|Duchess of Cornwall|
Scotland: Duchess of Rothesay
|The Duchess at the White House, 2005|
|Spouse||Andrew Parker Bowles (1973–1995)|
Charles, Prince of Wales (2005–)
|Tom Parker Bowles|
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
HRH The Duchess of Rothesay (in Scotland)
Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles
Mrs Andrew Parker Bowles
Miss Camilla Shand
|Royal house||House of Windsor|
|Mother||The Hon. Rosalind Shand, née Cubitt|
|Born||17 July 1947 |
The Duchess of Cornwall, in Scotland known as The Duchess of Rothesay (Camilla Rosemary; formerly Parker Bowles; née Shand, born 17 July 1947) is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales (who is also Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay), the heir apparent to the thrones of the United Kingdom and the other 16 Commonwealth Realms. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Brigadier Andrew Henry Parker Bowles OBE, (born December 27, 1939) is a retired English military officer Thomas Henry Charles "Tom" Parker Bowles (born 18 December, 1974 in London, England) is the son of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall Laura Rose Lopes ( Née Parker Bowles) (born January 1, 1978) is the daughter of The Duchess of Cornwall and Andrew Parker A royal house or royal dynasty is a familial designation or Family name of sorts used by Royalty. The House of Windsor is the current Royal House of the United Kingdom and each of the other Commonwealth realms The older part is a branch of the Saxe-Coburg Major Bruce Middleton Hope Shand MC and bar (22 January 1917 &ndash 11 June 2006 was an officer in the British Army. The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to " The Hon Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Dukedom of Cornwall was the first Dukedom created in the Peerage of England. An heir apparent is an Heir who (short of a fundamental change in the situation cannot be displaced from inheriting the term is used in contrast to Heir presumptive The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A Commonwealth realm is any one of 16 sovereign states within the Commonwealth of Nations that each have Elizabeth II as their respective Monarch
Before their marriage she had been his long-time mistress. As the consort of the Prince of Wales she is legally HRH The Princess of Wales; although she is officially styled "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall" ("Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay" in Scotland). Princess of Wales is a Courtesy title held by the wife of the Prince of Wales since the first "English" Prince of Wales in 1283 The Duchess of Cornwall is the title held by the wife of the Duke of Cornwall. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Although this is unconventional, it avoids a conflict with the princely title which is closely identified by the public with her husband's first wife, the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
Christened Camilla Rosemary Shand and known since childhood as "Milla", she spent her early youth in the village of Plumpton, East Sussex, England, where the family home stood opposite the Plumpton Racecourse. Plumpton is a village and Civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
She attended Dumbelles School in Sussex, as well as Queen's Gate School in Kensington; later she attended Mon Fertile, a finishing school in Switzerland. Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. Queen's Gate School is an all girls' Independent school in South Kensington, London. Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross. This article is about finishing school for the reality show see Charm School (TV series Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation
She made her debut in London in 1965. A debutante ( deb or presentation ball (from the French débutante, "female beginner" is a young lady from an aristocratic or In her youth she worked for a year at the London decorators, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.
The Duchess of Cornwall's parents were the late Major Bruce Shand, a British Army officer turned wine merchant, who died of cancer on 11 June 2006, and the late Hon. Major Bruce Middleton Hope Shand MC and bar (22 January 1917 &ndash 11 June 2006 was an officer in the British Army. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. Wine is an Alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of Grape juice Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Rosalind Cubitt, eldest child of Roland Calvert Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe. Roland Calvert Cubitt 3rd Baron Ashcombe ( 26 January 1899 - 28 October 1962) was a member of the British aristocracy She has one brother, Mark, and a sister, Annabel. Mark Shand, born 28 June 1951, is a travel writer and conservationist
Before her wedding in 1973, Camilla had been the girlfriend of Prince Charles. However, she was not seen by the Royal Family as suitable bride, so they were not permitted to marry.
