It has been 14 years since Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall tied the knot in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, just two months after announcing their engagement.
The pair celebrated the special occasion by sharing a sweet black and white photograph of themselves from a recent photoshoot, which they posted on their official Clarence House Instagram page.
Posting the image, which shows Charles and Camilla staring lovingly into each other’s eyes, online, Clarence House thanked people for their “warm wishes on the occasion of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding anniversary”.
The stunning image was taken by professional photographer Alexi Lubomirski – who also took the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official engagement and wedding photos – for Vanity Fair.
Lubomirski also wished the couple a happy anniversary, writing: “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to HSH Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall!”
One supporter commented: “As sad as his marriage to Diana was. He was always in love with Camila. In the end, it was fate that brought them together.”
Another said: “The real happily ever after story that should be told”
One simply wrote: “True love.’ While another commented: “Happy anniversary to a lovely couple.”
Charles and Camilla, who initially dated back in the 1970s before both going on to marry other people, said their vows in a civil ceremony, followed by a Church of England service at St George’s Chapel and a reception in Windsor Castle.
Due to the fact that both the prince – who was married to Diana, Princess of Wales, for 15 years – and Camilla had been married previously, the couple had to seek permission from Her Majesty the Queen to allow the next in line to the throne to legally marry a divorcée.
Charles and Camilla were in Northern Ireland on the day of their anniversary and the heir to the throne joked with the crowds at Hillsborough Castle, in Belfast, thanking them for travelling so far to mark their special day.
According to Hello! magazine, he said in a speech: “Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m enormously grateful to you all for coming such a long way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It’s incredibly good of you.”
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were in Northern Ireland today, to reopen Hillsborough Castle following an extensive 5-year renovation. Their Royal Highnesses toured the Castle’s new rooms and gardens, meeting craftspeople, volunteers and staff involved in the project and people already enjoying the new facilities. A Summer House was built in the Walled Garden (3rd 📸) by young craftspeople on the Traditional Building Skills Programme. The programme was delivered by The @theprincesfoundation & The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust as part of The Prince’s Foundation’s ‘7 for 70’ projects for His Royal Highness’s 70th birthday last year.
The royal couple were in Belfast to reopen Hillsborough Castle following an extensive 5-year renovation. Their Royal Highnesses toured the Castle’s new rooms and gardens and met craftspeople, volunteers and staff involved in the project.
A Summer House was also built in the Walled Garden by young craftspeople on the Traditional Building Skills Programme, which was delivered by The Prince’s Trust and The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.