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Published: Thursday, 2/10/2005

* NEW * Prince Charles to marry Camilla Parker Bowles, but she won t be queen

LONDON Prince Charles said today he will marry his divorced lover Camilla Parker Bowles in April, putting an official seal on a long romance that Princess Diana blamed for the breakdown of her tempestuous marriage to the heir to the throne. The announcement ruled out the possibility that she would become queen.

The Prince of Wales and Parker Bowles will marry on Friday, April 8, at Windsor Castle, said Clarence House, Charles residence and office.

During a visit to London s financial district today, Charles accepted congratulations on his pending nuptials.

Thank you very much, you re so kind. he said. I am very excited.

One of Charles titles is Duke of Cornwall, so Parker Bowles will use the title Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall after the marriage. When Charles becomes king, she will not be known as Queen Camilla but as the princess consort, Charles office said.

Read more in later editions of The Blade and toledoblade.com.

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