The Duchess of Cornwall is an obsessive word game.
Camille made the confession in an interview marking her upcoming 75th birthday, revealing that she compares her scores in an online word guessing game with her granddaughter via text messages every day.
She told British Vogue: “She’ll text me to say, ‘I did it in three.’ And I say: “Sorry, today I did it in two.”
“It’s very nice when he tells you how brilliant you are.”
Camilla, who is due to turn 75 on July 17, said she loves getting messages from her five grandchildren, all of whom are between 12 and 14 years old.
She added, “It’s very nice to receive the message. We learn from very young people and they also learn from us. It’s always been that way.”
The Duchess also revealed that her grandchildren tried unsuccessfully to convince her to get her ears pierced.
She described watching her granddaughters “start getting dressed and putting on makeup” as “pretty scary,” adding, “You see them coming out with pierced ears, lots of new makeup, fun hair color and stuff.”
While preparing for a photo shoot for Vogue, the magazine’s team asked her to wear an outfit to match with wisteria in the garden of Clarence House.
The idea was immediately dismissed by the Duchess, who called the color “menopausal mauve”.
Instead, she opted for a Bruce Oldfield Couture evening gown from her own wardrobe, saying on set, “I had (pressed) nails, but I lost them yesterday while gardening.”
She also revealed how she, she and her husband, the 73-year-old Duke of Cornwall, are trying to find time for each other.
Camilla added about her relationship with Prince Charles: “Sometimes it’s like ships going through the night, but we always sit down together, have a cup of tea and talk about the day.
“When we leave, the best part is that we actually sit and read our books in different corners of the same room.
“It’s very relaxing because you know you don’t have to talk. Just sit and be together.”
And she revealed how the public backlash against her relationship with the Prince of Wales following his split from Princess Diana was a problem, admitting: “I’ve been scrutinized for so long, you just have to find a way to live with it.”
“No one likes to be constantly looked at and, you know, criticized and… but I think in the end I kind of rise above it and deal with it.”