The Duchess of Cornwall has a lot more than just her 68th birthday to celebrate on July 17 - the mother of two and her husband, Prince Charles, are still revelling in excitement following the birth of William and Kate’s little princess, Charlotte. The proud grandparents beamed with pride after attending her private christening service at Sandringham earlier this month, and are gearing up to fête Prince George as he rings in his second birthday on July 22.
Through the years, Camilla has proven that she is always up for fun and games, especially with her beloved family. From laying bricks at Chester University to making friends with a variety of animals, the Duchess is a perennial good sport. She even shows off her playful side when it comes to fashion,recently accessorizing an outfit with a quirky Heinz Beans clutch.
It’s been a busy 67th year for Camilla, who joined her husband at hundreds of engagements around the UK and overseas trips to the US, Saudi Arabia, plus a historical visit to Ireland. In the midst of their busy schedules, Camilla and Charles paused to mark their 10th wedding anniversary on April 9.
The Duke of Cornwall whisked his wife away to Scotland, where the couple celebrated the occasion in private at their Birkhall residence, located on the Queen’s Balmoral estate.
Camilla has little time to relax at home and kick her feet up as she is an active patron of numerous charities and is always out and about mingling with excited well-wishers. Prince Charles has praised his wife’s ability to adapt so effortlessly to her public role, saying, “You can imagine it is a real, real challenge. But she’s, I think, been brilliant in the way she’s tackled these things.”
Wherever she goes, the Duchess of Cornwall always has a good time. To celebrate her birthday Hello! reveals some of Camilla’s silliest moments.