Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: Royal Mistress Turned Grandma
Today is Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's 66th birthday, and she'll soon be celebrating the birthday of her sixth grandchild, the royal baby! She recently revealed her excitement ahead of the birth of step-son Prince William's child, saying, "We are all just waiting by the telephone. We are hopeful that by the end of the week he or she will be here." As Prince Charles's wife and former mistress, the Duchess of Cornwall has certainly spent some time in the royal spotlight over the years — and public opinion wasn't always so favorable. Today, she's a prominent royal figure with admirable charity involvements, public support, and a storied royal romance. Ahead of the royal baby's birth, get to know more about Camilla's childhood, her longtime relationship with Prince Charles, her children, and more.
— Additional reporting by Laura Marie Meyers