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Profile of the Day: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Happy birthday to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall! Today the Duchess turns 73.

She was born Camilla Rosemary Shand on July 17, 1947 at King’s College Hospital in London. She was the eldest of three children born to Bruce Shand, an officer in the British Army, and Rosalind Cubitt.

Although her relationship with Prince Charles was once thought to be highly controversial, the couple was finally married in a civil ceremony in 2005 with the permission of Queen Elizabeth II. As a member of the royal family, the Duchess often accompanies her husband on his official duties and is involved in numerous charities.

Did you know that Camilla’s great grandmother, Alice Keppel, was a long-time mistress of King Edward VII? Keppel was one of the best known British society hostesses of the Edwardian era. Her relationship with the King would last from his ascension to the throne in 1901 until his death in 1910.

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