Long before they were in the person of King Charles III. (74) found love, Queen Camilla’s (76) heart belonged to another man. In the mid-1960s, when Camilla is said to have been just 17, she met Kevin Burke, who was 19 at the time. The now Queen is said to have had a romance that was as passionate as it was short-lived with the son of Sir Aubrey Burke, the chairman of an aircraft manufacturer, according to the biography The Duchess of Cornwall: Camilla’s Story and Secrets. Now, among other things, the “Daily Mail” reports that Burke died at the age of 77.

According to the report, Kevin Burke’s relatives are asking that a donation be made to the British Heart Foundation charity in his honor. The funeral is planned for September. However, it is very unlikely that Queen Camilla will also take part. In the aforementioned bio, Burke also had his say and revealed that the intense brief relationship ended abruptly: “I spent the whole year with Camilla. I thought we were in love with each other, but then she broke up with me.”

In 1973 she finally married former army officer Andrew Parker Bowles, Camilla Shand became Camilla Parker Bowles. Together they became parents to son Tom and daughter Laura before divorcing in 1995. Almost ten years later she finally married the current king.

According to the “Daily Mail”, Kevin Burke also found his late happiness: He entered his first marriage at the age of 42, which lasted until 2001. According to the report, his first child, son Max, resulted from a second marriage. Burke was at the time of birth already been 58 years old. At the time he said: “It was unexpected, but I’m a happy guy.”