Watch Video Kate Middleton, Prince William and Harry Tribute to Princess Diana

William and Harry read Princess Diana tributes as Kate joins princes at memorial garden

PRINCE Harry and William have taken a moment to read emotional tributes to Princess Diana after visiting a memorial garden with Kate to mark 20 years since their mother’s death.

The princes spoke to well wishes as crowds gathered to pay their respect as millions did nearly 20 years ago. Prince William and Harry stayed shut off from the public in the Queen’s summer residence of Balmoral in the days after Princess Diana died.

But 20 years later the brothers faced crowds and even personally delivered the public’s floral tributes to the gates of Kensington Palace. In a sombre few minutes outside their home, Prince William and Harry were seen crouching down to read messages from those who Princess Diana inspired.

Banners, photographs and flowers have massed at Princess Diana’s former London home in an emotional vigil stirring memories of the week that shook Britain.

One read: “As the sun shines of Princess Diana and her family may it also shine forever in all our hearts as we remember our special Princess.

“Her work continues through her loving sons Prince William and Prince Harry.”

Earlier, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, joined William and Harry on a tour of the newly planted White Garden in the place they too call home.

The tranquil garden has been planted in the Princess’s memory, inspired by her life and fashion tastes, 20 years after she was killed in a car crash in Paris.

The Princess of Wales brought the world to a halt when she died on August 31 1997. And admirers have already begun leaving floral tributes and photographs of the late royal at the gates of Kensington Palace, just as they did 20 years ago.

The Duke and Prince have used this 20th anniversary year to promote the importance of seeking help for mental health problems – a plight Princess Diana began decades ago.

They have spoken candidly of their mother in a series of interviews in the run-up to this milestone year, describing their own memories of her life, charity work, and funeral. Prince Harry has said: “There’s not a day that William and I don’t wish that she was still around.

“She was our mum. She still is our mum. And of course, as a son I would say this, she was the best mum in the world. She smothered us with love, that’s for sure.” Earlier this year Prince Harry revealed he sought therapy in a bid to deal with the death of his mother.

He told the Telegraph: “…On grief, I find talking about my mother and keeping her memory alive very important.

“I find it therapeutic to talk about her, and to talk about how I feel.”

The garden at Kensington Palace is today filled with white flowers and foliage and was inspired by memories of Diana’s life, style and image, including her white “Elvis” Catherine Walker dress.

Head gardener Sean Harkin showed the trio some of Diana’s favourite flowers, including classic white roses, scented narcissi and a carpet of forget-me-nots around the existing Sunken Garden, of which the Princess was particularly fond.

The stunning foliage surrounds a reflective pool with ornamental grasses weaving through Cosmos daisies.

Gardeners recalled how Diana would stop when passing for a chat about their work creating ever-changing floral displays.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Marriage Troubles Exposed on Princess Diana and Camila

Charles and Diana as doomed relationship there has been many signs that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are having marriage troubles. Kate and Prince William’s relationship has eerily taken a similar course beset with woes beginning with the fact William wanted to marry Isabelle rather than Kate Middleton, like Prince Charles wanted to marry Camilla Parker Bowles not lady Diana. The aristocratic model was very interested in William but turned him down because she was unwilling to endure the strains of Royal Life. Issabelle moved on marrying Sam Branson but rumours of Prince William’s wandering eye persist beyond Isabella.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles endured 14 years of marriage that was filled with stress infidelity and heartache. Diana knew Charles was still in love with Camilla parker-bowles just before she walked down the aisle but then Lady Diana Spencer hoped the affair would end once she married Prince Charles. As we all know the infidelity between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles did not end and Diana and Charles continued their marriage because as Princess Diana told BBC s Martin Bashir during an interview in 1995 that they didn’t want to disappoint the public.

Kate and William have seen firsthand how their split would be handled during their month-long separation. In September 2014 Kate Middleton took refuge at her parents’ home in Bucklebury while Prince William continued the royal duties. Eventually Queen Elizabeth had enough and forced the two to reconcile at Balmoral Castle by late October. Kate was back to making public appearances and attending to royal duties.

