When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles?

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CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall is now married to Prince Charles, so when did Camilla divorce her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles?

When did Camilla marry Andrew?

Camilla and Andrew first met in the late 1960s, and after dating on-and-off for a while the couple got married on July 4, 1973.

Members of the Royal Family attended the ceremony, including The Queen Mother, Princess Anne and Princess Margaret.

Camilla and Andrew were married for several years, and they have two children together, Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles.

Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles

When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles? (Image: GETTY)

When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles? Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles

When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles? Camilla married Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973 (Image: GETTY)

When did Camilla and Andrew divorce?

More than 20 years after they married, Camilla and Andrew decided to divorce in January 1995.

A statement from the couple at the time read: “We have grown apart to such an extent that, with the exception of our children and a lasting friendship, there is little of common interest between us, and we have therefore decided to seek divorce.”

Andrew married Rosemary Pitman in 1996, and the couple remained married until Rosemary’s death from cancer in 2010.

When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles? Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles? Prince Charles met Camilla Shand in the 1970s (Image: GETTY)

When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles? Camilla and Prince Charles wedding

When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles? Charles and Camilla married in 2005 (Image: GETTY)

 

When did Charles and Camilla marry?

Charles and Camilla are thought to have first met at a polo match at Windsor in 1970, and the couple subsequently dated for a while.

When they met Camilla is said to have joked about their shared history, telling Charles: “My great-grandmother was the mistress of your great-great-grandfather. I feel we have something in common.”

Charles went to serve in the Navy for several months, and during this time Camilla became engaged to Andrew Parker Bowles.

When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles? Camilla and Prince Charles wedding

When did Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall divorce Andrew Parker Bowles? Camilla and Charles both have two children from their previous marriages (Image: GETTY)

A few years after Charles married Princess Diana, it is believed Charles and Camilla resumed their relationship.

Diana and Charles separated in 1992, and their divorce was finalised in 1996 after 15 years of marriage.

On April 9, 2005, Charles married Camilla in a civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall.

The ceremony was not attended by the Queen and Prince Philip but was witnessed by members of both sides of the couple’s families

Following the ceremony, a Church of England Service of Prayer and Dedication was held for the newlyweds at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, and it was attended by Charles’ parents.

The Queen and Prince Philip also held a reception for Charles and Camilla at Windsor Castle later that day.

Charles’ son Prince William and Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles were the witnesses to the wedding.

After the couple tied the knot, Camilla and Charles went to Scotland for their honeymoon.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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