She might have been given all manner of titles since her marriage to Prince Charles, but perhaps the one the Duchess of Cornwall most cherishes is that of 'grandmother', a title she received on Tuesday night. Camilla's son Tom Parker Bowles, a food writer, and his wife Sara Buys, a fashion journalist for a glossy magazine, welcomed a baby girl just after 5pm at Queen Charlotte's Hospital in west London.
The couple have picked out the name Lola - popular with celebrity parents such as Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen - for their daughter. "The Duchess is absolutely thrilled," said a Clarence House spokeswoman. Tom, 32, had previously revealed his mother's excitement at becoming a granny, saying, "Mummy is absolutely over the moon at the prospect".
Little Lola Parker Bowles, who has the future king of England as her step-grandfather, will soon be joined by another new arrival as Camilla's daughter, Laura Lopes, is set to give birth in January next year