The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall – The vilified Princess

The Duchess of Cornwall was born Camilla Rosemary Shand on 17 July 1947 as the daughter of Major Bruce Shand and his wife The Honourable Rosalind Cubitt at King’s College Hospital in London. Her mother was the daughter of Roland Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe and Sonia Rosemary Keppel, who in turn was the daughter of Alice Keppel, the mistress of King [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News March 2018

The Queen and the Heretic: How two women changed the religion of England Paperback – 23 March 2018 (UK & US) The dual biography of two remarkable women – Catherine Parr and Anne Askew. One was the last queen of a powerful monarch, the second a countrywoman from Lincolnshire. But they were joined together in their [read more]

Book Reviews

The Duchess by Penny Junor Book Review

In the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall—the infamous other woman who made the marriage of Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana “a bit crowded”—esteemed royal biographer Penny Junor tells the unlikely and extraordinary story of the woman reviled as a pariah who, thanks to numerous twists of fate, became the popular princess [read more]