Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's, 'heavy night of partying' revealed

The Duchess of Cornwall is said to have been 'torn apart' for her partying ways

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall decorates the Clarence House Christmas Tree virtually with children from Helen & Douglas House Hospice,
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is claimed to have encountered 'heavy night of partying' - but it caused her to lose her job.

According to royal expert Penny Junor, the future Princess consort was let go from her job after just one week following a late-night partying session.

The revelation comes after the Duchess is fighting back at trolls with an online project.  

Speaking to Channel 5 documentary Before They Were Royal, Royal Family expert Penny Junor said, "She didn't last a week. One morning she overslept after a very long party and I think she was probably rather hungover."

At the time, Camilla, known as Camilla Shand had moved to London from her family home in East Sussex aged just 18. 

In the middle of the swinging '60s, she was said to have let her hair down whilst working for the designing and decorating company Colefax and Fowler.

Ms Junor recalled, "And she arrived late, saying, 'I'm terribly sorry.' And the boss at Colefax and Fowler, who was a demon anyway, just absolutely tore her apart and sent her packing.

"And that was the end of her working career," she added.

Before this role, the Duchess worked several jobs as a secretary for various companies in the West End and it was during her early London years that she met her first husband Andrew Parker-Bowles.

The pair married in 1973 and they went on to have two children, son Tom, 46, and daughter Laura, 43, together and was introduced in the highest echelons of London society.

These days Duchess Camilla, who is married to Prince Charles, is known for her charitable work. She is Patron of a number of literacy charities, including the National Literacy Trust, Book Trust, First Story, the Wicked Young Writer's Awards, and Beanstalk. Her Royal Highness has been an Honorary Judge for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words creative writing competition since 2016.

And her childhood hobby is revealed as she prepared to launch a new project.

Camilla looks stunning in new portrait released to mark a new book club project called The Duchess of Cornwall's Reading Room on Instagram.

She met Charles before she married Andrew and is said to have used her royal connection to "break the ice".

Vanity Fair's royal editor Katie Nicholl, said, "Camilla is reported to have broken the ice when she met Charles by almost boasting that her great-grandmother, Alice Keppel, had had an affair with another heir apparent, King Edward VII. So she was aware of that royal connection."

Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She has covered all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand.