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King Charles and Queen Camilla's most loved-up moments in 14 sweet photos

See the monarch's sweetest PDA moments with his wife

Charles and Camilla's rare PDA moments
Nichola Murphy
Deputy Lifestyle Editor
Updated: 9 April 2024
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In honour of King Charles and Queen Camilla's 19th wedding anniversary, we're looking back at their sweetest moments together in public.

Like the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the current King and Queen are not ones for PDAs, but there have been some touching photographs of the couple over the years.

From hand-holding to kisses at the polo, Charles and Camilla have shown their deep affection for one another.

The Queen's sister Annabel Elliot described Camilla as Charles' "rock" in a special BBC documentary showing behind-the-scenes life in the run-up to the coronation last year.

Now look at the photographs that show the King and Queen's rare tactile side…

Charles and Camilla embracing at the National Osteoporosis Society anniversary event at Somerset House in 2001© Getty

Their first PDA

After confessing to an affair during his marriage with Princess Diana, Charles kept his relationship with Camilla largely private for years. One of the first times we saw the couple showing affection was in 2001 when Camilla – who was a patron of the National Osteoporosis Society – welcomed Charles to an event at Somerset House with a kiss on the cheek.  

Charles wore his beloved signet ring on his wedding day© Getty Images

Wedding day

They may have avoided the traditional wedding day kiss, but the newlywed royal couple still looked cosy linking arms as they emerged from their civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall in 2005

Charles and Camilla kiss at the polo© Getty

A kiss for her Prince

However, they were spotted sharing a celebratory kiss later that year after then Prince Charles won a polo match at Cirencester.

Charles puts his arm around Camilla on her birthday© Getty

Birthday girl

Charles put a protective arm around a smiling Camilla as he sang happy birthday to her at the National Parks Big Picnic celebration in 2019.  

Charles and Camilla hold hands as they make imprints of their feet for a cast© Getty

Hang on tight

Some may say Charles and Camilla were clinging onto one another for balance while making imprints of their feet at St Michael's Mount, but we like to think it was also a show of solidarity.

King Charles helps Camilla with her face mask© Getty

An attentive husband

Affection comes in many forms, as Charles proved when he thoughtfully helped his wife fasten her protective face mask at Royal Ascot in 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Charles holds Camilla's hand as they disembark HMS Illustrious© Getty

A royal gent

The former Prince looked unaware of the cameras as he helped Camilla disembark HMS Illustrious in Portsmouth back in 2014.

Charles and Camilla giggle as they play bowls together© Getty

A right royal giggle

Charles placed a hand on Camilla's back as they shared a giggle while she played bowls during a visit to Bromham in 2007.

Charles and Camilla walk through botanical gardens in Rio De Janeiro© Getty

A romantic walk

It looks as though Charles automatically reached out for his wife's hand as they enjoyed a walk through the Botanical Gardens in Rio De Janeiro in 2009.

Charles and Camilla laugh as they lose their footing during a walkabout in Cornwall© Getty

Always laughing together

The royals were the picture of wedded bliss the month after they got married. They couldn't contain their smiles as they clung onto one another after losing their footing during a walkabout on the island of St Mary's in the Scilly Isles in 2005.

Charles links arms with Doria Ragland and Camilla© Getty

Harry and Meghan's wedding

The King was a perfect gentleman as he carried out his duties at his son Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018, offering his arm to not only Camilla but also Meghan's mother Doria Ragland.

King Charles supports Queen Camilla as they view floral tributes for Queen Elizabeth II outside Buckingham Palace© Getty

Supporting each other

Supporting one another during the tough aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II's death, King Charles put a loving arm on the Queen's back as they viewed floral tributes outside Buckingham Palace.

King Charles III helps Queen Camilla disembark after a reception on the flight deck of Royal Navy type 23 frigate, HMS Iron Duk© Getty

A helping hand

On their state visit to France in 2023, the King very sweetly helped his wife disembark from HMS Iron Duke. 

Charles places hand on Camilla's back as they board HMS Iron Duke© Getty

Counting on each other

And when Charles and Camilla returned to the ship, this subtle PDA was captured by cameras. 


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