The Queen Consort's family: Who are Camilla's children and will they get royal titles?

·Lifestyle Writer, Yahoo Life UK
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Camilla, Queen Consort arrives at Cardiff Castle with King Charles III on September 16, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales. King Charles III is visiting Wales for the first time since ascending the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.    Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS
The Queen Consort arrives at Cardiff Castle with the King on September 16, 2022. (REUTERS)

With King Charles stepping up as monarch after the death of the 70-year-reigning late Queen, millions of eyes have naturally fallen on to the new Queen Consort.

While Camilla, 75, has been in the public eye with connections to the Royal Family for many years, her side of the family has remained private.

However, her son and daughter joined her as part of the 2,000 people attending Queen Elizabeth II's funeral service at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September.

But who exactly are Camilla's children and grandchildren and what does her new role mean for them?

Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Laura Lopes attend the launch of the
Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla, and Laura Lopes attend the launch of Fortnum & Mason Christmas & Other Winter Feasts cookbook by Tom in London, 2018. (Getty Images)
Children of the Queen Consort, Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles arrive with their family at Westminster Abbey ahead of The State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of the state funeral on September 19, 2022. (Getty Images)

Who are Camilla's children?

Camilla has two children, Tom Parker Bowles, 47, and Laura Lopes, 44, who are from her previous marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles.

She was married to Andrew from 1973-1995, though they had already been living separately before the divorce was finalised.

Camilla married Charles on 9 April 2005.

Her eldest, Tom, is a food writer, critic and author who won the Guild of Food Writers 2010 award for his writings on British food. He is also somewhat of a TV personality, appearing on multiple television food series, including MasterChef.

He is both the godson and step-son of Charles.

Meanwhile, Laura, the King's step-daughter, is a an art curator who managed Eleven Fine Art gallery for 10 years, showcasing emerging and established artists, now curating exhibitions.

While Tom is arguably more in the public sphere than his sister is, they have still remained relatively private despite their first hand connection with the Royal Family.

Who are Camilla's grandchildren?

Children of the Queen Consort, Laura Lopes (centre) and Tom Parker Bowles arrive with their family at Westminster Abbeyahead of The State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Laura Lopes and Tom Parker Bowles arrive with their family at Westminster Abbey ahead of the state funeral. (Getty Images)

Camilla has grandchildren from both her son and daughter, who are all of similar ages.

Tom has two children, Lola Parker Bowles, 14, and Freddy Parker Bowles, 12, who he shares with Sara Parker Bowles, associate editor of magazine Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country.

Meanwhile, Laura has three children, Eliza Lopes, 14, and twins Louis Lopes and Gus Lopes, both 12, who she shares with her husband Harry Lopes.

Lopes is an ex-Calvin Klein model and founder and CEO of Eden Renewables, which develops renewable energy and storage projects throughout the UK

What is Camilla's royal title?

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (centre) her son Tom Parker Bowles (left) and daughter Laura Lopes (right) watch the racing as they attend day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 11, 2015 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Camilla, Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes watch the racing at Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, 2015. (Getty Images)

Camilla became the Queen Consort as the wife of a king after Queen Elizabeth II's death on 8 September 2022.

While there had been debate over whether Camilla would use the title, the late Queen herself endorsed the then Duchess of Cornwall to be known as Queen when the time comes.

On the eve of her Platinum Jubilee in February 2022 (marking the death of her father King George VI in 1952, with her coronation following in June 1953), she said in a public statement, "When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service."

Camilla later said, "I feel very honoured – very honoured and very touched" when a guest asked her how she felt about her new title, during a visit to the Nourish Hub community kitchen in west London on 10 February.

Will Camilla's family get royal titles?

Britain's Prince of Wales (centre L) and Duchess of Cornwall (centre R) are seen after their wedding with their children (L-R) Prince Harry, Prince William, Laura and Tom Parker Bowles, in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in southern England, in this official photo from Clarence House released on April 10, 2005. ??? USE ONLY
Britain's now King (centre L) and Queen Consort (centre R) after their wedding with their children (L-R) Duke of Sussex, Prince of Wales, Laura and Tom Parker Bowles at Windsor Castle. (Getty Images)

While Camilla has been given her official title through marriage, there's nothing to suggest her children (and therefore, her grandchildren) will get any royal titles or duties themselves.

“Even though their mother Camilla is now the Queen Consort, Tom and Laura are still not going to have a formal role within the Crown as they are not of the blood," Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, founder of the British Monarchists Society, told inews.

Mace-Archer-Mills added, "Their mother Camilla is royal by marriage, but they are not. That seems a harsh way of putting it, but it is the truth.

“They might be invited to functions now that their mother is going to be Queen [Consort], but they will not be undertaking any sort of official engagement or be asked to do anything which would mean them representing the British Crown."

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