Camilla Parker Bowles Net Worth Wiki, Height, Biography, Wife, Children And Early Life
Camilla Parker Bowles Net Worth
What is the Net Worth of Camilla Parker Bowles?
Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall LG, GCVO, CSM, PC is the wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. Camilla Parker Bowles has a net worth of $5 million. Parker Bowles has been a member of the British Royal Family since 2005. Since marrying Charles, the Duchess has been actively involved in drawing public attention to the dangers of osteoporosis and working to raise awareness of important issues such as sexual abuse, rape, poverty and animal welfare. In February 2022, Queen Elizabeth II announced that when Charles came to the throne, she wanted Camilla to be queen, not princess, as previously announced when Camilla and Charles got engaged.
Camilla Parker Bowles was born Camilla Rosemary Shand on July 17, 1947 in London, England. She grew up in Plumpton, East Sussex, with her father Major Bruce Shand, mother Rosalind, sister Annabelle and brother Mark. Camilla’s father was a businessman and former officer in the British Army, and her maternal grandfather was Roland Cupid, 3rd Baron Ashcombe. In her younger years, Parker Bowles attended Pony Club training camp, where she learned to ride a pony and went on to win rosettes at the local gym. She described her childhood as “perfect in every way.” Camilla attended Dumbrier School, Queensgate School and Swiss finishing school Mon Fertile. She then studied French and French literature for six months at University College London in Paris. Parker Bowles made her London debut in 1965 and worked as a secretary for a number of companies before being hired as a receptionist for Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler decorating company.
After marrying Charles, Camilla became the second woman in the UK’s priority list. She had three maids, her chief maid, Amanda McManus, was an old friend and her assistant private secretary. In 2005, Camilla and Charles traveled to the White House to meet President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush on their first overseas tour. They accompanied the Bush family to New Orleans to meet with residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. Parker Bowles christened MS Queen Victoria and HMS Astute in 2007, and in 2009 she and Charles met Pope Benedict XVI during a visit to Italy. In November 2010, the car in which Camilla and Charles were travelling was attacked by protesters during student protests in the UK, but was not injured. In 2011, she represented the royal family at Wimbledon and she traveled to Tottenham with Charles following the London riots. In 2013, Parker Bowles attended the opening of Parliament and made her first solo trip outside the UK while heading to Paris. In 2019, Camilla and Charles became the first members of the British royal family to visit Cuba.
Parker Bowles is a member of Animal Care Trust, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, British Equestrian Federation, Wiltshire Youth Action, London Chamber Orchestra, Trinity Hospice, Arthritis Research UK, Royal National Rheumatology Hospital, Maggie’s Patron Cancer Care Center, and many other organizations. In 2015, Camilla became president of World Women’s Day, which “celebrates women and girls by taking a candid look at the obstacles they face and discussing solutions for change.” She was appointed Deputy Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society in 2018 , and was appointed Deputy Patron of the Royal Academy of Dance in 2020.
In the late ’60s, Camilla began on and off with Guard Officer/Blues and Royals Lieutenant Andrew Parker Bowles. They announced their engagement in 1973 and were married on July 4, 1973 at the Guards Church, Wellington Barracks, London. Considered the “social wedding of the year”, the ceremony was Roman Catholic and was attended by 800 people, including Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Princess Anne. Camilla and Andrew welcomed son Tom on December 18, 1974 and daughter Laura on January 1, 1978. Although Camilla chose to remain Anglican rather than convert to Andrew’s religion, the children are Roman Catholic only. After years of separation, Camilla and Andrew filed for divorce in December 1994, and the divorce was finalized a few months later. Camilla reportedly knew Prince Charles when he and Andrew split in 1971 (Andrew was dating Charles’ sister). They started a friendship that eventually turned into a romantic relationship, but they shelved the relationship when Charles joined the Royal Navy in early 1973, and the couple reportedly became romantic again when Camilla married Andrew in 1980 , but Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
In 1993, Camilla and Charles were embroiled in a scandal dubbed “Camilla Gate” after the tabloids released secretly recorded phone records. Camilla was criticised by the media for saying his relationship with her was “non-negotiable” after she and Charles ended their marriage. Charles appointed Mark Bolland to improve Camilla’s public image, and she began accompanying him to official events in 2000. She became president of the National Osteoporosis Society in 2001 (both her mother and grandmother died of the disease), and Queen Elizabeth II invited her to celebrate the Golden Jubilee in 2002. Camilla eventually moved into Charles’ home, Clarence House, and news of their engagement came in February 2005. The couple married on April 9, 2005 at Windsor Town Hall, with a reception at Windsor Castle. They were on official business in Scotland on their honeymoon. Camilla and Charles both tested positive for COVID-19 in February 2022.
Parker Bowles is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal (2005), the Queen Elizabeth II Royal Medal (2007), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), the Queen Victoria Grand Cross (2012) , Companion of the Star of Melanesia (2012), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (2012), Royal Lady of the Garter (2022), Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee (2022), King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Inaugural Medal (2013), Grand Cross of the French National Merit (2014) and Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle (2015). She has been appointed Honorary Fellow of King’s College London (2007), Honorary Boatman of the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers (2011), Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen (2013), Her Majesty’s Most Honored Member of the Privy Council (2016) ), Honorary Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Vintners (2017) and Worshipful Company of Plumbers (2017), and received honorary degrees from the University of Aberdeen (JD 2013), University of Southampton (2017) in Science, 2016) and the University of Chester (PhD, 2018).
Camilla’s honorary military appointments include Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Gendarmerie (2012), Commander-in-Chief of the Queen’s Own Rifles (2011), Commander-in-Chief of Naval Medical Services (2006), HMS Astute (2007), 4 Colonel Rifle Battalion (2007), Brigadier General RAF Halton Honorary (2008), Brigadier General RAF Leeming Honorary (2008), RAF Commander Naval Chaplain Service (2009), Lady Sponsor of HMS Prince of Wales (2017) ) and the Commander-in-Chief of the Rifles (2020).