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Andrew Parker Bowles's Biography

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Colonel Andrew Henry Parker Bowles was born on 27 December 1939.

Andrew Parker Bowles was educated at Ampleforth and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. In 1973 he married Camilla Rosemary Shand. They have two children, Tom and Laura.

Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles divorced in 1995, and he married Virginia Pitman just a year later. Camilla was later to marry Prince Charles.

Amongst the positions Parker Bowles has held have been ADC to Lord Soames, when he was Governor-General of Southern Rhodesia; and Colonel Commanding the Household Cavalry and Silver Stick in Waiting to the Queen.

In 1986 Parker Bowles sold Bolehyde Manor. It was in the garden of Bolehyde that Prince Charles is purported to have proposed marriage to Lady Diana Spencer.

Andrew Parker Bowles's grandfather was the multi-millionaire racehorse owner Sir Humphrey de Trafford.

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