Why Queen Camilla will have to snatch her Valentine’s Day moments with King Charles when she can this year

Queen Camilla’s Valentine’s Day moments with King Charles might be briefer than usual this year thanks to her busy solo schedule…

Queen Camilla's Valentine's Day moments with King Charles 2023 explained. Seen here looking at each other as they reopen the newly-renovated Edwardian community hall The Strand Hall
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Queen Camilla’s Valentine’s Day moments with King Charles might have to be snatched where they can this year after a recent announcement.  

  • The Queen Consort’s schedule for the coming days has reportedly been confirmed and it’s said to include solo engagements on Valentine’s Day. 
  • It seems that she and King Charles will be apart for most of the day though she’s previously explained how they make ensure they make time for each other. 
  • This royal news comes as we revealed why King Charles won't sit on the Queen's throne at his coronation.  

Queen Camilla and King Charles will celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary in April 2023, but sadly the royal couple won’t have much time together to enjoy any special Valentine’s Day date ideas they might want to do this year. It’s been reported that for most of Valentine’s Day 2023 - their first since becoming King and Queen Consort - they will actually be hundreds of miles apart.

According to Hello! it’s been announced that Queen Camilla will be spending the holiday stepping out solo in the West Midlands. Here she’s set to undertake multiple engagements which focus on passions especially close to her heart. 

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with Elaine Paige and Angela Rippon as she visits the Royal Academy of Dance

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The senior royal has been Vice Patron of the Royal Dance Academy since 2020 and Queen Camilla’s Ballerina brooch has wowed us whenever she’s opted for this stunning jewelry piece. So it’s perhaps very fitting that she will be spending Valentine’s Day visiting Elmhurst Ballet School in Edgbaston, Birmingham. 

The Queen will be helping the school mark their 100th anniversary and will be joined by staff members, students and alumni for the big day. Following this, Queen Camilla will also apparently be visiting the Southwater Library in Telford. 

As a known book-worm, the Queen will likely enjoy her time at the library where she’s set to express her gratitude to representatives from local volunteer and outreach groups and members of staff, for all they’ve done for their community. 

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during their visit to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary

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Sadly, though, Queen Camilla’s Valentine’s Day moments with King Charles look to be few and far between since he’s not been announced as joining her. However, this doesn’t mean that His Majesty and the Queen Consort won’t get to enjoy any quality time together on Valentine’s Day. They could of course have something special planned for when they reunite at Clarence House at the end of the day. 

Her desire to ensure that they at least get the chance to discuss their respective days is something she previously got candid to British Vogue about in June last year. 

Asked how she makes time for her marriage amid a hectic schedule (that’s only got more so since becoming Queen), she replied, “It’s not easy sometimes, but we do always try to have a point in the day when we meet.”

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall smile as they visit local shops and businesses

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Explaining that it’s sometimes like “ships passing in the night”, she confirmed that they “always sit down together and have a cup of tea and discuss the day” after a long day of work, adding that they “have a moment”.  

“It’s lovely to catch up when we have a bit of time. You know when we go away, the nicest thing is that we actually sit and read our books in different corners of the same room. It’s very relaxing because you know you don’t have to make conversation. You just sit and be together,” Queen Camilla declared.

Emma Shacklock

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