Camilla Parker Bowles Gets Candid About Her Mother's Experience with Osteoporosis in New Interview Clip

Attention royal followers: it looks like we've got another major interview on the horizon.

Camilla Parker Bowles recently took part in an interview with BBC Morning Live, where she got super candid about her mother's experience with osteoporosis. Although the full interview won't premiere until tomorrow morning (October 25), a clip was posted to the Instagram account that Parker Bowles shares with her husband, Prince Charles.

In the video, the Duchess of Cornwall discusses the importance of raising awareness around osteoporosis and its effects, saying, “My mother I think went to see everybody you could possibly think of and they all said the same thing: ‘Sorry, you're old.’ And we just watched her shrinking before our eyes.”

When interviewer Gloria Hunniford asked what it was like to witness that pain, the duchess said, “It was terrible because we didn't know anything about it, so at some point we thought: ‘Well, is she making a great fuss about all this?’” But they soon learned the severity of the situation, with Parker Bowles explaining that “Occasionally when she moved or you touched her, she literally screamed and I remember when a friend of hers came in one day just to give her a hug, her rib broke. It was as bad as that.”

While her mother passed away in ’94, the Duchess of Cornwall has kept the matter close to her heart. She joined the National Osteoporosis Society (later renamed the Royal Osteoporosis Society) soon after her mother's death and eventually became the President of the organization in 2001. Parker Bowles still holds that title to this day and she continues to raise awareness and provide funding for more research into the condition.

Last year, on World Osteoporosis Day, the duchess released a video message where she said, “We know it is vital to eat the right food, to take regular and weight-bearing exercise and, so importantly, to educate young people as to how to look after their bone health. We can therefore mark this World Osteoporosis Day with hope and confidence that, together, we will be able to bring an end to this ‘silent’ disease that has brought such misery and pain to millions of people across the globe.”

The full interview can be seen on Monday, October 25 at 9:15 a.m. on BBC One.

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