In 1973, the then-Camilla Shand married Andrew Parker Bowles, a Roman Catholic. Brigadier Andrew Henry Parker Bowles OBE, (born December 27, 1939) is a retired English military officer They had two children together, Tom, born in 1974 and a godson of Prince Charles, and Laura, born in 1978. Thomas Henry Charles "Tom" Parker Bowles (born 18 December, 1974 in London, England) is the son of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall Laura Rose Lopes ( Née Parker Bowles) (born January 1, 1978) is the daughter of The Duchess of Cornwall and Andrew Parker The children were both raised as Roman Catholics. Tom attended Eton, while Laura attended the Roman Catholic St Mary's Convent School, Shaftesbury. St Mary’s School, located in a rural setting near Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, is a Catholic boarding and day school which welcomes girls Shaftesbury is a Town in North Dorset, England, situated on the A30 road near the Wiltshire border 20 Miles west of Andrew and Camilla were divorced on 3 March 1995. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995
According to genealogist William Addams Reitwiesner, her ancestry is French, English, Dutch, and Scottish.
|British Royal Family|
The relationship between Camilla and the Prince of Wales began in 1970, after they met at a polo match before either of them was married. The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II For actual Princes of Wales called Henry see Henry Prince of Wales. Princess Beatrice of York (Beatrice Elizabeth Mary born 8 August 1988 is a member of the British Royal Family. Princess Eugenie of York ( Eugenie Victoria Helena;; born 23 March 1990 is a member of the British Royal Family and a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II Sophie Countess of Wessex ( née Rhys-Jones, born 20 January 1965 is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of Prince Edward Earl of Wessex James Viscount Severn (James Alexander Philip Theo born 17 December 2007 is a member of the British Royal Family. The Lady Louise Windsor (Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary born 8 November 2003 is a member of the British Royal Family. Prince Richard Duke of Gloucester (Richard Alexander Walter George born 26 August 1944 is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest grandchild of King George Birgitte Duchess of Gloucester (Birgitte Eva (bree-gee-tae; formerly van Deurs born Henriksen 20 June 1946 is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife Prince Edward Duke of Kent (Edward George Nicholas Patrick Paul born 9 October 1935 is a member of the British Royal Family, a grandchild of George V. Katharine Duchess of Kent (Katharine Lucy Mary née Worsley 22 February 1933 is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of Prince Edward Duke of Kent, "Prince Michael" redirects here For other people named Prince Michael see Prince Michael (disambiguation. Princess Michael of Kent (Marie Christine née Baroness Marie Christine Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz 15 January 1945 is a member of the British Royal Family.  Camilla Shand was married in 1973 to Andrew Parker Bowles, an Army officer, friend of the Prince of Wales.
The friendship and affair between the Prince of Wales and the Parker Bowleses carried on after the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Charles confirmed the affair in a televised interview with Jonathan Dimbleby. Jonathan Dimbleby, (born 31 July 1944, Aylesbury) is a British presenter of current affairs and Political Radio and  Camilla and her husband carried on extramarital affairs during their marriage. It is said that Prince Charles and Camilla became lovers during this time, while her husband Andrew Parker Bowles took a long-term companion, Rosemary Pitman (née Dickinson), whom he later married.
Charles was at this time Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Regiment of Wales. During this time he spent a lot of time in New York City, USA. The City of New York It was here that he met Annabel Elliot, Camilla's Sister who was an artist in the city. Camilla is known to have visited her sister in America and Charles made annual weekend-long visits to the regiment in New York City during the 1970s, and it is said that it was during this period that he discreetly resumed his relationship with Camilla. The City of New York
Annabel Elliot relocated as an artist in the early 2000s, having been at one time the youngest antique dealers in New York City. It was Annabel Elliot's birthday party at the Ritz, Paris, during one of her husband's many London postings, which provided the first public occasion at which Charles and Camilla allowed themselves to be photographed — the success of the opportunity provided the template for many more.
