The List narrator Christine Liwag Dixon said: “Imagining Camilla Parker Bowles having a regular day job does seem a bit odd.
“But she actually had a pretty normal position that eventually ended in her termination.
“Designer Imogen Taylor recalled a young Parker Bowles working for the design company Colefax and Fowler.
“It was the 1960s, and Parker Bowles was an up-and-coming debutante trying to make a name for herself in the bustling London scene when she took a job as an assistant for the company.”
Camilla ‘got the sack” barely a week into her new job
Camilla Shand moved to London in 1960s
Ms Liwag-Dixon added: “In her book ‘On the Fringe. A life in decorating,’ Taylor repealed that, oddly enough, Parker Bowles was frowned upon by her then-boss and, after a night of dancing, angered him after arriving late for work.”
Ms Taylor recalled Camilla worked briefly for the company before she was asked to leave her post.
She said: “She worked for us for a moment but got the sack.”
Royal biographer Penny Junor suggested the Duchess’ penchant for partying at a young age played a crucial role in ending her career with the company.
Camilla on her wedding day in 1973
Ms Junor said: “She didn’t last a week.
One morning she overslept after a very long party and I think she was probably rather hangover.
“And she arrived late, saying, ‘I’m terribly sorry.’ And the boss at Colefax and Fowler, who was a demon anyway, just absolutely tore her apart and sent her packing.
“And that was the end of her working career.”
She met her first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, during her stay in the capital and would go on to be introduced to the higher echelons of London society due to his connection with the Royal Family.
At the time, she also met Prince Charles for the first time and briefly had a relationship with him before she went on to marry Parker Bowles in 1973.
The couple divorced in 1995, and Camilla went on to marry the Prince of Wales in 2005, becoming the Duchess of Cornwall.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK