Camilla Parker is one of the most controversial figures in the Royal Family. In 2005 she married Prince Charles. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II she became queen consort.
Queen Consort Camilla: Date of birth, real name and who were her parents
Camilla Parker Bowles, christened Camilla Rosemary Shand, was born at King’s College Hospital in London on July 17, 1947.
The now royal, studied at Dumbrells School, which is located in Sussex; later, she was educated at Queen’s Gate School in South Kensington, according to the official website of the royal family.
Daughter of Major Bruce Shand, a wine merchant and World War II hero, and Rosalind Cubitt, eldest daughter of III Baron Ashcombe, Roland Calbert Cubitt. His siblings are: Mark Roland (1951-2014) and Sonia Annabel (1949).
Camilla Parker Bowles net worth: why she was already rich before King Charles
Queen consort Camilla Parker Bowles is also Duchess of Cornwall. LG, GCVO, CSM, PC has a personal net worth of $5 million and has been a member of the British royal family since 2005, when she married then Prince Charles of Wales.
Camilla’s parents were financially well off. Her father was a wine merchant, charabanc owner and a high-ranking military officer, while her mother’s family made their fortune building Mayfair, Pimlico and Belgravia in London. The Independent noted that Camilla was left with a $663,000 inheritance from her maternal grandparents.
The future queen consort grew up on a huge $2 million estate in Sussex and attended top schools. She also ran in some high society circles. Despite having wealthy parents, she still worked and was a receptionist at the decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.
Camilla Parker’s great-grandfather was the Earl of Albermarle
William Coutts Keppel, 7th Earl of Albermarle KCMG, PC (April 15, 1832 – August 28, 1894), nicknamed Viscount Bury between 1851 and 1891, was a British military man and politician. He served in the British Army before entering Parliament in 1857. Initially a Liberal, he was Treasurer of the House between 1859 and 1866 in the Liberal governments of Lord Palmerston and Lord Russell.
He later switched to the Conservatives and served as Under Secretary of State for War under Lord Beaconsfield between 1878 and 1880 and under Lord Salisbury between 1885 and 1886.
Thomas Cubitt, Camilla’s ancestor who built Buckingham Palace. Cubitt, a London architect, built the main facade of Buckingham Palace for the royal couple in 1847.
To make room for the new wing of the palace, Thomas dismantled, then re-erected at Cumberland Gate, the splendid Marble Arch designed by John Nash as the ceremonial entrance to Buckingham Palace. He later built the south wing of the palace, with a ballroom.
Camilla’s great-grandmother was the King’s mistress.
Alice Frederica Keppel, born Edmonstone (April 29, 1868 – September 9, 1947) was the most famous mistress of Edward VII of the United Kingdom. In maternal line she was the great-grandmother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.
In 1898, Keppel met the future Edward VII, then the 56-year-old heir to the British throne. It wasn’t long before Keppel became one of Edward’s many mistresses, despite a twenty-eight year age difference. Their relationship would last until Edward’s death in 1910 and was well known.
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