The Prince's first wife, Diana, Princess of Wales, publicly blamed the relationship between her husband and Camilla for the break-up of the Wales's marriage. She commented in the BBC programme Panorama, "Well there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded. Panorama is the longest-running current affairs documentary series in the world " ; privately, the Princess referred to Camilla as "the Rottweiler". Diana reported that Camilla had known before she did that the Prince of Wales was going to propose to her. The Prince and Mrs Parker Bowles exchanged presents and used the pet nicknames of "Fred" and "Gladys" one to the other. (These were based on their attachment to the British comedy group, the Goons. The Goon Show was a British Radio comedy programme originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960 )
The affair became public knowledge upon the publication of Diana: Her True Story, followed by the Camillagate scandal (when a racy phone conversation between Camilla and Charles was secretly recorded and published) and Diana's television interview about her failing marriage. These revelations made Camilla unpopular. However, an assertion that Camilla was pelted with bread rolls in a supermarket by shoppers, though often repeated in the media, has been denied by her friends, who suggest that it was a tabloid media invention that has ended up becoming an urban myth. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest An urban legend or urban myth is a form of modern Folklore consisting of stories thought to be factual by those circulating them 
It is often asserted that the couple's affair had been conducted throughout the Prince's engagement, and that they had been intimate on the night before Charles's marriage to Diana, charges that were unsubstantiated.  Though the timing of these tangled relationships has been much discussed and dissected, reliable published reports indicate that they renewed their romantic relationship in the early 1980s, much prior to the timeframe of Diana's involvement with James Hewitt outside the marriage. For other people of this name see James Hewitt (disambiguation. After the Prince of Wales's public admission, in a television interview with Jonathan Dimbleby, that he had committed adultery, the Parker Bowleses announced their own divorce in 1995. Jonathan Dimbleby, (born 31 July 1944, Aylesbury) is a British presenter of current affairs and Political Radio and They had been living apart for some time, and Andrew Parker Bowles remarried a year later.
Though she maintains a residence in Wiltshire, the Duchess of Cornwall primarily lives at Highgrove House and at Clarence House, the former residence of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, which is now the Prince of Wales's official London residence. Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye Highgrove House is the country home of HRH The Prince of Wales, in Gloucestershire, England. Clarence House is a royal home in London, situated on The Mall. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite 4 August 1900 &ndash 30 March 2002 was the Queen Consort of King George He spent his early childhood in the house, which was the first residence of his newlywed parents, the present Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the Duke of Edinburgh. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II British newspapers reported in early 2005, in articles about the finances of the Prince of Wales, that, even though they were not married at the time, the prince paid for her jewels and designer wardrobe (among the designers are Giorgio Armani and Oscar de la Renta) and the decoration of her two-room Clarence House quarters by designer Robert Kime. Fashion career From 1961 to 1970 Armani worked as a designer in well-known fashion house Nino Cerruti Jimenez after which he left to pursue freelance work Oscar de la Renta (born July 22, 1932) is a leading Fashion designer Early years Oscar de la Renta (born
Since the civil marriage of Charles and Camilla, it has been revealed that they are ninth cousins once removed. 
On 10 February 2005, it was announced that Camilla and the Prince of Wales would marry on 8 April 2005 at Windsor Castle with a civil service followed by a Church of England service. The wedding of Charles Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles took place in a civil ceremony at Guildhall Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 217 - Roman Emperor Caracalla is Assassinated (and succeeded by his Praetorian Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Windsor Castle, in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, is the largest inhabited Castle in the world and dating back to the time of
On 4 April, it was announced that the civil wedding would be postponed 24 hours until 9 April, so that the Prince of Wales could attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II as the representative of the Queen. Events 1581 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) The funeral of Pope John Paul II was held on April 8 2005, six days after his death on April 2. 
The civil marriage ceremony took place at the Guildhall, Windsor, instead of the castle, as a wedding licence for Windsor Castle would have been required and a standard condition would be for it to accept public weddings for a minimum of three years. The Guildhall in Windsor Berkshire, England, is the town hall Windsor Castle, in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, is the largest inhabited Castle in the world and dating back to the time of The service was attended by close members of the couple's family.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh did not attend the civil marriage ceremony. The Queen's reluctance to attend a civil marriage ceremony arose from her position as Supreme Governor of the Church of England. The Supreme Governor of the Church of England is a title held by the British Monarchs which signifies their titular leadership over the Church of England.  The Queen and Duke did attend the Church of England service of blessing at St George's Chapel following the civil ceremony (officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd Dr. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the chief bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the Rowan Williams), and held a reception for the couple in Windsor Castle afterwards. Rowan Douglas Williams, PC, DD, DCL, FBA, (born 14 June 1950 in Swansea, Wales) is an Anglican 
Following the wedding, the couple travelled to Birkhall, the Prince's country home in Scotland, near Balmoral Castle. Birkhall (BerkHA from the Scots Birk Haugh: ' Birch River-meadow ' is a 53000 acre (210 km² Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Balmoral Castle is a large Estate house situated in the area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland known as Royal Deeside. The new couple carried out their first royal duties together during their honeymoon. To the surprise of her critics, Camilla's choice of clothes for her wedding day won widespread media praise, with the News of the World calling her outfits "sensational". The News of the World is a British Tabloid Newspaper published every Sunday 
Since her marriage, Camilla has been known as HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, except in Scotland, where she is styled HRH The Duchess of Rothesay.
