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CAMILLA MOVES IN WITH CHARLES; Wife in all but name.


CAMILLA Parker Bowles will move into Clarence House in order to live with Prince Charles as man and wife in all but name.

She will take her own suite of rooms - including a shared bedroom - when Charles, William and Harry make the palace their official London residence.

She has visited her new home to inspect the interior design and suggest a new mood for her living quarters.

A royal source said last night: "Camilla has been consulted on details such as furniture, carpets and colour schemes and has also toured the rest of the building."

The move will be seen as a further declaration of intent by the couple to get married, despite the constitutional problems that could cause.

Both attended the Golden Jubilee Prom concert at Buckingham Palace last night, with Camilla just one row behind Charles and the Queen in the royal box.

The event, which drew a crowd of 12,000, marked the first occasion in which Charles' companion has been pictured beside his mother since their relationship became public.

Camilla, dressed in pink, sat between Princess Alexandra and Sir Michael Peat, the Queen's treasurer.

She curtseyed to the Queen, who was last to take her seat in the Royal Box.

There has been increasing speculation that Charles would take his second wife once the Jubilee celebrations were out of the way.

A private ceremony at the local registry office in Chelsea has been mooted as an alternative to a grand state occasion. Moving Camilla into Clarence House could not be done without the permission of the Queen, who regards formalising the relationship between the heir to the throne and his lover as the last great task of her reign.

If the Queen were to die with the couple still unwed, there would be a danger of Charles' accession being marred by gossip about his sleeping arrangements with his companion.

Meanwhile, it emerged last night that Princess Anne is the hardest-working Royal.

According to figures released by Buckingham Palace, her brother, Prince Edward - who gets pounds 359,000 a year - is the third highest paid Royal after the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, despite him doing fewer engagements than anyone.

The Princess Royal, with 500 official appearances in 2001, did more work than the Queen, with 392 engagements and the Duke of Edinburgh with 350. Prince Edward carried out just 112.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 2, 2002
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