Oh My Stars: The Royal Baby And Camilla Could Very Well Share A Birthday
Heaven help us.
It came to my attention today that William and Catherine’s child could very well arrive on Wednesday (July 17th), which is also the Duchess of Cornwall’s birthday.
The Duchess, born Camilla Shand before marrying Andrew Parker-Bowles in 1973, has only recently gotten herself back in Great Britain’s good graces. For a large part of his marriage to the late Princess of Wales, Prince Charles carried on an affair with the married mother-of-two, confessing to journalist Jonathan Dimbleby in a 1994 documentary.
Dimbleby asked the Prince of Wales if he tried to be “faithful and honorable” to Diana, to which Charles replied, “Yes, absolutely.”
“And you were,” the British journalist pressed on.
“Yes,” Charles answered, pausing for a moment before adding, “Until it became irretrievably broken down, us both having tried.”
Camilla’s presence at last year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations (sitting with Her Majesty in the 1902 State Landau after the Thanksgiving service, and taking pride of place in the royal box during the evening concert) is a measure of how far she’s come in being accepted by not only the royal family, but the public.
“Camilla has proved herself by taking on royal engagements in the last two or three years successfully enough that her future as a Queen seems more assured,” a royal source told the Mirror’s Victoria Murphy last year. “Gone are the days when Diana fans pelted her with bread rolls in a car park, after blaming her for breaking up Charles’s marriage to Diana.”
Despite most people getting over Camilla’s Scarlet A, it would be a bit odd/cruel if Charles’ first grandchild were to be born on his mistress-turned-wife’s birthday.