Following the royal wedding, the Duchess of Cornwall began to undertake a range of royal duties. The Duchess of Cornwall is the title held by the wife of the Duke of Cornwall. Initially, these involved accompanying the Prince of Wales in his official obligations, however the Duchess also began to perform her own solo duties, first visiting a hospital in Southampton. Southampton ( IPA /ˌsaʊθˈhæmptən/ is the largest city in the county of Hampshire, on the south coast of England She attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London for the first time in June, 2005, and made her first appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace afterwards. Trooping the Colour is a military ceremony performed by Regiments of the Commonwealth and the British Army. Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch. The following month Camilla accompanied her husband on a visit to St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, to meet with victims of the July 7 bombings. The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated bomb blasts that hit London's public transport system during
Camilla began to participate in overseas visits, starting with, along with Prince Charles, a royal tour of the United States in November of 2005. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In March the following year, the couple went on a royal tour through Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and India, throughout which Camilla won praises for her persistence and down-to-earth attitude. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA ( المملكة العربية السعودية, al-Mamlaka al-ʻArabiyya as-Suʻūdiyya) or Suudi India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country The Duchess has also visited Pakistan, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, and Bahrain. Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and The State of Kuwait ( دولة الكويت IPA [dawlatt̪ alkuwajt̪]) is a sovereign Arab Emirate on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed Qatar ( قطر; ˈqɑtˁɑr local pronunciation giṭar officially the State of Qatar (Arabic دولة قطر transliterated The Kingdom of Bahrain (in مملكة البحرين,, literally Kingdom of the Two Seas) is an Island country in the Persian Gulf
On 8 June 2007, the Duchess conducted the naming ceremony for HMS Astute, the first of a new class of attack submarine for the Royal Navy. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The ceremonies involved in naming and launching naval ships are based in traditions thousands of years old Technology The 7675-ton Astute ’s nuclear reactor will not need to be refuelled during the boat's 25 year service The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Following this, it was announced in September that Camilla would name the new Cunard cruise ship, MS Queen Victoria, regarding which it was claimed that The Queen had expressed "surprise". Cunard Line is a British shipping company operator of the Ocean liners RMS ''Queen Elizabeth 2'' ( QE2) RMS ''Queen Mary 2'' ( A cruise ship or cruise liner is a Passenger ship used for pleasure voyages where the voyage itself and the ship's amenities are part of the experience Characteristics The Queen Victoria is to be a running mate to the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth 2, briefly and in the future The Duchess conducted the ceremony at Southampton on 10 December 2007, accompanied by the Prince of Wales, where the traditional champagne bottle failed to break on impact – sometimes regarded as an ill-portent for the cruiser. Southampton ( IPA /ˌsaʊθˈhæmptən/ is the largest city in the county of Hampshire, on the south coast of England Events 1041 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
Camilla was praised by war reporter Michael Yon for her unstinting support of the troops of 4 Rifles during Operation Telic including sending bottles of whiskey to the wounded men. A war correspondent is a Journalist who covers stories firsthand from a war zone. Michael Yon (born 1964 is an American Author, independent Reporter, and Blogger He has been embedded on numerous occasions with American and Operation (or Op TELIC is the codename under which all British operations of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq and after are being conducted Whisky (uisge-beatha or whiskey (uisce beatha or fuisce) refers to a broad category of Alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented
The Duchess of Cornwall's Patronages
Animal Care Trust (under the umbrella of The Royal Veterinary College) Patron (from 12/09/2005)
Barnardo's President (from 03/10/2007)
British Equestrian Federation Patron (from 06/04/2006)
Brooke Hospital for Animals President (from 01/11/2006)
Cornwall Community Foundation Patron (from 12/09/2005)
Crathie Opportunity Holidays Patron (from 28/11/2007)
De La Warr Pavilion, The President (from 18/10/2006)
Desert Rats 7th Armoured Division Thetford Forest Memorial Association, The Patron (from 27/07/2007) Honorary Member (from 14/08/2006)
Devon County Agricultural Association, The President (from20/07/2006)
Ditchling Museum President (from 25/08/2006)
Elmhurst School for Dance Patron (from 29/09/2006)
