Mon, 17 Dec, 2018
Camilla reveals granddaughter was rushed to hospital via air ambulance
Camilla Parker Bowles has recalled the scary moment when one of her granddaughters had to be airlifted to hospital.
While attending an airbase near Chippenham to officially open it as patron of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, she shared how grateful she was for the service.
She thanked staff for their efforts and said she has witnessed first-hand the work of flying paramedics.
"I just really wanted to say a huge thank you to everybody who has been involved with this wonderful project. I know what fantastic work the air ambulance does," Camilla said.
"I've seen it and I have known friends that have literally been saved by it. Even in Yorkshire my granddaughter was taken off in the Yorkshire one, one year, and luckily she was sorted and alright, but it gave my daughter such confidence to be aboard it."
The Duchess of Cornwall did not name the granddaughter, but it's believed she is referring to Eliza Lopes, as Camilla revealed that her daughter Laura was also onboard.
Laura and her husband Harry Lopes share children Eliza, 9, and eight-year-old twins Gus and Louis.
Camilla said her granddaughter was “fine” after the terrifying incident in Yorkshire.
Further details about the incident are not known as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance said it does not comment on individual cases.
A spokeswoman for the service, which was established in 2000, revealed that they operate two helicopters which respond to three to four trauma incidents a day.
As well as calling Eliza, Gus and Louis her grandchildren, she is also the grandma of her son Tom Parker Bowles’ children, Lola and Freddie.
Speaking of her grandchildren in the documentary The Real Camilla: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla said: “It's very nice because you haven't got the full responsibility. You can give them a wonderful time, spoil them, give them all the things their parents won't allow them to have and then give them back again."
She also revealed that when her younger grandchildren spot her on TV, they respond by waving to her.
She added: “I don’t know if they expect me to wave back again!”