LONDON: Camilla Parker-Bowles -AKA - the Duchess of Cornwall's plans to surprise her husband with 60 different gifts on his 60th birthday came a cropper when it was discovered that a book containing nude pictures of the Duchess has gone AWOL.
The leather-bound volume contained nude photos not only of the Duchess but some taken with an equally nude Charles. In one shot, Camilla sits completely nude on a white horse while the future (?) King, dressed only in leather boots applies his crop to her backside. In another, a nude Camilla kneels in front of a nude, newly-crowned King Charles - complete with crown and sceptre.
An anonymous source who is privy to these photos is reputed to have said "These photos cover a period of 30 years, from the time they first met right up to their recent wedding anniversary. It's quite a selection with very little left to the imagination; if you know what I mean!"
Palace sources remained silent but word is out that a 'very generous' reward is being offered for the return of the photo album.
"Camilla really wanted this to be a special day for the man who has everything. This was meant to be a very special gift", said a close friend of the couple.