Duchess Camilla celebrated her 72nd birthday with a terrible cake & no liquor

The Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Devon & Cornwall - Day 3

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated her 72nd birthday yesterday. Think about that for a moment. Prince Charles, the crown prince, is 70 years old (71 in November) and his wife is now 72 years old. And Queen Elizabeth II is still hanging on. When will Charles ever be king? Five years from now? Later? What’s interesting is that Charles seems to have stopped worrying about it, and I don’t think Camilla ever worried about it. Camilla just chills out and enjoys her life and sips her booze and hangs out with donkeys.

Yes, donkeys were involved in Camilla’s birthday festivities, because… why not? Charles and Camilla were actually on a three-day-tour of Devon and Cornwall this week, and yesterday they attended the National Parks Big Picnic in Simonsbath. The picnic involved Camilla posing with donkeys, petting horses, staring at cakes and getting a cute hug from her husband. I imagine Camilla’s inner monologue being quite Bridget Jones-esque though – all she really wanted for her birthday was a big bottle of wine and for her friends to take her out to dinner. No one at the picnic even greeted Camilla with a shot of rum! WHAT KIND OF BIRTHDAY IS THIS.

I can see Camilla also questioning her life choices when she was presented with a birthday cake made locally. I mean… maybe it was a local specialty. Maybe the baker(s) worked really hard on it. Maybe I just have a very “American” way of looking at cake. But that cake does not look good. And it takes Charles and Camilla to cut into the cake!! Which means it’s also hard as a f–king rock, GROSS.

The Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Devon & Cornwall - Day 3

The Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall Visit Devon & Cornwall - Day 3

Royal visit to Devon

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. TheHufflepuffLizLemon says:

    I’m hoping that this was just a symbolic representation of the terrain of Cornwall and that it actually tasted ok. Or that she got a nice, yummy cake that evening with her after dinner cocktail.

    • TheBees says:

      I hope it taste better than it looks cause it looks like a pile of poo with toys on it! I’m just sayin.

    • notasugarhere says:

      She was presented a prettier one last year, carrot cake, in the Scilly Isles.

    • Eyfalia says:

      It was so funny when she was unsure how to cut this cake and Charles suggested with his hand that she should chop the top off. 😀

  2. minx says:

    The color alone would put me off that cake.

  3. BayTampaBay says:

    Chuck & Cammie are just too cool for words.

    It is wonderful to see hard working Royals enjoying their job.

  4. caitlinsmom says:

    Camilla always looks like she’s having fun!

  5. Kiki says:

    Well after seeing that cake on display, I would be asking for more liquor.

  6. Seraphina says:

    She’s grown on me. I idolized Diana so for me to say Cams has grown on me is massive.

  7. Wildlotus says:

    I actually really like them together and think Camilla seems so interesting.

  8. Robinda says:

    I worry about her a little. There have been a few events lately where she has looked shaky, some odd moments on the balcony at the Trooping. She just looks less robust than normal and Charles is suddenly into public displays of attention. I hope she’s alright.

  9. Flying Fish says:

    Charles and Camilla really do enjoy there time together. That makes me happy for them.

  10. Lisa says:

    That cake is a mess.

  11. Becks1 says:

    the hug Charles gave her is really cute. He just looks so tickled by the whole thing.

    The cake – may be good? The color is a little off putting though.

  12. adastraperaspera says:

    I get a kick out of Tracey Ullman’s impersonations of Camilla.

  13. LadyT says:

    That’s a cake to look at and admire the artistic skills of the baker. I much prefer to eat my cake.

  14. ME says:

    You can have fun without drinking ! Why do people act like it’s a “boring” party if alcohol is not involved?

    • elimaeby says:

      You can certainly have fun without drinking, but given Camilla’s fondness for the sauce, at least a little champagne or her beloved red wine would have been a nice gesture.

  15. Marjorie says:

    The donkeys though!

  16. LondonLozza says:

    When they came to visit back in May, my friends little girl presented Camilla with a bouquet turned round and said : Mummy her hands are SO SOFT!

    I imagine they have a blast where ever they go, and that she always has a hip flask to hand 🙂

    • elimaeby says:

      This was my first thought, too. I once read that the Queen Mum usually traveled with a small bottle of gin or two in her hatbox in case she should need it. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Camilla does the same. She seems like a good time and a half.

  17. Jb says:

    Sorry not sorry but I don’t give a crap if you can craft a cake that looks exactly like me, a dog, a building, Mount Rushmore, etc. I just need to know this cake taste good and is worth the calories and sugar high?! Seriously I’m tired of those stupid videos showing how artistic these cake makers are and all the stuff they layer on the poor cakes and it’s like cool story bro but can I eat this and enjoy?! Nothing beats my moms homemade box cakes…fight me.

    • Snert says:

      Good Lord, I think I’m equally in love with cake and now you! You’re brilliantly passionate about your cake. Marry me! Oops, sorry, forgot I already am…

  18. agnes says:

    Forget the cake! She met donkeys! #BirthdayGoals

  19. Tiffany says:

    As someone who loves a good cake more than life itself, I never could get into the designer ones. The fondant that they have to use to keep the cakes together is too much and really does have an effect.

    Of course they are struggling to cut it, it’s hard.

  20. Suzanne says:

    Camilla has really grown on me. She always seems fun and relaxed—kids are raised, big marriage drama is behind her, and she’s in a season of life when you really should seize the day and enjoy the donkeys and ugly cakes.

  21. Lainey F. says:

    I hope Cammy had a flask full of gin attached to her garter. The cake is certainly … something. I do wish the Queen would pass the scepter. Maybe she’s holding on as long as she can for Pervy Prince Andrew so Charles can’t banish him.

  22. Fluffy Princess says:

    Happy Birthday Camilla! I hope Charles had something special for her!

    Like maybe he dug around in the vaults, and pulled out some new shiny bling for her. I love that she’ll wear the big stuff and be so blase about it. Lucky!!

  23. Sue Denim says:

    I don’t know why but my heart so goes out to the person/people who made the cake. You can just see how much care and time and effort and prob even expense went into it, and then I imagine either the pride – like wow, these hands made this, the royals will be so pleased. Or, the sudden horror, the recognition of…oh dear, what have I done… and then Camilla and Charles having to pretend, oh goodie! I just love the whole awkwardness of it all, made my day, Thanks 🙂

  24. Liz Simpson says:

    How I loved his arm around here, so typically unroyal a gesture but full of love and warmth! Bless him! And she’s such a lovely woman who genuinely seems to enjoy meeting all these people.