The whole world is looking at the UK these days. After the death of Queen (†96) especially the new one King Charles (73) and his wife Camilla (75) in the public eye. And while his children, above all Prince William (40), the new Prince of Wales , getting new titles, the question arises: What about Camilla's children? Who are they and what is their role in the monarchy now? Do they get titles too?
Camilla has two children with her ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles (82), to whom she was married from 1973-1995. Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes.
Tom, 47, is a restaurant critic and cookbook writer, and has been a judge on various cooking shows. He has two children with his ex-wife Sara Buys: Lola, born in 2007 and Freddy, born in 2010. Incidentally, Prince Charles is not only Tom's stepfather, but also his godfather.
Camilla's daughter Laura Lopes co-founded the Eleven gallery in London. The 44-year-old has three children with her husband Harry, a former Calvin Klein model. Their daughter Eliza was born in 2008 and had a very special role at William and Kate's wedding: she smuggled a pink worm into the wedding photo. Laura is also the mother of twins Gus and Louis, who were born in 2009.
Since Camilla 'only' married into the royal family as 'Queen Consort', she is not a queen in her own right. So she is not in line for the throne and if Charles dies she loses that title. Her children don't get titles either, and seem content not to be the center of attention.
Speaking on the Good Morning Britain show a few years ago, Tom said: 'Laura and I are not quite part of the royal family to be honest. My mother got married. She is part of it. We are the bourgeois children. We stand by your side.” And they will certainly continue to do so in the difficult days after Queen Elizabeth's death. (what)