The Duchess of Cornwall's landmark 70th birthday on July 17 will be a family affair. Camilla has revealed that she plans to celebrate the milestone with her grandchildren. "I think what we will do is have a tea party," Prince Charles' wife told The Sun. "We will get them to bake a cake together and we will have a singsong of Happy Birthday." Camilla, who has two children, Tom and Laura, from her first marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles, has five grandchildren including Eliza Lopes, who served as a bridesmaid at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2011 wedding.
It's no surprise that the Duchess's grandchildren will take part in her birthday festivities, since she credits them as being one of the sources of her happiness. When asked what gives her the most joy in her life, the royal answered: "Obviously my husband, my family, my friends and to see my grandchildren when they are all playing together and happy." She added: "When I come back from a trip, that first moment I see them with their sweet faces gives me such joy."
During the interview, Camilla also opened up about her marriage to the Queen's eldest son. The Duchess, who recently celebrated her twelfth wedding anniversary with Charles on April 9, revealed that she and the Prince, 68, enjoy passing their time together in the garden. The mum-of-two shared: "The Prince is a great gardener and I share his passion. Anything I plant, to actually watch it grow gives me great pleasure."