Camilla Parker Bowles's landmark 70th birthday this summer will be a family affair. The Duchess of Cornwall opened up in a new interview with the UK’s The Sun about her plans to celebrate with her grandchildren on her special day. “I think what we will do is have a tea party,” Prince Charles’s wife said. “I will get them to bake a cake together and we will have a singsong of Happy Birthday.” Camilla, who has two children — Tom and Laura — as a result of her first marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles, has five grandchildren, including Eliza Lopes, who served as a bridesmaid at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding.
VER GALERÍA The Duchess plans on celebrating her birthday this summer with her grandchildren Photo: James Devaney/FilmMagic
It's no surprise that the Duchess’s grandkids will take part in her birthday festivities on July 17, since she credits them as being one of the sources of her happiness. When asked what gives her the most joy in her life, the royal answered, “Obviously my husband, my family, my friends and to see my grandchildren when they are all playing together and happy.” She added, “When I come back from a trip, that first moment I see them with their sweet faces gives me such joy.”
VER GALERÍA The couple, who tied the knot in 2005, recently celebrated their twelfth wedding annniversary Photo: Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA/WireImage
During the interview, Camilla also opened up about her marriage to Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son. The Duchess, who recently celebrated her twelfth wedding anniversary with Charles on April 9, revealed that she and the Prince, 68, enjoy passing their time together in the garden. The mom-of-two shared, “The prince is a great gardener and I share his passion. Anything I plant, to actually watch it grow gives me great pleasure.”