Queen Camilla's ex-husband has been 'secretly' dating British TV star for over a year

Andrew Parker Bowles and Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla's ex-husband has 'secretly' dated TV star since last year

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 07/12/2023

- 10:50

The Queen is said to support her ex-husband's new relationship

Queen Camilla's ex-husband has "secretly" dated a TV star since last year, according to insiders.

Andrew Parker Bowles, 83, has found love with the former Weakest Link host, Anne Robinson, 79.

According to reports, the Queen fully supports her ex-husband's new relationship and is also good friends with Robinson.

A friend of the couple said: “They have judiciously avoided being photographed together as they both wanted to keep this quiet for as long as possible.

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“Annie proudly tells everyone she is the daughter of a market trader chicken-seller and is as far removed from a toff as could be — frankly it beats any storyline The Crown could possibly come up with.

“Annie and Andrew get on splendidly — she makes him laugh, a lot, and he is one of the few people to get away with poking fun at her."

The source also told The Sun: “She loves to joke she’s ‘new money’ — despite the fact she went to boarding school, her father got a double first and she holidayed for part of the summer at The Carlton in Cannes, when not working behind her mother’s stall.

“They were set up by a mutual friend.”

Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson is in a relationship with Andrew Parker Bowles


​The Weakest Link star lives in a sprawling 17th-century barn in The Cotswolds.

According to the close friend, Robinson often hosts dinner parties where Parker Bowles is her plus one.

They added: “Annie remains fiercely independent and while she has staff, who regularly whip up meals for the pair, she’s been impressed with Andrew’s own cooking skills.

“The Brigadier and the Queen of Mean does have a certain ring to it — but there’s no chance of them living together as she’s far too self-sufficient.”

Andrew Parker Bowles

Andrew Parker Bowles at the Coronation


Andrew Parker Bowles and Queen Camilla

Andrew Parker Bowles and Queen Camilla divorced in 1995


Their romance has been described as an "open secret" by friends.

Queen Camilla originally married Parker Bowles in 1973 and divorced in 1995.

The ex-couple have remained close, with the 83-year-old retired army officer even attending the Coronation in May.

They share two adult children and five grandchildren.

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