Diana quickly learned how to use the media to her advantage but cave is known how to work a camera and manipulate the royal family where Diana was naive Kate Middleton isn’t. Princess Diana once noted here was a fairy story that everybody wanted to work so it was isolating but it was also a situation where you couldn’t indulge and feel sorry for yourself. You had to either sink or swim and you had to learn that very fast princess. Kate Middleton swam from the start and has been instituting her family’s medley class values from the moment she walked down the aisle.

The Middleton rules as some senior members of the royal circle dubbed them insist on a family-oriented lifestyle that often breaks royal protocol. However Kate’s control in the March of the Middletons may be overstepping the bounds. The Duchess and her family are constantly feuding with Queen Elizabeth and Kate has taken to controlling Prince William and his schedule rolling with an iron fist. The stress of the royal lifestyle, the fact that Kate is Prince William is second choice and the war between the Middletons and the Queen has led to the Duchess shying away from the public and battling depression. Rumors as she becomes reclusive Diana also succumb to depression the people as princess openly explained her sadness stating when no one is listening to you all you feel when no one is listening to you all sorts of things start to happen for instance, you have so much pain inside yourself that you try and hurt yourself on the outside, because you want to help, Princess Diana explained. But it has the wrong help. You reacting, for people see it as crying wolf or attention-seeking and they think because you are in the media all of the time. You’ve got enough attention but I was actually crying out because I wanted to get better in order to go forward and to continue my duty and my role as wife, mother and Princess of Wales. The contrast between Kate and Diana shows in how they are responding the downfalls of depression and the pressure of marrying into royalty.

The Duchess of Cambridge has snubbed social events taking extra time away from her royal duties and is currently planning a Middleton family vacation in November. Royals have stated Kate plans on returning to her royal engagements in the fall conversely. Princess Diana revealed in the support and adoration of the public media. I was compelled to perform when I say perform I was compelled to go out and do my engagements and not let people down and support them and love them. Diana said in a way by being out in public they supported me. Although they weren’t aware of just how much healing they were giving me, it carried me through.

Kate Middleton will hardly go quietly into the shadows. The Duchess loves to evoke the feeling of Diana whenever she can. Despite her alleged displeasure with the constant comparisons every outfit Kate wears and even the clothes she dresses. Prince George and Princess Charlotte in are reminiscent of Princess Diana the two appear to be intertwined sharing similarities that ended in tragedy for Lady Diana Spencer. Prince William being front and center for his mother and father’s crumbling marriage is likely on damage control the Duke of Cambridge has maintained a happy public image but what is going on behind the scenes must be incredibly stressful.

When it came to splitting Diana admitted it was actually a relief in some ways asserting we had struggled to keep it going but obviously we ran out of steam in a way I suppose it could have been a relief for us both that we had finally made our minds up.

Prince William gives a big sacrifice for Pregnant Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William gives a big sacrifice for Pregnant Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William gives up hobby him ‘LOVES’ for pregnant Kate. PRINCE William has revealed he gave up a hobby he loves for the sake of his pregnant wife Kate and their family. The Duke of Cambridge, whose wife is expecting their third child in April, revealed he has temporarily given up a rather dangerous pass time.

While meeting triple World Superbike champ Jonathan Rea, Wills reportedly said he is giving up motorcycling. Northern Irishman Mr. Rea met the 35-year-old prince during an honors-giving ceremony at Buckingham Palace where the sportsman received an MBE. And Wills apparently revealed he is putting his passion for biking on hold for his family. Mr. Rea said: “I know he’s a bit of a motorcycle fan himself.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrive at Windsor Castle to attend Queen Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary dinner [Getty]
“We talked about his bikes and the fact that he has put it on the back-burner a little bit because of his children now.”

