laura into a rage. Laura was not having any of it.

She would take a hard line and fire back at William, ‘Your father has ruined my life.’”

When Camilla married Prince Charles, she had the option of taking the title of Princess of Wales since he’s the Prince of Wales.

Because it is so commonly associated to the late Princess Diana, Camilla decided to forgo using that title, according to Marlene Koenig, royal expert and author of the blog Royal Musings.

Camilla’s official title is as follows: Her Royal Highness The Princess Charles, Princess of Wales and Countess of Chester, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Carrick, Baroness of Renfrew, Lady of the Isles, Princess of Scotland.

“Camilla was not popular or well liked, [though] this has changed a lot since the marriage as Camilla has taken on a lot of patronages and Charles is a lot happier,” Koenig told Town & Country.

“Still, [there was] a lot of tension and anger among a certain element of the population—so it was decided that Camilla would be styled as the Duchess of Cornwall, even though, of course, she is the Princess of Wales.”

Camilla Parker Bowles was born Camilla Rosemary Shand on July 17, 1947 in London, England. She grew up on a large country estate with her parents, Bruce and Rosalind, and two younger siblings, Annabel and Mark.

Like Diana, Camilla was born under the Cancer zodiac sign.

According to Vanity Fair royal reporter Katie Nicholl, Camilla has indeed seen The Crown and intends to watch season four.

“She has a wonderful sense of humor and this won’t fuss her in the slightest.”