Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duke of Cornwall, admits that it''s not easy to find time to spend with Prince Charles her husband of 17 years, due to their difficult work schedules.
Sometimes it''s not easy, but we always try to have a point in the day when we meet, according to British Vogue.
Sometimes its like ships passing in the night, but sometimes we sit down together and have a cup of tea and discuss the day. When we get out, we get a good deal of time. It''s great to catch up when we get away. It''s fun to catch up because you know when we go away, and the best thing is that we actually sit and read our books in different areas of the room. It''s very relaxing because you know you don''t have to make conversation. You just sit and be together.
Camilla, 74, and The Prince of Wales, 73, had a relationship before she married other people, with Bowles marrying Andrew Parker Bowles, a British Army officer she divorced in 1995. They have children Tom, 47, and Laura, 44.
Prince Charles married Princess Diana and welcomed their sons, William and Harry, in 1982 and 1984. Both of them were separated in 1992 and officially divorced in 1996 due to infidelity from the two parties.
Camilla was largely caught in the middle of their drama, with many taking sides, especially following Diana''s death in 1997.
It''s not easy, she said of public outcry at the time. I was so well-thought out for an extended period that you just have to find a way to live with it. In the end, nobody wants to be looked at all the time and, you know, criticised and, therefore, I kind of rise above it and get on with it. It''s not easy to, she said, but to be comfortable living with life.
Which she did, after marrying Prince Charles in 2005, and taking her royal duties seriously, recently attendingthe Royal Ascotwith her husband in place of The Queen, who couldn''t make the event.
Six months after her appointment, Camilla was officially recognized as a Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter.
Camilla, the future Queen Consort, was approved by The Queen in February, which will occur whenCharles one day takes the throne.
The Duchess said she was extremely honored and touched by the gesture during a royal engagement later that month.