Queen Camilla once broke her leg after falling into a hole: Inside her alarming health issues

We are so glad Queen Consort Camilla is so devoted to this cause which is close to her heart.

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One of the many scandals related to the British royals is the affair between then-prince Charles and his now-current wife Camilla.

At the time the country and the entire world learned of their affair they were both married to other people.

The wide public condemned their affair, as they believed it was Camilla who was to be blamed for the failed marriage between the heir to the throne and Lady Di, the princess who captured millions of hearts, not only of Britons but people from all over the world.

Speaking of the troubles in her marriage and the reasons for its failure, Diana told Martin Bashir during a televised interview, “Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”

The love between Charles and Camilla, which started before he even met Diana, is a genuine one, and that is apparent.

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Royal author Penny Junior claimed that Charles was aware he wasn’t in love with his future wife Diana, but it was already too late for him to call off the wedding.

“Charles was not convinced he was doing the right thing in marrying Diana but there was no way out and, bolstered by the hope that things would be different once they were married, he put a brave face on it,” she wrote, as reported by the Mirror.

What’s most, Camilla and Diana knew each other and got along, but then things changed.

“I met [Camilla] very early on. I was introduced to the circle, but I was a threat, I was a very young girl, but I was a threat,” Diana explained in the book Diana: In Her Own Words.

Fast forward to this very day, Charles is the King of Britain and Camilla is Queen.

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Over the years, the people of Britain learned to love Camilla and her reputation has been growing. The two are now the head of the country and are still happily married but there was a time when Camilla was afraid to leave her home because she was afraid of the backlash of the public following the revelation of her affair.

Speaking to OK Magazine, royal expert Angela Levin, author of the 2022 book Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: A Royal Survivor, revealed that Camilla had to endure “torrents” of mistreatment from the public as the affair was revealed. She didn’t even go to stores but had her friends running her errands for her.

“It was very difficult for her, as she was portrayed as the most wicked woman in the world. She was constantly called nasty names like ‘rottweiler,’ and it must have come as a huge shock that people were so vile about her,” Levin said.

Considering her age, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Camilla is experiencing health issues.

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For years, she has been raising awareness about osteoporosis.

Mayo Clinic defines osteoporosis as a “condition that causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture.”

Unfortunately, this condition affects around 3 million people in UK only.

Queen Consort Camilla knows best what it is like to be around someone who has osteoporosis and how that affects the quality of life.

Her mother died of the disease in 1994 at 71, and it also claimed the life of her grandmother in 1986.

This is the reason why Camilla is now a Royal Osteoporosis Society ambassador. She is doing all in her power to raise awareness of the condition and speaks openly of her mother’s struggles with it.

In a 2021 interview with Gloria Hunniford for the BBC to commemorate World Osteoporosis Day, the Queen Consort Camilla recalled some of the most moving memories of her mother’s battle with osteoporosis.

She shared that one time, her mother stumbled upon an old friend who hugged her tight and that made one of her ribs break. “I believe my mother visited almost everyone you could think of, and they all apologized for her age by saying, ‘Sorry, you’re old.’” We just watched her shrivel up in front of us.”

Her mother’s condition affected the entire family.

“Because we were unaware of the situation, we wondered at one point, ‘Well, is she making a big deal out of all of this?’

“Sometimes when she moved, or you touched her, she genuinely screamed,” Camilla explained and added, “It was terrible.”

Camilla believes that getting educated of the condition is crucial for prevention.

“I believe we all believe we are immortal when we are young, but I would prefer to see more young people educated.

“I’d like to see more young people understand it rather than simply thinking, ‘Poor old bats, that’s what will happen to us when we get old,’ you know.”

Further, she said, “I believe my daughter’s generation is receptive.

“But, you know, they’re turning into teenagers. I’d show photos of my mother before and after she was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I’d make them look at pictures and tell them, ‘Look, that’s what’s going to happen to you if you don’t care.’”

In 2017, Camilla spoke about her workout routine during a Singapore visit.

“It’s very good for you yoga, isn’t it? It’s very good for you as you get older, it makes you less stiff – good for your muscles,” she said. “It makes you much more supple. I think it’s very important as you get older to take exercise and stretch. I do a bit of yoga. A bit of yoga and a bit of Pilates.”

In 2012, Camilla was forced to cancel several royal engagements due to sinusitis. “The Duchess of Cornwall has developed sinusitis and a severe middle ear infection over the last few days, which means she will not be able to carry out her engagements in London this evening and tomorrow,” a spokesperson said.

In 2007, she had a hysterectomy, but what she had to endure in 2010 is likely one of the most serious injuries she has ever suffered.

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In April 2010, Camilla suffered a fractured leg while walking near Balmoral and had to be hospitalized in Aberdeen. According The Guardian, the incident occurred when the then-duchess “took a tumble.”

“She was walking in slippery conditions in Scotland, and took a tumble and hurt her leg,” Camilla’s official spokesperson said.

“Today, following doctor’s advice, Her Royal Highness had an x-ray which showed a twisted fracture of the fibula. Consequently, Her Royal Highness is wearing a plaster cast and will be for six weeks. She has been advised not to put weight on her leg. Her Royal Highness has every intention of carrying out all planned engagements.”

Writer Bob Colacello wrote a piece in Vanity Fair, in which he revealed that Camilla had been rescued by two women alone on the trail.

“When … asked her about breaking a leg in Scotland last fall, [Camilla] explained that she had fallen in a hole while walking the moors and was rescued by two very nice ladies.”

Reportedly, Camilla said, “They were so kind. They took me to a hospital and stayed with me the whole time — and not one word to the press! I was so grateful I sent each of them a case of champagne.”

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Just before the Queen’s funeral, it was reported by people close to the family that Camilla broke her toe during the Scotland, Wale, and Northern Ireland UK tour.

“She is in quite a lot of pain but she is just getting on with it. It is unfortunate timing to say the least but she’s been an absolute trouper,” a source told The Telegraph.

After learning this, people were impressed with Camilla’s strength to continue standing for a very long period of time.

We are glad Queen Consort Camilla is so devoted to the cause of raising awareness of osteoporosis which is close to her heart.

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