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Tom Parker Bowles
Parker Bowles, Tom.jpg
Spouse Sara Buys (2005-present)
Lola Rosalind
Full name
Thomas Henry Parker Bowles
Father Andrew Parker Bowles
Mother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Born 18 December 1974 (1974-12-18) (age 42)
London, England
Occupation Cookbook writer

Thomas Henry Parker Bowles (born 18 December 1974) is the son of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (formerly Camilla Parker Bowles) and Andrew Parker Bowles. His stepfather and godfather is Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

Early lifeEdit

Tom and his younger sister Laura were raised Roman Catholic. Both their father and their paternal grandmother, the late Dame Ann Parker Bowles, were Catholic.


Parker Bowles was educated at Summer Fields prep school in Oxford. He then attended Eton College and Worcester College, Oxford, where he was a member of the Piers Gaveston Society.


From 1997 until 2000, Parker Bowles was a junior publicist for Dennis Davidson Associates public relations firm. He then co-founded Quintessentially, a high end concierge service, with his cousin Ben Elliot, Luca del Bono and film producer Aaron Simpson.

For the past 10 years, he has been a food writer and broadcaster with a weekly column in The Mail on Sunday. He has recently moved from being a Contributing Editor at GQ to being Food Editor at Esquire magazine.

His first book, published in 2004, was E Is For Eating – An Alphabet of Greed. His next, The Year of Eating Dangerously, was published by Ebury in October 2006. And his third, Full English; A Journey Through the British and Their Food was published in 2009 and won the Guild of Food Writers 2010 award for best work on British food. His next book, Let's Eat, is a compendium of his favourite recipes, collected from around the world, and written with the amateur cook in mind. It will be published in 2012 by Anova.

He also co-presented Market Kitchen on Good Food Channel from 2007 to 2010 and presented LBC Radio's Food and Drink Programme for a year.

He is Editor at Large of Pomp magazine and acts as consultant on a number of food related projects, including Heckfield Place, due to open in 2012.

Personal lifeEdit


On 10 September 2005, he married Sara Buys, a fashion features editor at Harpers & Queen who wore a dress designed by Sarah Burton, in St. Nicholas' Anglican Church in Rotherfield Grey, Oxfordshire. The wedding was attended by Andrew and Rosemary Parker Bowles (his father and stepmother), his mother and Charles, Prince of Wales, and Charles' sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Ben Elliot (first cousin and business collaborator) was the best man of the groom.


Tom and Sara have two children:

  • Lola Rosalind (b. 2007)
  • Freddy (b. 2010)

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