Prince Charles fills in as BBC weatherman

Prince Charles fills in as BBC weatherman

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 12 (UPI) -- Prince Charles, in Scotland for the annual Holyrood Week, made a surprise appearance as a weather presenter on BBC Scotland.

Victorians give warm welcome to Charles

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall got a warm welcome when they arrived in a drizzly British Columbia.

Prince Charles heading to East Asia

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Prince Charles has declined to abandon a planned East Asian trip because of the credit crisis, with a spokesman saying the tour will help Britain.

Prince William gets his wings

CRANWELL, England, April 11 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince William became Flying Officer Wales of the Royal Air Force Friday, receiving his pilot's wings from his father.

Source: Prince Charles ruins royal getaway

LONDON, March 15 (UPI) -- The personality of Britain's Prince Charles has ruined a tropical vacation for Camilla, duchess of Cornwall, a source close to the royal couple says.
Queen thanks British troops

Queen thanks British troops

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth II thanked her country's troops for their service during her Christmas message Tuesday.

Prince William dines with stepmom

LONDON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Prince William enjoyed a family dinner at a London restaurant with his stepmother and her two children.

Prince Charles tours Uganda shantytown

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Prince Charles of Britain, in what could be the start of a campaign to become head of the Commonwealth of Nations, visited a Kampala slum.

Madame Tussauds renders Camilla in wax

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Madame Tussauds' first wax rendering of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has been unveiled in London.

Charles wants Camilla to be queen

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) -- Despite a disagreeing public, Prince Charles wants Camilla to become Britain's queen when he steps up as king, a report said Sunday. The relationship between Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was originally adulterous, which is why many say that C

Camilla resting well after hysterectomy

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is "recovering well" at a London hospital following a hysterectomy, a spokesperson for the royal family said.

Duchess of Cornwall to undergo surgery

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is set to enter a London hospital this weekend in preparation for a hysterectomy operation, a report says.

Prince Charles arrives in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Charles and his wife arrived in Philadelphia on a commercial flight Friday afternoon, accompanied by a staff of 18.
Camilla Duchess
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco on November 7, 2005. Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are on a 8-day tour of the United States. (UPI Photo/Mark Costantini/Pool)

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (née Shand, formerly Parker Bowles, born 17 July 1947) is the second wife of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and is the current holder of the title Duchess of Cornwall and of Rothesay. A spokesman for the Department of Constitutional Affairs told the Sunday Times " automatically takes the title Princess of Wales and all the other titles that go with her marriage to the Prince of Wales" although she uses one of her other titles, Duchess of Cornwall, in all parts of the United Kingdom except Scotland, where she is titled as Duchess of Rothesay. This preference of title reflects a desire to avoid confusion with the title closely identified in part of the 1980s and 1990s with the Prince of Wales's first wife, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Born at King's College Hospital, London, on 17 July 1947, Camilla was raised opposite the Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex by her parents, Major Bruce Shand (a British Army officer turned wine merchant, as well as prisoner of war in World War II and recipient of the Military Cross and Bar) and The Honourable Rosalind Cubitt (1921–1994, eldest child of Roland Calvert Cubitt, Ashcombe): her siblings are her brother, Mark, and sister, Annabel. Camilla attended Dumbrells School in Sussex, as well as Queen's Gate School in Kensington. She subsequently attended the Mon Fertile finishing school in Switzerland and studied at the Institut Britannique in Paris. Following her education, she worked for a year at the offices of designers Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. She also became an avid equestrienne and participated in fox hunting.

On 4 July 1973, Camilla married Andrew Parker Bowles, at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London, their bridesmaids including Parker Bowles's goddaughter Lady Emma Herbert. The couple had two children: Tom, born in the year after the marriage, who is a godson of Prince Charles, and Laura, born in 1978; both Parker Bowles children were raised in their father's Roman Catholic faith. Andrew Parker Bowles initiated divorce proceedings against Camilla following the admission by the Prince of Wales that he had conducted a long-term extra-marital affair with Mrs. Parker Bowles; the couple's divorce was finalised on 3 March 1995.

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