Tom did not attend Ampleforth as had his father, but Eton, and was married outside the Catholic Church.Laura attended a Catholic girls' school but married in an Anglican church.Sarah Bradford wrote in her 2007 book, Diana, that a member of the close circle of his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten claimed Mountbatten arranged for Charles to be taken overseas to end the relationship with Camilla to make way for an engagement between his granddaughter, Amanda Knatchbull, and Charles.Overall, the majority of royal biographers have agreed that even if Charles and Camilla wanted to marry or did try for approval to get married, it would have been declined, because according to Charles's cousin and godmother Patricia Mountbatten, palace courtiers at that time found Camilla unsuitable as a wife for the future king.
(née Camilla Rosemary Shand, previously Parker Bowles; born 17 July 1947), is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne.
The Shands had position and they had help—help in the house, help in the garden, help with children. They opened their garden for the local Conservative Party Association summer fête. She left Dumbrells aged ten to attend Queen's Gate School in Queen's Gate, South Kensington.
Her classmates at Queen's Gate knew her as "Milla"; her fellow pupils included the singer Twinkle, who described her as a girl of "inner strength" exuding "magnetism and confidence".
He was most notably a partner in Block, Grey and Block, a firm of wine merchants in South Audley Street, Mayfair, later joining Ellis, Son and Vidler of Hastings and London.
Camilla is often described as having had an "Enid Blyton sort of Childhood". Camilla, as a little girl, may have had some personality traits of George, the tomboy girl among the Famous Five, but Enid Blyton’s children were essentially middle-class children and The Shands, without question, belonged to the upper class.