King Charles and Camilla are set for a bittersweet 18th wedding anniversary for this sad reason

King Charles and Queen Camilla's wedding anniversary will be tinged with bittersweet emotions

King Charles Camilla bittersweet wedding anniversary
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King Charles and Camila Queen Consort are expected to have a bittersweet 18th wedding anniversary for this sad reason.

King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort are expected to have bittersweet 18th wedding anniversary celebrations this weekend as the date is also tainted with the second year anniversary of the death of Prince Philip.

The monarch, who will be officially crowned King at his coronation in May, married Camilla back in 2005 in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall, on April 9th.

But as the couple prepare to celebrate 18 years of married life, the date is surrounded by heartache as it is also the day King Charles' father Prince Philip died, aged 99in 2021. 

Neither Prince Philip or the Queen attended their wedding as Queen Elizabeth chose not to go because of her role as head of the Church of England, which discourages divorce, however they held a reception at Windsor Castle later that day. 

King Charles and Camilla with Queen and Prince Philip

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King Charles has previously spoken of how much he misses his father.

Speaking outside his High Grove home, he said, "As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously. My dear papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time."

Prince Philip and the Queen were married for 73 years up until his death on 9th April 2021.

King Charles and Camilla have just finished their first state visit to Germany and the new King and Queen Consort, having spent three days there.

A tour which King Charles was able to show his rare skill of being able to speak the German language.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)