Father: Major Bruce Shand, retired British Army officer, later vintner.
Mother: Rosalind Cubitt, daughter of the 3rd Baron Ashcombe
Children: with Andrew Parker-Bowles: Laura Rose and Thomas Henry
Her full title is HRH Princess Charles, Princess of Wales and Countess of Chester, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess Carrick, Baroness Renfrew, Lady of the Isles, Princess of Scotland.
Alice Keppel, mistress of King Edward VII, great-great-grandfather of Prince Charles, is the great-grandmother of Duchess Camilla.
An avid hunter and rider.
Like her husband, the Duchess is a patron of the arts and many charities.
1965- Presented to British society as a debutante.
Early 1970s – Meets Prince Charles at a polo match in Windsor Great Park.
1973- Married to Andrew Parker Bowles.
1980- Accompanies Charles as his official escort during the Zimbabwean Independence Journey.
1981- Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer.
1992- Diana: Her True Story is published, revealing Parker-Bowles’ affair with Charles.
1993- A transcript of an intimate 1989 telephone conversation between Parker-Bowles and Charles has been released.
1994- During a TV documentary, Charles confesses to cheating.
1996- Charles and Diana are divorcing.
1999- He first appears in public when Charles leaves the Ritz Hotel in London after a party.
February 10, 2005 – With the Queen’s approval, Charles announces that he will marry Camilla in April. She will be known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall.
November 1-8, 2005 – Together with Charles, she makes her first official visit to the United States as the Duchess of Cornwall.
December 9, 2010 – Student demonstrators breach security on the streets of London’s West End and attack a 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI, in which the Duchess and her husband are driven to a performance at the London Palladium. The couple avoids any physical harm. Students are protesting against the increase in tuition fees.