The distinction that Camilla has just received is the responsibility of Queen Elizabeth II. The Duchess of Cornwall, 74, has received the highest royal honor for her loyal service to the monarchy. In its January 2 article, Mirror revealed that Prince Charles’ wife has been awarded the “Royal Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter” distinction. This latest honor that Camilla Parker Bowles has received confirms that she will become queen, according to royal expert Hugo Vickers. According to him, this decision of Elizabeth II of England, 95, is a sign that His Majesty shows high respect for the wife of Prince Charles, 73.
This very high distinction would also be the key allowing Camilla to reach the title of queen consort. Hugo Vickers says the honor “paves the way for the Duchess to become not only queen in law when Prince Charles succeeds the throne, but also queen in name.” The expert even claims that “This is certainly what will happen now.” Recall that Camilla married Charles in 2005 and that Clarence House planned to grant him a completely different title when the prince acceded to the throne. In an official statement, the royal household said it is “intended that the Duchess will be known as HRH the Princess Consort”.
Charles, the son of Queen Elizabeth II always saw Camilla as his Queen Consort
Robert Jobson, another royal expert claims that Clarence House did not choose the words of the statement at random. For him, the word “planned” in the official statement was used to “buy time”, the time needed for public opinion about Camilla to change. Indeed, Prince Charles’ marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles has been controversial. “What Clarence House did was buy time – time for a hostile audience to come close to Camilla,” confirms Mr. Jobson in his book Charles at 70: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams. “Prince Charles, however, always wanted her to become his Queen Consort.” According to an internal source, “He had already decided before their marriage”, still according to the story of Robert Jobson.
Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall © Agency