It’s the end of a long suspense on the status of Camilla Parker Bowles when Prince Charles will accede to the throne on the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In a message to the nation on Saturday, February 5, 2022, on the eve of celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, the grandmother of Princes William and Harry said Camilla is expected to be Queen Consort when Prince Charles succeeds her to the throne. Indeed, the 95-year-old sovereign has expressed her “sincere wish” that “Camilla be appointed as queen consort” when Charles is king. At this stage, only Prince Charles’ first wife, Lady Diana, had this title.
This new intervention and this revelation proves, once again, that the queen is busy preparing for the future of British royalty. Additionally, she admits that she holds Camilla Parker Bowles, the second wife of her eldest son, in high regard. As a reminder, Prince Charles and Camilla were married in 2005, during a civil ceremony. After promoting Camilla to the Order of the Garter, the highest order of British chivalry, an honor to which no other spouse of her children has been entitled, Queen Elizabeth II goes even further by doing a new favor to his daughter-in-law.
ROYAL BREAKING NEWSThe Queen, thanking the nation for its loyalty and affection, says it is her ‘sincere wish’ that the Duchess of Cornwall becomes #QueenConsort when Prince Charles becomes king. She signs her masterfully-penned #AccessionDay message ‘Your serving Elizabeth’ pic.twitter.com/CeQILsmgIx
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) February 5, 2022
Charles and Camilla were touched by the words of Queen Elizabeth II
Charles and Camilla said they were, according to a spokesperson for the couple, “touched and honored by the words” of the Queen, who also underlined the “loyal work” of the Duchess of Cornwall. This is a new step forward within the British royal family.
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