Queen Camilla

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Camilla, Queen of the United Kingdom, while known as the Duchess of Cornwall: "I’ve never given an interview. I always said it’s better to be quiet"

Queen Camilla (Camilla Rosemary; née Shand, previously Parker Bowles; born 17 July 1947) is the second wife of Charles III (who succeeded his mother, Elizabeth II, as monarch on 8 September 2022) and queen consort of the United Kingdom. She was formerly known as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.


  • 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).
    • The Guardian (5 November 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
    • Unsourced
  • Oh, oh, very badly. I would love to start again but maybe I’m too old
    • Asked about playing tennis at Wimbledon
    • Daily Express (28 June 2013)
  • There are lots of things I do feel strongly about, but if I speak about them I will be on my best behaviour.
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