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Camilla Parker Bowles, the queen consort, is a member of the British royal family. She is married to King Charles III, the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

Growing up, Camilla ran in royal circles. She attended Queens Gate School in South Kensington and several finishing schools in France and Switzerland.

Camilla reportedly met Charles in 1970 at a polo match. In 1973, she married army officer Andrew Parker Bowles. The couple welcomes two children. But they split in 1995. And a decade later, Camilla married Charles in a civil ceremony.


  • Full Name: Camilla Rosemary Shand
  • Born: July 17, 1947
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Royal Title: Queen Consort
  • Children: Laura Lopes, Tom Parker Bowles
  • Marriages: Andrew Parker Bowles (1973–1995), King Charles (2005-present)

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