Is Camilla Parker Bowles’ First Husband Still Alive?
Today, Queen Camilla (formerly known as Camilla Parker Bowles) is married to now-King Charles III. And while we are very familiar with who his first wife was, not much is known about Camilla’s first husband.
Here’s a little more information about the man the queen was married to before Charles including how many children they have, if he’s still alive today, and which royal he dated before he and Camilla tied the knot.
When they were married and how many children they had
Andrew Parker Bowles was born on Dec. 23, 1939, to Derek Parker Bowles and Ann de Trafford, who were very good friends with the royal family, specifically Queen Elizabeth II’s mom, the Queen Mother.
Andrew met Camilla in 1965 at her debutante party. Author Penny Juror wrote about their meeting in her book titled The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown.
“He was 25 and a rather beautiful officer in the Household Cavalry; she was 17 but remarkably self-assured,” Juror noted. “Andrew went over to her and simply said, ‘Let’s dance.’ They danced and she fell in love.”
The two had an on-and-off relationship for years and dated other people during their breaks including Princess Anne and then-Prince Charles. Yep, Andrew was romantically involved with
When Charles went away with the Royal Navy, Andrew and Camilla reconnected again. He eventually proposed to her and they wed in 1973. They had two children together. Their son, Tom, was born on
Dec. 18, 1974, and is a food critic and author of several cookbooks.
“I loved eating and could just about string a sentence together, so I thought I could write about food,” Tom previously said about how he chose his career.
Charles’ stepson married a fashion editor and had two kids of his own.
Andrew and Camilla’s daughter, Laura, was born on Jan. 1, 1978.
She co-founded Eleven, an art gallery in Belgravia, in 2005. And in 2006, married former Calvin Klein model Harry Lopes. The couple
Is Andrew Parker Bowles still alive and what is their relationship like today?
Yes, Andrew Parker Bowles is still alive and well today.
Following his divorce from Camilla in 1995, he married Rosemary Pitman but remained on good terms with the royal family. He’s actually the godfather of Princess Anne’s
The former pair have shown up at several events together in support of their children and grandchildren. Moreover, Andrew and Rosemary were guests at Camilla and Charles’ wedding in 2005.
Andrew’s second wife died from cancer in 2010.