Queen Camilla's A-lister pals include an Oscar winner, renowned authors, and a drag queen

Queen Camilla's A-lister pals include a who's who of celebrity royalty and she's not the only queen among the well-known bunch

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends a dinner hosted by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands ahead of her abdication at Rijksmuseum on April 29, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Queen Camilla's A-lister pals prove that there's a lot more to her social life than being a working royal. She has these glam individuals' contact details it appears that they've got her back - as her high-profile besties have recently spoken out in support of the Queen Consort and the Royal Family.


Although she's become accustomed to rubbing shoulders with the noble elite, Queen Camilla's A-lister pals remain close to the hardworking royal. This was recently evidenced when her dear friend Dame Judi Dench penned an open letter dubbing The Crown season 5 an, "inaccurate and hurtful account of history." Their friendship is many years old and, sharing a love of all things literary, Dame Judi showed her support for the Queen Consort when she took part in Camilla's book project - The Reading Room. The bosom buddies even spent time on holiday together in the Isle of Wight, visiting Queen Victoria's former home of Osborne and royal fans were entranced by images of the pair enjoying ice creams on the beach together.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall enjoys an ice cream with Dame Judi Dench as she arrives at Queen Victoria's private beach, next to the monarch's holiday home, during her visit to the Isle of Wight on July 24, 2018 in Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

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Dame Judi isn't the only famous actor (with a Damehood) who's friendly with the Queen Consort, as Dame Joanna Lumley has not only spoken in support of the royal - but as someone who genuinely knows her and King Charles. Dame Joanna, best known and loved for her role as Patsy on Absolutely Fabulous, is even preempted other famous faces by speaking out against The Crown.

Speaking to the Mirror (opens in new tab) back in March 2022, she said, "Suddenly, the show began to get closer and closer and they had people acting as Prince Charles, as Camilla Parker Bowles, as Princess Anne. I know them all."

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Joanna Lumley during The Oldie Luncheon, in celebration of the Duchess's 75th Birthday, at National Liberal Club on July 12, 2022 in London, England.

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Explaining her concern that the fictional show is considered by some to be entirely based on fact, she asserted that she refused to watch the series. "I have some loyalty," she said, "as one would to anybody they know and like and are lucky enough to be friendly with."

Paul O'Grady, also known as Lily Savage, is an iconic British drag queen and TV personality. He and the Queen Consort share one thing in common - a passion for all things canine. 

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, patron of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Battersea Ambassador Paul O’Grady on a brief woodland walk with a rescue dog which is yet to be re-homed, during her visit to Battersea Brand Hatch Centre on February 2, 2022 in Ash, England.

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Among his many beloved pets, Paul has a Jack Russell, which is King Charles and Camilla's favorite dog breed. Paul and Camilla became the firmest of friends via Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, a London-based animal shelter that they both publicly support.

Following an event where they both made an appearance at, Paul took to his Instagram account to describe Camilla as, "A lovely lady who’s passionate about dogs."

Aoife Hanna
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Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.

She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

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