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Old 04-30-2014, 05:20 PM
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I am in my 50s and since my father passed away a few years ago I often talk to my brother about things that would have previously been discussed with my father - so you could say that my brother is now a 'father-figure' - the senior/elder male in my family and so the one that is regarded as the 'father' of the family even though we all have our own families.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:45 PM
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Seriously- brother became a "father figure" in recent years? Since when does an adult woman in her sixties see her brother as a "father figure"? Their own father passed when they were both adults.

Silly and tawdry.
Not to mention tasteless! But then what do you expect from Richard Kay and the Mail.
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I don't think Mark was a father figure.
I think Mark was the baby and Camilla and Annabel took care of him.

Here are her comments on November 11, 2013 while in India.

At one stall she was offered a beaded band that women tie around their brothers' wrists to bond with them and ask for their protection.
She joked: "I should get one of them for my brother (adventurer Mark Shand) . That'll be a shock for him."

Day Six: The Prince and The Duchess visit India
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:09 AM
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Mark's funeral is today. Charles and Camilla are both going and it's in Dorset. I posted in the Joint current events thread.
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:02 PM
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The Duchess of Cornwall on her first official engagement since the death of her brother 2 weeks ago (via @ange_ham) pic.twitter.com/DD1k8TQfXS
Our Assistant Editor @RoyalsWithChloe was able to take some great photos today of The Duchess of Cornwall: pic.twitter.com/J5tWXMKoXE
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:59 PM
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Good to see the DOC back to work :

Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall meets wounded airmen at RAF Leeming | Mail Online
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:16 AM
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The Duchess visited Oxford today. She came to officially open The Botnar Research Centre at the University of Oxford which is connected to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Appeal, a charity the Duchess supports if I am not mistaken. She went on a tour of the building and greeted my colleagues and myself - very nice lady. Her lady in waiting was so lovely and chatty.

I am sure more articles will follow but here is one:

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visiting Oxford (From Oxford Mail)
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:49 PM
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Portrait of a future queen? Camilla smiles despite her recent grief as she unveils new painting during a charity visit | Mail Online

Not sure about the portrait though ...
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:51 PM
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The portrait looks decent. Of course, it is not a masterpiece by Gainsborough. There is interesting about it.
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:55 PM
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I like the portrait. Somehow, it captures her essence.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:07 PM
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Love the portrait. Any pictures with her and the kids?
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Love the portrait. Any pictures with her and the kids?
Yep !

Camilla Parker Bowles Visits Oxford Thumbnails - Pictures - Zimbio
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:40 PM
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Thanks. Love the picture of her Royal highness with little Jacob.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:03 PM
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I just went and looked at snaps of her sitting. She does not slump as portrayed in the portrait. Not even at the Braemar games - which have seen some famous people slumping over the years.
Lovely facial portrait though IMHO.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:06 AM
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The Duchess of Cornwall visited Ringmer Community College in Ringmer, East Sussex today, May 13:



** Pic ** Duchess of Cornwall visits Ringmer Community College **


** zimbio/Bauergriffin gallery: Camilla Parker Bowles Visits Ringmer **


** sussexexpress.co.uk: Ringmer Community College have a right royal time as Duchess of Cornwall visits **
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:16 PM
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Angelina Jolie met the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House tonight to discuss their mutual interest in helping victims of sexual violence.
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Old 06-12-2014, 02:45 PM
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I knew Camilla was very involved in this highly sensitive topic and wondered if a meeting with Miss Jolie was planned.

I guess we have indeed an answer :

https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/st...973888/photo/1
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:13 PM
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Here are a few more pics of the meeting at Clarence House today:



** gettyimages/zimbio gallery **
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:49 PM
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Camilla carried out engagements in Wiltshire today

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is chic in cream at Wiltshire arboretum | Mail Online
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:11 PM
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Here are some more pics and information about today's events:



** wiltshiretimes.co.uk: Duchess of Cornwall opens 'wonderful' County Hall **


** gloucestershireecho.co.uk gallery: Duchess of Cornwall visits Westonbirt Arboretum **


** gloucestershireecho.co.uk: Duchess of Cornwall opens new Welcome Building at Westonbirt Arboretum **


** wiltsglosstandard.co.uk article and gallery: Duchess of Cornwall opens new Welcome building at Westonbirt Arboretum **
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