Skip to main contentSkip to footer

All about Queen Camilla's children and grandchildren

Camilla had started a family before settling down with King Charles

Tom Parker Bowles, Queen Camilla and Laura Lopes watching horses race© Max Mumby/Indigo
Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Updated: June 11, 2024
Share this:

King Charles will no doubt be joined by members of his family for Trooping the Colour this week, and while Queen Camilla is unlikely to be joined by her children or grandchildren on the Buckingham Palace balcony, they still hold a special place in her heart.

Camilla shares her children Tom and Laura with her ex-husband, Andrew Parker-Bowles. The former couple were married from 1973 until 1995 and have remained on good terms since their divorce. Camilla is a very proud grandmother of five. Her son, Tom Parker Bowles, has Lola, 16, and Freddy, 14, and her daughter, Laura Lopes, has Eliza, 16, and 14-year-old twins, Louis and Gus.

WATCH: See the moment King Charles was crowned

Charles is also besotted with Camilla's grandchildren, and during the coronation last year, the Queen's three grandsons all appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony as Pages of Honour, a role that also went to the King's eldest grandson, Prince George.

Here's all you need to know about Camilla's two children and her five grandchildren...

Tom Parker Bowles

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Tom Parker Bowles attends Blood Cancer UK Carols By Candlelight 2022 at St John's, Notting Hill, on December 5, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)© Dave Benett
Camilla's son, Tom Parker Bowles

Camilla's oldest child Tom was born on 18 December 1974 in London. Tom works as a food writer and has written seven cookbooks, with restaurant reviews in the likes of GQ, Esquire and The Mail on Sunday. Although he's tried food across the world and judged in numerous TV food shows, his love of food stems from home.

"My father was often away with the army, or in London, but mum did a lot of the cooking. She never liked cakes, not baking. Meat. Fish. That's what she did", Tom revealed in 2012 to the Evening Standard. Famous for her roast chicken, Camilla's cooking skills and recipes inspired Tom to start writing about food.

Tom married fashion editor Sara Buys in 2005 at St Nicholas' Church in Oxfordshire; his cousin Ben Elliot was his best man. The wedding, which took place five months after Camilla's marriage to Charles, was attended by his mother and stepfather, as well as stepbrothers Princes William and Harry. While now divorced, Tom and Sara share two children: daughter Lola and son Frederick, also known as Freddy.

Laura Lopes

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23:  Laura Lopes attends afterparty for the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at Tate Modern on October 23, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)© Mike Marsland
Laura Lopes, Camilla's daughter

Laura was born on 1 January 1978 and after studying History of Art and Marketing at Oxford Brookes University, she spent three months as an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. After managing the Space Gallery in London, she co-founded Eleven, a fine art gallery in Belgravia in 2005. 

She married chartered accountant and model Harry Marcus George Lopes in 2006, with whom she has three children: daughter Eliza and twins Gus and Louis. Her husband is also the grandson of Massey Lopes, 2nd Baron Roborough, and is in line to one day inherit Gnaton Hall in Devon and Skelpick Estate in the Scottish Highlands.

Lola Parker Bowles

Tom Parker Bowles And Wife Sara With Their First Child Lola, Watch From The Crowds During The Trooping The Colour 2009. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)© Antony Jones
Tom and Sara with Lola when she was a baby

Born on 9 October 2007, Lola is the Queen's eldest grandchild. It's thought that Camilla made a sweet reference to eldest grandchild Lola during a 2022 interview with Vogue when she revealed: "I do Wordle every day with my granddaughter. She'll text me to say, 'I've done it in three', and I say, 'Sorry, I've done it in two today.' It's very satisfactory when it tells you how brilliant you are!"

Frederick Parker Bowles

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 06: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) King Charles III, Queen Camilla and Page of Honour Freddy Parker Bowles watch an RAF flypast, following the Coronation of King Charles III & Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on May 6, 2023 in London, England. The Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the other Commonwealth realms takes place at Westminster Abbey today. Charles acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022, upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)© Max Mumby/Indigo
Freddy at the Coronation

Born in February 2011, Freddy is Camilla's youngest grandchild, being born two months after his cousins, Gus and Louis. Freddy had a starring role at the coronation and was a page of honour alongside his cousins and Prince George.

Eliza Lopes

queen camilla eliza lopes© Photo: Getty Images

Royal watchers will be aware that Eliza, who was born on 16 January 2008, was given the honour of being a bridesmaid at Prince William and Princess Kate's wedding in 2011. She was seen being picked up by her step-grandfather, then-Prince Charles, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to see the huge crowds.

Gus and Louis Lopes

Gus and Louis appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace alongside their grandmother, the now Queen, at the coronation. Camilla spoke to The Daily Mail about the unexpected surprise of twins: "Obviously I am being called on for more and more babysitting duties but it's wonderful. Laura was rather thrown when she was told she was having twins but we have never had them in the family before and I for one can't wait."

gus louis lopes© Photo: Rex

In March, Camilla joked about Louis, calling him a "handful" during a visit to the Isle of Man. Meanwhile, Gus had to put on a brace face at the coronation as the youngster fractured his arm in a bike accident ahead of the big day.

Camilla's relationship with her grandchildren

King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the balcony of Buckingham Palace© Getty
King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

She has a very strong bond with the teens – who call her 'Gaga'. So too does her husband, who used to read them stories from the Harry Potter series and would even do impressions for their entertainment.

Of course, a great deal has changed since then with Camilla revealing in the same Vogue interview: "The girls are beginning to get into clothes and make-up and, you know, it's rather frightening when you see them, coming out with pierced ears and a lot of new make-up and funny-coloured hair and stuff."

Tom Parker Bowles standing with Queen Camilla and Laura Lopes© Dave Benett
The Queen is close with her children

The Queen also spoke about her regular communications with her grandchildren. "It’s very nice getting a text," she said. "We learn from very young people and they learn from us, too. That's the way it's always been."

And in an interview with Mail+ to celebrate her 75th birthday, the then-Duchess of Cornwall shared that her grandkids had introduced her to the group chatting app Houseparty, which allowed up to eight people to have a conversation.

Camilla also revealed that her younger relatives have shown her how to use TikTok.


Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

If you are reading this, the chances are you are obsessed with all things royalty – which is just as well because so are we! So obsessed, in fact, we’ve launched a club solely dedicated to covering them. So welcome to The HELLO! Royal Club. We would love you to join us there…

What is it?

Interactive community offering behind-the-scenes access, exclusive royal interviews, unmissable royal insights, and an illustrious royal Inner Circle.

Member benefits

  • Two weekly newsletters, one from Emily Nash
  • Video posts and audio notes from Emily Nash and the HELLO! Royal team
  • Access to our royal community and opportunity to interact with club writers and members
  • Participate in polls, comments and discussion threads
  • Royal-themed puzzles with a weekly prize to be won
  • Access to our Ask Me Anything sessions with our journalists
  • Invitations to in-person and virtual events
  • A subscription to the digital edition of HELLO! Magazine (Worth £82 annually)*
  • Future ‘Inner Circle’ benefits

By royal decree

You are royally invited to join The HELLO! Royal Club – and then to go forth and spread the word to your fellow royal fans. See you in the club!

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

More Royalty

See more