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Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, said in a recent interview that it can sometimes be difficult for her and her husband, Prince Charles, to find time to be together amid their myriad royal obligations.
The Duchess, who the Queen said earlier this year should be known as Queen Consort once Charles takes the throne, opened up about her marriage in a rare interview for the July issue of British Vogue.
“It’s not easy sometimes, but we always try to have a point in the day when we meet,” she told the magazine.
She said the two are “sometimes it’s like ships passing through the night, but we always sit together and have a cup of tea and talk about the day. We have a moment.”
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The Duchess said the couple liked to “get away” together because they could “sit and read our books in different corners of the same room. It’s very relaxing because you know you don’t have to make small talk. You just sit down and you’re together.”
The couple were most recently in the spotlight during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee during which the couple, along with Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are said to have kept their distance with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess. of Sussex, who had reunited with the family for the first time since stepping down as a member of the royal family.
Camilla also reflected on the media scrutiny she, Charles and the late Princess Diana received in the 1990s as Charles and Diana’s marriage fell apart amid speculation he was in love with Camilla .
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Charles and Diana divorced in 1996 after four years of separation and a year before “the people’s princess” was killed in a car crash in Paris while being chased by paparazzi.
Charles and Camilla married in 2005.
“It’s not easy. I’ve been scrutinized for so long that you just have to find a way to live with it,” the royal admitted. “Nobody likes to be watched all the time and, you know, criticized, but I think in the end, I kind of rise above it and just move on. You have to get on with your life.”
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She said she planned to spend the day with her family and some friends.
Camilla has two adult children whom she shares with her ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles, she is stepmother to Princes William and Harry and has several grandchildren.
“You know, the nice thing about being a grandma is that you can spoil them once in a while, give them more things than their parents forbid them to have,” he said. she told the magazine.
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His step-grandchildren include William’s children: Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte and Harry’s two children: Archie and Lilibet.
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