She’s very laid-back – even untidy!
Camilla, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom, otherwise known as Camilla Parker Bowles, is a down-to-earth country girl who has won the hearts of the British people with her natural, genuine demeanour – just as she did her now-husband, King Charles when they met 52 years ago. Although she was born into an upper-class family, Camilla never puts on airs. “I have so many friends who, if I ever even vaguely look like getting uppity, which touch wood I never have, they would just say, ‘Look, come on, pull yourself together! Don’t be so bloody grand!’” she said in a rare interview in the Daily Mail’s You Magazine. A former flatmate even says she kept her bedroom in a state of chaos, reports Vanity Fair.
Her engagement ring has historical significance
Camilla Parker Bowles’ engagement ring has a five-carat emerald cut diamond in the centre and three diamond baguettes on each side with a gold band. Not only is the ring stunning, but it also has historical significance. The Queen Consort’s ring once belonged to The Queen Mother, King Charles’ grandmother. Another royal piece of jewellery that Queen Consort Camilla likes to wear is the Greville Tiara, which was also passed down from The Queen Mother.
She had many titles before Queen Consort
Camilla has had the title of Queen Consort since Queen Elizabeth’s death on September 8, 2022. Before then, though, she had multiple titles – and they were complex. When she married Charles, then Prince of Wales, she became entitled to use the style, Her Royal Highness, and also received the title of the Duchess of Cornwall. Legally, she was also entitled to the title Princess of Wales, but didn’t use it out of respect for its former title holder, Diana. Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, now has the Princess of Wales title.
When in Scotland, she was known as the Duchess of Rothesay. Camilla also had two Foreign Orders: Order of the Star of Melanesia (Papua New Guinea) 2012 and the Grand-Croix, Ordre Nationale du Mérite (France) 2014. The Queen granted Camilla a Royal Coat of Arms following her marriage. Also, in 2012 she was made a Grand Dame Cross of the Royal Victorian Order; and in 2016 Camilla became a member of the Privy Council. Try saying that all at once.