Why Was Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Fired from Her First Job? (Hint: It's Something Everyone Has Done Once!)
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall lost her job after coming in late after a night out, according to a new memoir
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall may be known for diligently going about her royal duties, but when she was younger, partying got her into a bit of trouble — even costing her a job!
When she was a debutante, establishing herself in London society in the 1960s, one of Camilla’s first serious jobs was as an assistant at an interior design company, Colefax and Fowler.
“There were a lot of debutantes working for us, even Camilla,” Imogen Taylor, who had been there since 1949, told The Sunday Times. “She worked for us for a moment but got the sack.”
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Taylor, 90, recounted the previously-unknown story as she promoted her memoir On The Fringe: A Life in Decorating.
The book puts the blame for Camilla’s departure at the hands of her then boss, Tom Parr. “The Duchess of Cornwall was one assistant who fell victim to one of [Parr’s] tantrums,” Taylor said. “I think she came in late having been to a dance.”