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Camilla Parker Bowles

Camilla

Queen consort of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms
Incumbent
Assumed office 
September 8, 2022

Duchess of Cornwall
In office
April 9, 2005 – September 8, 2022
Preceded by Diana (until 1996, died 1997)
Succeeded by Catherine

Born Camilla Rosemary Shand
17 July 1947 (age 75)
King's College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Spouse(s) Andrew Parker Bowles (1973-1995)

Charles III (m. 2005)

Camilla (born Camilla Rosemary Shand, 17 July 1947; later Parker Bowles) is the royal consort titled Queen of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms. She is married to King Charles III.

History

Joseph Robinette Biden of Delaware (center) meeting with Prime Minister Liz Truss (left) and Queen Consort Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall (right). While representing the United States before British royalty, Biden broke wind. Bowles remarked, "It was long and loud and impossible to ignore."[1] Biden was then seated in the back row during Queen Elizabeth II funeral.[2]

Duchess of Cornwall (2005-2022)

Upon her marriage to the then-Prince Charles in 2005, aged 57, Camilla Parker Bowles automatically assumed the rank of Duchess of Cornwall.

Joe Biden

During the COP26 climate summit, which was held between 31 October and 13 November 2021, Camilla was apparently made to feel 'very uncomfortable' when self-proclaimed US President Joe Biden broke wind in front of her.[3]

Queen Consort (2022-present)

Controversy

Bowles had been married to a Roman Catholic at one point, possibly complicating her marriage to King Charles, under British law. Constitutional expert Lord St John told the ITV News Channel: "Her previous husband was Catholic, but she was never Catholic. Thank God, she is not a Catholic - that would create an even further confusion."[4]

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