This is news that we did not expect. On the occasion of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch made an unexpected announcement: when Prince Charles accedes to the throne, Camilla Parker-Bowles will reach the rank of queen “consort”. The Prince of Wales said he was “touched and honoured” by the Queen’s gesture.
In a press release issued on Sunday January 6, Prince Charles hailed Queen Elizabeth’s commitment to the British people. A commitment that she still ensures, at 95 years old. “On this historic day, my wife and I join you in congratulating Her Majesty on this historic achievement of serving the Nation, the Kingdoms and the Commonwealth for 70 years. The Queen’s devotion to the welfare of her people inspires us all only increases our admiration over the years.” He continued, “We are deeply aware of the honor of this wish of my mother. As we have come together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of this community, my dear wife has been a strong support throughout. these years.”
A title previously held by Diana
In a message to the nation on Saturday February 5, 2022, the day before her Platinum Jubilee, the grandmother of Princes William and Harry said Camilla should 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.
Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Charles, Queen Elisabeth © Backgrid UK/ Bestimage