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Camilla 'backs ex Andrew Parker Bowles' new relationship with Anne Robinson and even jokes about double dates'
8 December 2023, 05:37 | Updated: 9 December 2023, 08:16
Queen Camilla has given her support to Anne Robinson's new relationship with her ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles - and even joked about going on a double date with King Charles.
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She has known for a number of weeks that the former Weakest Link host, 79, and her brigadier ex husband, 83, have been dating.
Camilla, who divorced Mr Parker Bowles in 1995 and has two children with him, is also said to back the relationship.
"Camilla and Charles have very much enjoyed the coverage of this story — they think it's hilarious," a source told The Sun.
"Camilla is very supportive about the whole thing and found out a few weeks ago. They've been joking about going on a double date.
"After all, Anne is a strong, lively, opinionated woman. If anyone can crack royal circles, it's her."
A spokesman for Camilla declined to comment.
It emerged on Thursday that Ms Robinson, most famous for her "you are the weakest link - goodbye" catchphrase from the game show, had been dating Mr Parker Bowles for about a year.
Both have tried to avoid the cameras to keep the romance under wraps, though it was an open secret in rural aristocratic circles.
They are said to get on "splendidly".
Mr Parker Bowles was married to Camilla from 1973, following a relationship with Princess Anne. He later married Rosemary Pitman, who died with cancer in 2010.
Ms Robinson, meanwhile, was with journalist Charlie Wilson until their divorce in 1973.
The presenter had to hand over £20m in their settlement.
She has been open about dating before, even revealing she had briefly signed up to Tinder - though she is unlikely to have found her distinguished new partner on the app.
The famously harsh host responded when she was asked about the relationship: "It's none of your business."