Fans know her best as the acid-tongued presenter of the Weakest Link, but BBC star Anne Robinson has revealed a glimpse at her softer side after it emerged she had been secretly dating Queen Camilla ’s ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles.

The former WatchDog presenter, 79 has been quietly dating the retired Army brigadier, 83 for over a year, with Andrew’s ex-wife Camilla believed to be supportive of the blossoming romance between the pair.

A friend of the duo, told The Sun, “They have judiciously avoided being photographed together as they both wanted to keep this quiet for as long as possible.”

According to the pal, Anne also “loves to joke she’s ‘new money’ — despite the fact she went to boarding school, her father got a double first and she holidayed for part of the summer at The Carlton in Cannes, when not working behind her mother’s stall.”

The couple were originally set up by a mutual friend, and Andrew has become a regular fixture at Anne’s own dinner parties, which she regularly hosts at her sprawling 17th-century barn in the Cotswolds.

In fact, one of the couple’s first ever dates took place at a dinner party attended by ex-Prime Minister David Cameron, with their relationship reportedly described as an “open secret” by those within their circle of close friends.

Despite their year long romance however, the couple aren’t expected to move in together anytime soon, as Anne prefers to maintain her independence, but the couple are said to be “very happy”.

The latest relationship for retired Army officer Andrew, comes 28 years on since he divorced his wife Camilla back in 1995, when the couple decided to bring to an end their 22 year marriage.

Despite the romantic spark fizzling out between the pair, both Andrew and the Queen Consort have remained good friends, with the pair frequently spotted out and about with their two grown-up children art curator Laura and restaurant critic Tom.

Following his divorce, Andrew went on to find love again with Rosemary Pitman, and the pair tied the knot in 1996. Sadly however, Rosemary died in 2010 after a four year battle with breast cancer ultimately claimed her life.

The new romance also marks the first public romance for Anne since she officially divorced her husband, ex-Tory MP John Penrose in 2008 after citing “irreconcilable differences.”

As a result of the divorce, Anne was being forced to pay him £20million as part of the settlement to end their marriage.

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