Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla Rosemary; née Shand, previously Parker Bowles; born 17 July 1947) is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to Queen Elizabeth II and a member of the British Royal Family.
- Oh, it's quite all right, we curse quite a lot around here.
- To Sharon Osbourne, after rocker Ozzy's wife caused a stir when she told Camilla "I think you're fucking great" at Queen's Golden Jubilee Concert, Buckingham Palace, June 2002. Davies, Hugh: Four letters from Ozzy's wife fail to rock Palace- The Daily Telegraph (13 July 2002)
- English students don't spend much time on their studies. They're more interested in partying and having fun.
- The Duchess of Cornwall compares hardworking Pakistani students to the National Union of Students, October 2006.
- Guardian, 5 Nov 2006
- What I have learned from my travels is that by listening at least as much as we speak, and by trying to understand before we act, we perhaps stand a better chance of coming up with the right answers…
- The Duchess of Cornwall speaking in 2007
- My grandfather, P Morton Shand, […] declared that ‘A woman who cannot make soup should not be allowed to marry’. You might not agree with his rants, but there was no doubting his passion for proper food
- The Duchess of Cornwall during a speech for the launch of British Food Fortnight in London
- A speech by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to mark the launch of British Food Fortnight, Westminster Cathedral, London 22 April 2010
- In our right to speak freely, please let us not become too politically correct, because surely political correctness is as severe a form of censorship as any
- The Duchess of Cornwall making a statement in a speech
- Political correctness is as severe a form of censorship as any, warns Camilla The Daily Mail 12 May 2011
- Reading is exciting. Reading is fun. Reading is cool. There is nothing quite like the thrill of opening a book and being drawn into another world to meet new people and to discover their stories - it’s like making new friends
- The Duchess of Cornwall to children
- Reading is cool so please find the time, Camilla tells children The Evening Standard 1 March 2012
- Being a friendly neighbour has always been the keystone of community life and just saying “hello” can sometimes make a huge difference
- The Duchess of Cornwall meet Big Lunchers from across Scotland
- Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, meets Big Lunchers from across Scotland 11 May 2012
- Oh, oh, very badly. I would love to start again but maybe I’m too old
- Asked about playing tennis at Wimbledon
- The Daily Express 28 June, 2013
- In a world where so many things have changed for the better, there are –sadly - still many vulnerable, forgotten and neglected children. Each one of them has a unique story
- There are lots of things I do feel strongly about, but if I speak about them I will be on my best behaviour.
- During a tour at BBC radio
- Charles and Camilla tour bbc radio MSN 2 February 2014
- As a half-resident of Wiltshire I feel very loyal to the county.
- About Wiltshire during a visit to County Hall in Trowbridge .
- HRH The Duchess of Cornwall opens County Hall Wiltshire.gov 26 June 2014
- Poetry is like time travel, and poems take us to the heart of the matter
- About poems that moves her to tears
- First World War centenary: the war poem that moves the Duchess of Cornwall to tears The Daily Telegraph 28 June 2014
Quotes about her
- She just seems one of the girls in a way. She seems very natural, she's very down-to- earth. She's lovely. And she's got a very dry of sense of humour.
- Isla Blair on Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
- You instantly feel that you've known her for ages. One of my sons-in-law had never met her till the other day and he said, Two minutes, two sentences and it felt like you've known her for ages. 'And that's nice, isn't it?
- The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire on Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
- Let's Salute to this woman who's going to, I believe, bring a great deal of joy and fun and laughter to the Prince's life.
- Lord Carey of Clifton, former Archbishop of Canterbury on Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in 2005
- Yes, very much
- A school girl wrapped her arms around The Prince of Wales and said: "I hope you're in love with the woman you're marrying" in Melbourne during the month of his engagement to Camilla