JONATHAN REA

“HE HAS PUT IT ON THE BACK-BURNER A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE OF HIS CHILDREN NOW”

 

FANS Prince William and Harry are both fans of motorbikes

William’s and his Brother Prince Harry’s love for motorbikes has been charted over the years.

In 2008, they competed in a tough rally across Africa to raise money for various charities that are close to their hearts.

The Duchess of Cambridge wears a bracelet from Queen Elizabeth [Getty]
The Duke recently revealed his favorite foods are a roast chicken and rare steak. But he added he has to give the under cooked meat a miss while Kate is pregnant and unable to eat it.

Prince William jokes that he doesn’t get a lot of peace with noisy Prince George

Prince William jokes that he doesn’t get a lot of peace with noisy Prince George. Kate and William were out in Birmingham on Wednesday on a set of official engagements.

Prince William said George was very envious as I got to drive a digger. Photo (C) AFP

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were out in Birmingham on Wednesday to carry out a series of engagements, including a visit to Acme Whistles – a 147-year-old family-owned business. Before leaving, the royal couple received brass whistles to take home, including a selection for their two children, Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two. After being handed the presents, William joked that he wouldn’t hear the last of it if George got his hands on the whistles, saying: “Don’t show that to George; we’ll never get any peace.” It certainly seems that things will be a little noisier in the Cambridge household, as Kate was handed a bag with their presents, which included a plastic slide whistle – known for creating the sound of the children’s TV show The Clangers.

Prince George was envious over Prince William’s ride in a digger Photo (C) AFP GETTY

Earlier in the day, William and Kate also paid a visit to the Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Manufacturing Plant. The couple were given an overview of the site before making their way to the Vehicle Assembly area, where they viewed the assembly line, heard about the manufacturing process and met staff and apprentices.

Prince William reveals life-saving lesson he’s teaching Prince George Photo (C) GETTY

They also had the chance to drive a vehicle in the off-road driving area. The second engagement of the day took the royals to Aston Villa Football Club. William, a known Aston Villa fan, and his wife saw how the Coach Core programme was being implemented in the club. They watched a training session of Coach Core apprentices and tutors working with local children. The programme works with Sport Birmingham to give young people between the ages of 16 and 24 the chance to become the next generation of inspirational coaches.

Prince George Photo (C) GETTY

Kate – who is pregnant with the couple’s third child, looked as stylish as ever throughout the day. The Duchess dressed in an all-black ensemble, consisting of a black funnel-necked jumper, slim fit black jeans and dark hued trainers. She topped the look off with a black and white coat.

Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry SECRET VISIT

Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry SECRET VISIT

Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry all carried out secret engagements on Tuesday, although none of their official duties were revealed in advance. The royal trio had separate events to attend to; William carried out an investiture, his wife Kate met with psychiatric experts while Harry attended a Walking with the wounded reception in London. This is not the first time the royals have flown under the radar, of late.

The Duchess of Cambridge joined husband Prince William, and Prince Harry at Paddington Station Photo (C) GETTY

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended a special dinner last Thursday in honor of their Royal Foundation. The event, which was not announced by the palace, took place at Sunbeam Studios in west London, a quick 15-minute drive from the royals’ Kensington Palace home. Details were kept strictly under wraps, although a guest shared a photo of her invitation on Instagram.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are seen during a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on August 30, 2017 in London, England. The garden has been transformed into a White Garden dedicated in the memory of Princess Diana, mother of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

“The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry request the pleasure of your company at The Royal Foundation Dinner,” the invite read. An accompanying letter showed instructions of how to get to the venue, asking guests to be there for 6:45pm, ahead of William, Kate and Harry’s arrival. The letter added: “Please note that photography and mobile telephones are strictly prohibited and we ask all our guests to switch off their telephones upon arrival. There will be a professional photographer in attendance.” The dinner, which had a lounge suit and cocktail dress code, ended at approximately 10:15pm.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Prince Harry Children Party at Buckingham Palace

At the start of November, Kate also hosted a private meeting at Kensington Palace. The round table discussion, which was not announced beforehand, focused on maternal mental health. Kensington Palace shared a photo of a smiling Kate on Twitter, showing the pregnant mother-of-two in discussion with some 12 guests. The palace said: “The Duchess is keen to develop an understanding of the issues surrounding maternal mental health, and to learn what support is available.”

