Duchess Camilla Calls Reunion with Grandchildren after Lockdown a Great Treat
As soon as the lockdown restrictions eased, Duchess Camilla quickly went to see his grandchildren. She missed them sorely while in isolation.
Aside from reuniting with their grandchildren, Camilla and Prince Charles also visited the NHS, as reported by ITV News. They spoke with NHS staff and extended their gratitude for their tireless service.
The royal couple had family and frontline staff on their minds after stay-at-home orders were lifted. Their visit to the Gloucester Royal Hospital was their first public engagement since the UK began grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prince Charles and Camilla on March 04, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
A GREAT TREAT
As reported by Hello Magazine, Camilla has five grandchildren from her first marriage. She and former husband Andrew Parker Bowles have two children, Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes.
Tom has two children, Lola and Freddy, while Lopes is mother to three – daughter Eliza and twins Gus and Louis. Camilla said she was delighted to see her grandchildren.
"First time last weekend, not hug them but see them, it was a great treat," she said. The children were earlier seen in the Duchess' Birkhall living room and office.
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Andrew Parker Bowles at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks on March 25, 2010 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
Tom, the eldest son of Camilla, is a food critic, as reported by Express. Meanwhile, her daughter, Laura, is an art curator.
Camilla's stepsons, Prince William and Prince Harry have four children between them Prince William shares three children with Duchess Kate – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Camilla spoke about her longing to see her grandchildren with a caller on Silver Line, a 24-hour helpline for the elderly.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Laura Lopes, Andrew Parker Bowles, and Tom Parker Bowles at Fortnum & Mason on October 18, 2016 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
Prince Harry has one son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, with Meghan Markle. The couple has stepped down from royal duties and is now residing in Los Angeles.
While she could not see her grandchildren in person, the Duchess of Cornwall spent time in the garden of her home, as reported by Daily Mail. But she admitted it felt strange that she could not hug them.
Camilla spoke about her longing to see her grandchildren with a caller on Silver Line, a 24-hour helpline for the elderly. She chatted with a 90-year-old lady from Hampshire.
The Duchess also spoke about hope during this time of crisis. She said that the pandemic has brought the best out in people. She shared stories of people helping each other.
Before the lockdowns brought about by the pandemic, Camilla and Prince Charles were busy attending events. In one event, they rubbed elbows with American pop star Katy Perry.