Queen Camilla

Queen Consort of the United Kingdom since 2022

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.

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"


  • 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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