Who is Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall?

HRH Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla,_Duchess_of_Cornwall-wikipedia Born as: Camilla Rosemary Shand

Birthday: July 17, 1947 at King’s College Hospital, London

Royal House:  The House of Windsor (The British Royal Family) 

Parents: Major Bruce Middleton Hope Shand (1917-2006) and Hon. Rosalind Maud Shand (née Cubitt) (1921-1994)

Siblings: Annabel Elliot (née Shand) and Mark Shand (b. 1951)

First marriage: To Andrew Parker Bowles (wedding: 1973), with whom she had two children: Tom Parker Bowles (b. 1974) and Laura Rose Lopes (née Parker Bowles) (b. 1978). They divorced on March 3, 1995.

Spouse: Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (wedding day: April 9, 2005 at the Guildhall in Windsor)

Children and Grandchildren: Thomas Henry (b. 1974) and Laura Rose (b. 1978) (from Camilla’s first marriage to Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles, from 1973 to 1995)

Official Residence: Clarence House

Other Residences: Camilla’s own house in Wiltshire, Highgrove House, Birkhall in Balmoral, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Llwynywormwood in Wales

Education: Queen’s Gate School in South Kensington, Mon Fertile finishing school in Switzerland and the Institut Britannique in Paris

Special Interests: animals and animal welfare; performing arts

Royal Work: The Duchess of Cornwall supports The Prince of Wales in his royal duties, as well as carrying out some royal engagements on her own.

Other Notes: The Duchess of Cornwall is Patron of several health-related charities, including the National Osteoporosis Society and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases.

source: The Official Website of the British Monarchy; image from the White House website

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