Kensington Palace released a statement about Prince George

Pleased to meet you! Prince George’s formal hello to head teacher on first day of school. Prince George has set off for his first day at school with his doting father Prince William at his side.

The four-year-old prince, looking a little nervous, shyly shook the hand of Helen Haslem, head of lower school, as he arrived at Thomas’s Battersea, a fee-paying independent school in south London this morning.

The little prince was joined on the school run by his father, the Duke of Cambridge, who held his hand tightly as he dropped his firstborn off by the school gates in his family Range Rover.

Kate has been struck down by severe morning sickness Photo (C) PA

It marks 30 years since Diana did the same for Prince William on his first day at school back in September 1989. William held his son’s backpack as they walked to meet the lower school head and gently encouraged his son to shake hands.

“OH LOOK YOU’VE GOT YOUR BACKPACK,” MS HASLEM SAID ENCOURAGINGLY AS SHE TOOK GEORGE’S OTHER HAND TO WALK IN.

William, like the other parents, stayed on as his son settled in his new classroom.

Prince George will be known as George Cambridge to his classmates Photo (C) PA

George’s mother, the Duchess, who is less than 12 weeks pregnant, was not well enough to witness the landmark moment on Thursday as she suffers crippling morning sickness.

Prince George was joined on the school run by his dad William Photo (C) PA

Kensington Palace released a statement earlier this morning, saying: “The Duke of Cambridge will drop off Prince George this morning as planned”.

Kate is due to make a decision over whether she will attend Prince George’s first day at school this morning.

It marks 30 years since Diana dropped William off at his first day at school Photo (C) PA

A SOURCE SAID: “SHE WOULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING TO BE HERE.

“IT’S A BIG DAY IN HER SON’S LIFE BUT SHE REALLY HAS BEEN VERY SICK.”

Prince George looked shy on his first day at school Photo (C) PA

William, who along with Kate will try to do the school run as often as possible, told Ms Haslem that George had been eagerly watching and “noticed” the other boys going into school in their uniforms

The Duke and Duchess will aim to fit their official engagements around dropping off and picking up George whenever possible.

George was dressed smartly in the school’s summer uniform Photo (C) PA

Elizabeth “officially” announced that her grandson, Prince William, would be named the next king of England

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, is still in charge. A story to the contrary, saying that Elizabeth “officially” announced that her grandson, Prince William, would be named the next king of England briefly made the rounds over the Internet this week. A report from Closer Weekly on Wednesday sourced the report to Life & Style, which has nothing about a royal family shakeup on its website or Twitter account.

Queen Elizabeth’s drinking habits have been revealed [Gerry]
The timing, however, is perfect for the new teaser trailer for season two of the Elizabeth biographical Netflix series “The Crown.” The preview appeared online Thursday.

After all, the first line of the trailer is “The rumors … still haven’t gone away.”

Elizabeth, 91, has been queen since 1952. Her decades of ruling have made her ripe for hoaxes, with one last year claiming she died.

Last week, her husband, the 96-year-old Prince Philip, participated in his final solo public event.

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 31: Queen Elizabeth II (R) and Diana Princess of Wales watching Prince Charles playing in a polo match at Guards Polo Club, Smiths Lawn on May 31, 1987 in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

Elizabeth’s son, Prince Charles, remains next in line for the throne.

How Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Spent Their Unexpected Day Off

Few but so heartbreaking words! Prince William made the sweetest promise to Diana before she died

AGRA, INDIA – APRIL 16: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in Agra, India. (Photo by UK Press Pool/Getty Images)

Come August, it will be twenty years since the tragic death of Princess Diana and to commemorate her life ITV announced that they are working with both her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, on an intimate documentary.

