The classic Camilla moment we've all forgotten about, as she celebrates 72nd birthday

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Camilla has provided some amusing royal moments. [Photo: Getty]

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her 72nd birthday on July 17, while she and the Prince of Wales are on their three-day tour of the South West.

Camilla has quietly supported her husband Charles, 70, over the years, but she actually has a wry sense of humour.

While royal experts and photographers have spoken about the royal’s wit, a few of her funniest moments have been caught on camera.

During President Trump’s state visit to the UK in June, Camilla’s wink to the camera as she and Charles hosted Donald and Melania for tea at Clarence House, made her an Internet hero.

It prompted a flurry of memes and gifs on social media, while users rushed to decipher what the meaning behind Camilla’s gesture was.

Whatever way you look at it, it made everyone relate to her a little bit more.

That’s just one of many amusing moments we’ve seen from Camilla over the years.

Earlier this year, she recalled the moment when a taxi driver asked her what she thought of herself, not realising who was in the back of his cab.

Or that time the grinning duchess brandished a knife and waved it at her shocked husband during a tour of a winery in Australia in 2015.

Camilla reportedly told Charles ‘behave yourself’ which prompted a roar of laughter from their hosts and members of the press.

Camilla gives Charles a fright in Australia in 2015. [Photo: Getty]

For her annual Christmas lunch at Clarence House, the duchess thought it would be a good idea to borrow two of Santa’s reindeer...

She had a look on her face, which suggested that working with children and animals probably wasn’t the best idea, but it paid off.

But Camilla has always proven to be a big hit with kids, not least with her step-grandchildren.

Camilla and Prince Louis had a moment on the balcony. [Photo: PA]

The duchess had a moment with little Prince Louis on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at this year’s Trooping the Colour, where Camilla pulled some hilarious facial expressions.

And she’s always one to lighten the mood, particularly at dull engagements, when she can’t help her fits of laughter.

We wonder what Camilla said to make Meghan laugh... [Photo: Getty]

One of our favourite moments has to be when she enjoyed ice cream with actress Dame Judi Dench during a visit to the Isle of Wight last year.

Dame Judi Dench and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall enjoy an ice cream on the Isle of Wight. [Photo: Getty]


Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Cornwall!