Camilla, the wife of King Charles III, will officially be known as “the Queen” after her coronation this spring, it has been reported. The coronation is due to take place in May at Westminster Abbey, where King Charles will be crowned alongside his wife.
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Before the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch had announced that it was her “sincere wish” that Camilla would be known as Queen Consort “as she continues her own faithful service”.
“I want to thank you all for your support. I am eternally grateful, and humbled by, for the loyalty and affection you have been giving me. And when in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes king.” I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my heartfelt wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort for her loyal service. Will continue,” said Queen Elizabeth II.
But a report in the Daily Mail said “insiders” at Buckingham Palace suggested Camilla could drop the “cumbersome” title of Queen Consort for the “simpler” title of Queen.
“There is a view in the palace that the Queen Consort is cumbersome and it may be easier for Camilla to step down as Queen when the time comes,” the report said.
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“The Reading Room was a sign of that. The Queen is the Queen after all,” said the report, referring to the renaming of Camilla’s charity, which was previously called the Duchess of Cornwall Reading Room.
“Prince Philip was officially Prince Consort but was not known as Prince Consort. The report also states that the Queen will almost certainly still be Queen Consort, so the Palace will certainly allow anyone to be called Her Majesty.” Will not stop from
It was reported that Buckingham Palace officials are looking into the past for an example, including titles used for the wife of the King’s grandfather.
King Charles and Camilla married in February 2005. “It is intended that Mrs Parker-Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when the Prince of Wales accedes to the throne,” Buckingham Palace said after nearly eight years of marriage. After the death of King Charles’ first wife, Diana, Charles and Diana were married for 15 years, from 1981 to 1996.