 

Princess Diana

Earlier this year, the Princes both decided to talk candidly for the first time about losing their mother as part of their Heads Together campaign. They were overwhelmed with support from the public who praised them for the honesty, and people were touched that they had opened up – particularly considering the royals are characteristically closed when it comes to discussing their emotions.

 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walks in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

But as more and more details of Diana’s private life emerge in the run up to the anniversary of her death, it has been revealed that Prince William reportedly made a very sweet promise to his mother just a year before she died.

It’s no secret that Princess Diana and Prince Charles had a turbulent relationship, and despite formally separating in December 1992 their divorce was not finalised until late 1996, almost four years later.

 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walks in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES-0123

This is supposedly due to disagreements over money, access, and – most importantly – Diana’s title.

 

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Upset Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

 

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Upset Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

According to the New York Times, Diana wished to keep the styling ‘Her Royal Highness’ considering that she was the mother of the future heir, and Queen Elizabeth II even agreed. But the publication claims that Prince Charles was ‘adamant’ that Diana would be stripped of the title and the privileges that come with it.

 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William in India Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Without the prestigious ‘HRH’, Diana would have to comply with various royal rules, such as curtseying to her own children, and would lose all formal connection to her sons.

The Princess’ former butler, Paul Burrell, recalls how Prince William – just 14 years old at the time – tried to comfort his mother and soothe her ‘distress’.

In his book, A Royal Duty, Burrell writes: ‘She told me how he had sat with her one night when she was upset over the loss of HRH, put his arms around her and said, ‘Don’t worry, Mummy. I will give it back to you one day when I am King.”

Diana died just one year after the divorce was finalized, but both William and Harry have continued to honor their late mother in everything they do – from their charity work endeavors, to the commissioning of commemorative statue of her in Kensington Palace.

 

Princess Diana Photo (C) GETTY

We’re sure Diana would be so proud of everything the sons are doing.

Prince William broke the Royal Rule for Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Prince George was wearing his trademark navy shorts, teamed with a pale blue shirt, while his sister was in a matching color scheme. Prince William might be in line to be King, but it appears neither he nor his wife, Kate Middleton, have any issues breaking royal protocols. In fact, the couple are said to have ignored a very important royal rule when they visited Germany and Poland last month with their kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Duchess of Cambridge makes Charlotte say ‘thank you’ with a curtsy on departure from Poland.

Despite the royal kids being well travelled, it appears they’re actually breaking a travel code set by the royal family, which states direct heirs to the throne are forbidden from taking the same plane. However Prince George isn’t supposed to fly on the same plane as his father. Photo: Getty Images

This was reportedly set in place to protect the throne in case there was an accident during the flight. When the much-loved family flew to Australia in 2013, royal fans were wondering if they would take separate planes, so Prince George would be on a different flight to his father, Prince William.

President Barack Obama talks with the Duke of Cambridge while the Duchess of Cambridge plays with Prince George; at left First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince Henry of Wales, at Kensington Palace in London April 22, 2016.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

However when they touched down on Aussie soil, Prince William and Prince George stepped off the plane together – clearly not giving the royal rule a second thought. Since then they’ve made it a point to always travel as a family, with their recent tour of Germany and Poland seeing Kate, Wills and the kids travelling on the same plane together.

However Kate and Wills have decided to shun the age-old rule. Photo: Getty Images

The adorable Prince could be seen peering through the window of the plane with his equally cite sister, Princess Charlotte.

 

Prince William

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, PC, ADC (P) full name William Arthur Philip Louis was born on 21 June 1982 and is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in the line of succession to the British throne, after his father.

William was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom and obtained a degree from the University of St Andrews. He spent parts of a gap year in Chile, Belize, and some parts of Africa. In December 2006, he completed 44 weeks of training as an officer cadet and was commissioned in the Blues and Royals regiment. In April 2008, he qualified as a pilot by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. He then underwent helicopter flying training in order to become a full-time pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in early 2009. His service with the British Armed Forces ended in September 2013.

