Sunday, July 17, 2016

Royal Profile: Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla Rosemary Shand, now known as Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall was born the eldest child of Maj. Bruce Shand and The Hon. Rosalind Shand on 17 July 1947 {Source}. She has two younger siblings, Annabel and Mark {Source}. Mark passed away in 2014 after a fall in NYC {Source}.

She grew up in East Sussex, England {Source}. She attended Dumbrells School and Queen's Gate School before attending finishing school in Switzerland and the Institut Britannique in Paris {Source}.

In 1973, she marred Andrew Parker-Bowels, with whom she has two children{Source}. They divorced in 1995 {Source}. Ten years after her divorce, sh married the future King of the United Kingdom in a civil ceremony on 9 April 2005{Source}. Both of her children were married in 2005 and 2006 and have five children between them {Source}. Her two children, two children-in-law, two stepsons, a stepdaughter-in-law, and five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren are:


  1. Mr. Thomas Parker-Bowels (1974)
    1. Mrs. Sara (Buys) Parker-Bowels
      1. Miss Lola Parker-Bowels (2007)
      2. Master Freddy Parker-Bowels (2010)
  2. Mrs. Laura (Parker-Bowels) Lopes (1978)
    1. Mr. Harry Lopes
      1. Miss Eliza Lopes (2008)
      2. Master Gus Lopes (2009)
      3. Master Louis Lopes (2009)
  3. Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge (1982)
    1. Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (1982)
      1. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge (2013)
      2. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge (2015)
  4. Prince Harry of Wales (1984)


When her husband becomes King, it is her intention to be known as HRH The Princess Consort rather than Queen Camilla {Source}.

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