Emmaus UK Patron (from 25/08/2006)
Friends of Lacock Church Appeal Patron (from 24/02/2006)
Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum Patron (from 19/10/2005)
Girl's Friendly Society Patron (from 13/12/2006)
Helen & Douglas House Patron (from 18/01/2007)
Kennel Club Charitable Trust, The Patron (from 06/09/2007)
Langford Trust for Animal Welfare Patron (from 20/11/2006)
London Chamber Orchestra Patron (from 12/09/2005)
Marwari Horse Society Patron (from 29/03/2006)
Moorland Mousie Trust Patron (from 03/03/2008)
National Osteoporosis Society President (from 01/10/2001)
New Queen's Hall Orchestra Patron (from 14/12/2004)
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Patron (from 08/09/2006)
Public Catalogue Foundation's Cornish Catalogue Patron (from 24/10/2005)
The Royal British Legion Women's Section Life Member (14/05/2007)
Royal National Hospital For Rheumatic Diseases Patron (from 03/05/2006)
The Royal School Hampstead Patron (from 06/12/2006)
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme President (from 12/09/2005)
Scottish National Equestrian Centre Patron (from 01/01/2007)
Scottish Women's Rural Institute, The (Ballater branch) Honorary Member (from 20/09/2006)
Shelterbox President (from 07/08/2007)
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Patron (from 12/09/2005)
St John's Smith Square Charitable Trust Patron (from 30/10/2003)
Tetbury Film Society Patron (from 16/09/2001)
Theatre Royal Bath, The Patron (from 15/04/2008)
Trinity Hospice Patron (from 03/05/2006)
Unicorn Theatre for Children Patron (from 18/10/2005)
The Upper Deeside Art Society Patron (02/09/2007)
War Memorial Trust Patron (from 10/07/2007)
Wilts and Berks Canal Trust Patron (from 19/04/2006)
Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust Patron (from 06/06/2005)
Youth Action Wiltshire Patron (from 12/09/2005)
She is a dedicated horse-rider and was a fox hunter until it was banned under the Hunting Act 2004. Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking chase and sometimes killing of a fox traditionally a Red fox, by trained Foxhounds or other Scent hounds The Hunting Act 2004 is an Act of the UK Parliament passed in 2004
In March 2007 she had a hysterectomy, which was rumoured to have been to treat cancer. A hysterectomy (from Greek hystera "womb" is the surgical removal of the Uterus, usually performed by a gynecologist. However, no details of the reasons for the procedure have been confirmed.
On Sunday 26 August 2007, in a statement released to the press, Camilla announced that she would not be attending Diana's Memorial Service on Friday 31st August, as she wished not to "divert attention from the purpose of the occasion which is to focus on the life and service of Diana". Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Camilla had already initially accepted the offer from her stepsons Princes William and Harry in December 2006, and after advice and discussions came to the conclusion that she would rather not attend, in order not to provoke any tension between the public and herself, due to continued public appreciation of Diana, Princess of Wales. For actual Princes of Wales called Henry see Henry Prince of Wales. 
Camilla became a grandmother on 9 October 2007, when her son Tom Parker Bowles and his wife Sara had a daughter named Lola. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Thomas Henry Charles "Tom" Parker Bowles (born 18 December, 1974 in London, England) is the son of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall On the 17th January 2008, her second grandchild, Eliza, was born to her daughter Laura Lopes. Laura Rose Lopes ( Née Parker Bowles) (born January 1, 1978) is the daughter of The Duchess of Cornwall and Andrew Parker
"The" Duchess of Cornwall
|Reference style||Her Royal Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
Camilla's full titles are Her Royal Highness The Princess Charles Philip Arthur George, 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
As she is the consort and wife of the Prince of Wales, Camilla legally holds the title of Princess of Wales. A style of office, or honorific, is a term which by Tradition or Law precedes a reference to a person who holds a post or Title, or to the Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A title is a prefix or suffix added to a person's name to signify either veneration an official position or a professional or academic qualification Princess of Wales is a Courtesy title held by the wife of the Prince of Wales since the first "English" Prince of Wales in 1283 Because this style is so strongly associated with the late Diana, Princess of Wales, by authority of the Queen, Camilla is styled with the feminine form of her husband's subsidiary title, Duke of Cornwall, rather than Princess of Wales. The Dukedom of Cornwall was the first Dukedom created in the Peerage of England.  However, in Scotland both Charles and Camilla are formally styled as Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, a title historically associated with heirs to the Scottish throne. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. The monarch of Scotland was the Head of state of the Kingdom of Scotland.
