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Charles and Camilla mark 10th wedding anniversary

By Laura Elston

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, marking a decade since Camilla became an HRH.

Charles and Camilla married in a civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall on April 9, 2005 after a relationship which spanned nearly 35 years.

The Prince and the Duchess are spending their tin wedding anniversary privately at Birkhall - their favourite retreat on the Balmoral estate in Scotland where they honeymooned and spent their first wedding anniversary. The couple usually head to the Royal Deeside home for their Easter break and pass the time fishing or painting, and walking in nearby Ballochbuie woods.

Following requests a picture has been made available by Clarence House showing the royal couple relaxing at Birkhall. It was taken earlier this year.

It shows the couple in their garden wrapped up against the elements.

Camilla Parker Bowles became a signed up member of royal family as she said her vows, emerging with a wedding band of Welsh gold on her finger, a future king and husband on her arm and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall as her title.

In the 1990s, she was dubbed a marriage wrecker and the "other woman" - held responsible for the breakdown of Charles's relationship to Diana, Princess of Wales. It was not until eight years after Diana's death that Charles and Camilla married.

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