UK’s Elizabeth OKs ‘Queen Camilla’ title for Charles’ spouse when he is king


Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend an occasion on the sidelines of the G7 summit, on the Eden Undertaking in Cornwall, Britain June 11, 2021.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth mentioned on Saturday that she would really like Prince Charles’ spouse Camilla to take the title of Queen Consort when he turns into king.

In a letter written to mark the seventieth anniversary of her accession to the throne, Elizabeth mentioned the event had given her pause to replicate upon the loyalty and affection proven to her by the British public.

“And when, within the fullness of time, my son Charles turns into king, I do know you’ll give him and his spouse Camilla the identical help that you’ve got given me; and it’s my honest want that, when that point comes, Camilla can be referred to as Queen Consort as she continues her personal loyal service,” Elizabeth mentioned.

Charles and Camilla, long-time lovers, have been married in 2005 in a civil ceremony in Windsor.

Elizabeth’s transfer displays a wider acceptance of Camilla’s standing as a royal.

Tabloid newspapers not goal her as they did within the decade following the dying of Charles’ first spouse, Princess Diana.

Camilla — whose present title is Duchess of Cornwall — now often represents the royal household alongside Charles throughout official duties.

All through British historical past, the spouse of a king sometimes is given the title Queen Consort, which has no constitutional powers. On the time of their marriage, it had been formally determined that Camilla would use the title Princess Consort if Charles have been to develop into king.


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