“It’s not easy sometimes, but we do always try to have a point in the day when we meet. Sometimes it’s like ships passing in the night, but we always sit down together and have a cup of tea and discuss the day,” she told British Vogue on the occasion of her 75th birthday.
She went on to say that “it’s lovely to catch up” when she and Prince Charles “have a bit of time.”
“You know when we go away, the nicest thing is that we actually sit and read our books in different corners of the same room. It’s very relaxing because you know you don’t have to make conversation,” she told the outlet. “You just sit and be together.”
The couple met at a polo match in 1970 and became friends. Prince Charles tied the knot with Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1981. Six years later, according to his authorized biography, he began an affair with Camilla.
Camilla and her then-husband Andrew Parker-Bowles announced their divorce in 1995 and the following year, Charles and Diana got divorced.
During the interview, Camilla spoke about the level of media scrutiny on her family in the 1990s.
“I was scrutinized for such a long time that you just have to find a way to live with it. Nobody likes to be looked at all the time and, you know, criticized…”
“But I think in the end, I sort of rise above it and get on with it. You’ve got to get on with life,” she told the outlet.