For parents, the lockdown feels like a lifetime. The same goes for grandparents, who haven’t been able to see many of their loved ones due to social distancing guidelines. In light of loosening restrictions, Camilla Parker Bowles was finally able to see her grandchildren, and her reaction will make every proud grandma say, “Same.”
Earlier today, the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, revealed that she saw her grandchildren for the first time since she and her husband, Prince Charles, started self-isolating at Balmoral Castle. During a recent interview, Bowles confessed that while it wasn’t like old times, she’ll take what she can get.
“First time last weekend. Not hug them—but see them. It was a great treat,” she told ITV, according to Hello! magazine.
Bowles didn’t specify which grandchildren she’s referring to, since there are nine in total. This includes Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three children, Prince George (6), Princess Charlotte (4) and Prince Louis (2).
Her son, Tom, also has two kids—Lola (12) and Freddy (10)—while her daughter, Laura Lopes, has three of her own—Eliza (12) and 10-year-old twins, Gus and Louis.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is also one of Bowles’s grandchildren, though he’s currently living in Los Angeles with his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. While we highly doubt Archie was included in the much-needed family reunion, we wouldn’t be surprised if he’s been staying in touch with the royal family via Zoom.
Today marked Bowles’s first public engagement since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The Duchess of Cornwall spent the morning visiting Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, where she chatted with healthcare workers who have been on the frontlines.
BRB, sending a virtual hug to our entire family.