The Queen has placed the Duchess as the fourth highest-ranking female royal in the United Kingdom Order of Precedence in 2005 (after herself, Anne, Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy) rather than second (as would normally befit a consort to the heir) to strengthen the notion of being a duchess by marriage rather than a princess by marriage. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II The Order of precedence in the United Kingdom is different in each of its four constituent member nations Her degree of acceptance within the Royal Family was shown in the decision to allow her to borrow and wear one of the tiaras of the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. A tiara (from Persian تاره tara adopted in Latin as 'tiara' is a form of crown. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite 4 August 1900 &ndash 30 March 2002 was the Queen Consort of King George  Her Royal Highness has also received the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II, two years after her marriage. The Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II is a high honour bestowed as a mark of personal esteem on titled female members of the British Royal Family for personal service to Queen She first wore the honour in public during the 2007 Saudi state visit to Britain with the Honeycomb tiara which had belonged to the late Queen Mother.
Clarence House has indicated that when Charles ascends the throne it is intended that she will use the title HRH The Princess Consort. A princess consort is the female equivalent to a Prince consort. Commentators have pointed out that unless a specific Act of Parliament is passed to the contrary, she will, as a King's wife, legally be Queen, regardless of whether she uses that title or not. An Act of Parliament is a Law enacted as Primary legislation by a national or sub-national Parliament.
The matter was recently discussed by historian Sir Roy Strong, who gave his personal opinion that Camilla will be crowned Queen. Sir Roy Colin Strong (born 23 August 1935) is an English Art historian, museum curator writer broadcaster and landscape designer 
According to Michael Yon, Camilla sent a hand-written letter to every wounded soldier and to the family of every soldier that died when 4 Rifles was in Iraq. The Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II is a high honour bestowed as a mark of personal esteem on titled female members of the British Royal Family for personal service to Queen Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan also called the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal is a commemorative Medal struck to celebrate the first For the band The Rifles see The Rifles (band. For the novel by William T Michael Yon (born 1964 is an American Author, independent Reporter, and Blogger He has been embedded on numerous occasions with American and The Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War, the Occupation of Iraq, or the War in Iraq, is an ongoing Military campaign She also sent expensive scotch and invited families to her home. 
On 17 July 2005, the Duchess's 58th birthday, Clarence House unveiled a coat of arms for Camilla's use. Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A coat of arms or armorial bearings (often just arms for short in European tradition is a design belonging to a particular person (or group of people It impales her husband's main coat of arms to the dexter (viewer's left) with her father's to sinister (viewer's right), all surmounted by her husband's coronet as heir-apparent. In Heraldry, Impalement is the practice of joining two Coats of arms side-by-side in one Shield.
According to reports in the news media, the arms were authorized and granted by the Queen, who was said to have taken a "keen interest" in its development, along with Charles and Camilla; the arms itself were prepared by Peter Gwynn-Jones, Garter Principal King of Arms. Peter Llewellyn Gwynn-Jones, CVO (born 1940 is a long-serving officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. King of Arms is the senior rank of an officer of arms. In many heraldic traditions only a king of arms has the authority to grant Armorial bearings  However, aside from the invention of a boar supporter (reflecting her paternal arms) for the sinister side, the arms are entirely consistent with the historical heraldic arrangement for a married woman who is not herself a heraldic heiress.
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
Title last held byDiana Spencer
|Princess of Wales|
(styled Duchess of Cornwall)
2005 – present
|Order of precedence in the United Kingdom|
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
The Countess of Wessex
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Mountbatten-Windsor, Camilla Rosemary; Parker Bowles, Camilla Rosemary; Shand, Camilla Rosemary|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales|
|DATE OF BIRTH||17 July 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Plumpton, East Sussex, United Kingdom|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|