Bride-to-be Camilla Parker Bowles tonight said she was “just coming down to earth” after the Prince of Wales went down on one knee to propose.
The newly-engaged couple made their first public appearance together since the announcement that they are set to wed.
Flashing her large sparkling diamond engagement ring, she was congratulated on her forthcoming nuptials as the pair attended a glitzy gala dinner at Windsor Castle, where they will wed in two months’ time.
Entering the castle's grand reception room through the double doors, Charles and Camilla were greeted with applause by waiting guests.
With a beaming smile and wearing a deep fuchsia pink floor-length evening gown, Camilla posed with Charles for photographs.
“Thank you very much,” Camilla said as she was congratulated. Asked how she was doing, she said: “All right, I’m just coming down to earth.”
Quizzed about the heir to the throne’s proposal and whether he got down on one knee she said with a wide grin: “Of course. What else?”
The Prince, who was wearing a bow tie and a Windsor jacket said: “I’m very happy.”