Does Camilla Parker Bowles Have Children?
Camilla Parker Bowles is known as Prince Charles’ wife as well as the stepmother to Prince William and Prince Harry. However, anyone who knows about the scandal that rocked the royal family back in the 1980s and 1990s might be aware that Camilla Parker Bowles was first married to another man.
Given the fact that she has been married twice, does Camilla Parker Bowles have children? If so, who are they and what are their lives like? Here’s what we know.
Who did Camilla Parker Bowles first marry?
Camilla Parker Bowles was born as Camilla Shand to an upper-class family. She grew up with a rather luxurious childhood that included pony riding, prestigious schools, and debutante balls.
Camilla befriended Prince Charles in 1971 and the two of them quickly fell in love. However, despite Camilla’s upper-class background, she was not aristocratic enough for the royal family, who reportedly dissuaded Charles from marrying her. The two of them broke up soon after.
In 1973, when Charles was away in the navy, Camilla rekindled her romance with an ex-boyfriend, Andrew Parker Bowles. Allegedly Camilla’s father did not want her to marry Charles and always wanted his daughter to marry Andrew instead. It has been said that he and Andrew’s brother were conspiring to get the two of them together. Fortunately for both their families, Camilla and Andrew tied the knot in the summer of 1973.
However, when the fallout of Camilla and Charles’s affair hit in the 1980s and 1990s, Camilla also separated from Andrew just as Charles did from Princess Diana. Camilla and Andrew officially divorced in 1995.
Does Camilla Parker Bowles have children from her first marriage?
Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles have two children together: Tom (b. 1974) and Laura (b. 1978).
Tom Parker Bowles is a food critic and food writer. He has written as a contributor for newspapers and magazines such as The Mail on Sunday, Esquire, and Conde Nast Traveler. Additionally, Tom has published several cookbooks.
He married magazine editor Sara Buys in 2005. The couple has two children: Lola (b. 2007) and Freddy (b. 2010).
Meanwhile, Laura Parker Bowles is a gallery curator and has worked extensively in the art scene around London. In 2005, she co-founded a gallery in the wealthy district of Belgravia, called Eleven.
Laura married model-turned-chartered-accountant Harry Lopes in 2006. The couple has three children: Eliza (b. 2007) as well as twins Gus and Louis (b. 2009).
Does Camilla Parker Bowles have children with Prince Charles?
Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles eventually married in 2005 after years of wanting to be together. At this time, both of them were almost 60 years old and, while they each gained two stepchildren, the pair do not have kids together.
However, this fact has not stopped people from speculating on the fact that they could have had a child or two out of wedlock at some point in the past.
In 2016, a man named Simon Dorante-Day began claiming that he is the son of Camilla and Charles. According to Dorante-Day, he was born in England and adopted at 18 months old by Karen and David Day.
His adoptive grandmother used to work for the royal family and told him that he was Camilla and Charles’ child. “She didn’t just hint at it, she told me outright,” Dorante-Day shared.
He also once revealed that he would be open to taking a DNA test: “I know it sounds unbelievable, but anything I say is checkable … I’m simply a man looking for my biological parents, and every road has led me back to Camilla and Charles.”
Of course, while Simon Dorante-Day shockingly resembles Camilla and Charles, many people believe that his claim does not hold up as he was born in 1966 — several years before Camilla and Charles were known to have met.