The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are set to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.

Charles and Camilla married in a civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall on April 9, 2005, after a relationship that spanned nearly 35 years.

The Prince and the Duchess are spending their Ten year wedding anniversary on Thursday privately at Birkhall – a retreat on the Balmoral estate in Scotland where they honeymooned and spent their first wedding anniversary.

Camilla Parker Bowles became a signed-up member of royal family as she said her vows, emerging with a wedding band of Welsh gold on her finger, a future king and husband on her arm and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall as her title.

Ten years on from when the Prince married his former mistress, Camilla’s role within the Royal Family has changed significantly.

In the 90s, she was dubbed a marriage wrecker and the “other woman” – held responsible for the breakdown of Charles’s relationship to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Now the Duchess regally appears at the Prince’s side at the State Opening of Parliament and takes her place on the Buckingham Palace balcony for royal celebrations.


When Camilla married Charles, aides insisted she did not want to be known as Queen when the Prince acceded to the throne, but intended to be known as Princess Consort instead.

But according to some legal experts, unless there is change in the law, Camilla will technically become Queen when Charles is King – no matter what she decides to call herself.

At the time of her engagement to the Prince in 2005, a poll showed that only seven per cent of people believed Camilla should one day be Queen.

A new YouGov poll has found that 10 years later, 49 per cent of the British public now back her becoming queen consort when Charles becomes king.


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