Duchess of Cornwall; Duchess of Rothesay
Camilla Parker Bowles
Born 17 July 1947 (1947-07-17) (age 71)
London, England
Spouse Andrew Parker Bowles (m. 1973; div. 1995)
Charles, Prince of Wales (m. 2005)
Tom Parker Bowles
Laura Lopes
Full name Camilla Rosemary
Royal House Windsor (by marriage)
Father Bruce Shand
Mother Rosalind Cubitt

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, (Camilla Rosemary; née Shand, previously Parker Bowles; born 17 July 1947), is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Instead of using the title of Princess of Wales, she uses the Duchess of Cornwall, which is her husband's secondary designation. In Scotland, she is known as the Duchess of Rothesay. In the event of Charles acceding to the throne, Camilla would be entitled to use the style of a queen consort; however, an official statement issued by Clarence House on the day of her marriage to Charles announced that she will be known as the Princess Consort.

Camilla was born into a gentry family as the eldest child of Major Bruce Shand and his wife, the Honourable Rosalind Cubitt, the daughter of Roland Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe. She was raised in East Sussex and South Kensington, and was educated in England, Switzerland and France. Subsequently, she worked for different firms based in central London, most notably the decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. 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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