Elizabeth II wanted Charles’ wife to become queen consort

Elizabeth II wished that Camilla, the wife of Prince Charles, became queen consort After Charles ascends the British throne, his wife will be called “Queen Camilla”. Thus, Elizabeth resolved a long-standing ambiguity regarding the future title of the Duchess of Cornwall “Elizabeth II wanted Charles's wife to become queen consort” />

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her desire that Camilla, the wife of her son, Prince Charles, be crowned queen consort when he becomes king. The Queen stated this in her message to the people of Britain, timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

«When <…> my son Charles will be king, I know that you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you gave me; and my sincere desire is that when the time comes, Camilla will be known as queen consort <…>»,— said in the Queen's address.

The title of queen consort means that the king's wife has equal social status with him and bears the female equivalent of his monarchical title. However, she does not have the political and military powers of a regent.

According to the Guardian, it is believed that Prince Charles has long expressed a desire that Camilla, after he takes the throne, received the title queen consort and would have been crowned with him. After that, her title will sound like “Queen Camilla”.

“BBC” notes that Queen Elizabeth's message resolves the previously unclear question of what the status of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall would be after Charles's coronation. In a normal situation, she would automatically receive the title of queen after her husband's coronation. However, due to uncertainty about how this will affect public opinion, there have been suggestions that this will not happen, writes the BBC. Camilla was not popular with the British for a long time due to reports of her relationship with Prince Charles before her marriage to Diana. Previously, it was assumed that Camilla would be known as a princess consort, but now the queen has resolved doubts about Camilla's future title.

Signs that Queen Elizabeth II favors Camilla began to appear earlier, writes the Guardian. For example, at the end of December, she bestowed on Charles's wife the title of Royal Dame of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Many experts considered this a sign that Camilla was closer to the future status of the queen, the newspaper specified.

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