William married Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Hours before the wedding, he was created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus. The couple have two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and are expecting their third in April 2018.

On 16 November 2010, Clarence House announced that Prince William and Middleton were to marry; the couple had become engaged in Kenya in October. The engagement ring given by William to Catherine was that which had belonged to his mother. The wedding took place on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London. A few hours prior to the ceremony, William’s new titles of Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus were announced.

His wife’s first pregnancy was announced on 3 December 2012. She was admitted on 22 July 2013 to the Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, London, where Prince William himself had been delivered. Later that day, she gave birth to a son – Prince George. On 8 September 2014, it was announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant with her second child. She was admitted on 2 May 2015 to the same hospital where she had first given birth and gave birth to Princess Charlotte.[116] The Duchess’s third pregnancy was announced on 4 September 2017. The child is due in April 2018.

Prince William Was Upset And He Called Camilla Parker And Informed

Camilla Parker-Bowles was allegedly caught cheating on Prince Charles in May, and Prince William is so furious he banned Camilla from seeing his and Kate Middleton’s children. A photo surfaced in May of Camilla Parker-Bowles kissing her British TV star boyfriend in an antique shop, her husband Prince Charles and the Royal Family went through the roof when GLOBE Magazine published the photo because of the shame and scandal Camilla was once again bringing on their family.

According to the June 15 edition of GLOBE Magazine, Prince William was so upset that he called Camilla Parker-Bowles and informed her that under no circumstances was she allowed to see Prince George or meet Princess Charlotte. GLOBE’s royal insider dished, “William raged that this was the final nail in Camilla’s coffin, and she had humiliated Charles and the royal family for the last time! He told Kate, ‘How can we trust her after this? I don’t want her anywhere near George and Charlotte, she’s banned!’ Prince William and Kate Middleton would be happy never to set eyes on her again.

Apparently Camilla Parker-Bowles had a trip planned to visit Amner Hall this month and meet Princess Charlotte for the first time, however GLOBE’s insiders say that Prince William called Camilla and cancelled the trip. William informed his stepmother that he and Kate didn’t want her anywhere near their children after her latest cheating scandal.

It looks like Camilla Parker-Bowles may have alienated herself from the royal family for nothing though – apparently after news of her affair with the British TV star got out, he informed Camilla they needed to take a break! GLOBE teases that Camilla’s boyfriend, who is 12 years younger than her, feared that he would be blacklisted and overlooked for gigs because of their relationship – so he broke it off! Now, the royal family wants nothing to do with Camilla after she allegedly chose a guy over her husband Prince Charles – and then he dumped her! Karma really is a beautiful thing.

Do you think that Prince Charles will divorce Camilla over her affair? Will Prince William and Kate Middleton change their minds and let Camilla see the kids? Does she even care that she was banned from Prince George and Princess Charlotte?

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne. Instead of using the title of Princess of Wales, she uses the title Duchess of Cornwall, her husband’s secondary designation. In Scotland, she is known as the Duchess of Rothesay. In the event of Charles acceding to the throne, Camilla would become a queen consort; however, an official statement issued by Clarence House on the day of her marriage to Charles announced that she would be known as the Princess Consort.

Camilla is the eldest child of Major Bruce Shand and his wife Rosalind Cubitt, the daughter of Roland Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe. She was raised in East Sussex and South Kensington, and educated in England, Switzerland and France. She worked for different firms in central London, most notably the decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. In 1973, Camilla married British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles, with whom she has two children. They divorced in 1995.

Camilla was in a relationship with the Prince of Wales before, during and after their former marriages. The relationship became highly publicised in the media and attracted worldwide scrutiny. In 2005, it culminated in a civil marriage at Windsor Guildhall, which was followed by a televised Anglican blessing by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.