How Charles and Camilla understand need for ‘own space’ and ‘keep separate homes’

King Charles and Queen Camilla

How Charles and Camilla understand need for ‘own space’

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 14/11/2023

- 13:31

Updated: 14/11/2023

- 13:45

The King and Queen tied the knot in 2005

King Charles and Queen Camilla understand the need for their "own space" as they "keep separate homes", according to a royal insider.

The King and Queen are often side-by-side when they step out together on royal engagements, however, they tend to go to their separate homes once the day is over.

Since being crowned at the Coronation in May, Charles and Camilla have spent a lot of time together.

But according to a royal insider, the King and Queen have kept their own homes, friends and interests.

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An insider claimed this is a "sensible and pragmatic" approach for King Charles and Queen Camilla to help with the stresses of royal life.

In October, the duo flew to Kenya for a royal tour - the first Commonwealth trip of Charles's reign.

After the tour, the couple were reportedly met with "his and her" cars on the runway at the airport.

Queen Camilla tends to enjoy her time off with her two children and her five grandchildren - Lola and Freddy Parker-Bowles, and Eliza, Louis and Gus Lopes.

Ray Mill House

Queen Camilla's private home is called Ray Mill House in Wiltshire


She has a private home in Wiltshire, which she bought following her divorce from her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles.

Meanwhile, King Charles enjoys his time off gardening and taking long walks at one of his many royal properties.

When the couple do spend time together in Windsor Castle or Birkhall in Scotland, they like to sit together reading their own books.

Camilla confirmed this when she told Vogue: "When we go away, the nicest thing is that we actually sit and read our books in different corners of the same room.

Moi International Airport

Charles and Camilla departing Moi International Airport after their Kenya royal tour


"It’s very relaxing because you know you don’t have to make conversation. You just sit and be together."

The royal insider also told The Mail: "It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but that time apart really works for them.

"They are better for it."

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