The Duchess of Cornwall will be known as Queen Camilla when her son, Charles, becomes King, Queen Elizabeth said on the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
The 95-year-old monarch is commemorating her Platinum Jubilee by defining her family’s roles and laying the groundwork for the monarchy’s future. The Queen’s letter today is probably being sent with the approval of Charles and Prince William, who will succeed his father as King when he dies. However, only the Queen has the authority to award royal titles.
The Queen stated in a written message on the eve of the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne that she hoped the British people would offer Charles and Camilla, When Charles becomes monarch, he will get “the same support that you have given me.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, now known as Charles and Camilla, had a highly publicized romance that ended their previous marriages, and there were concerns about whether the public would accept her.
They married in 2005, with a royal proclamation that Camilla would be known as Princess Consort due to the sensitivity of the situation, but she gradually gained a reputation as the future king’s devoted wife.
According to The New York Times, Charles has long been adamant that his “darling wife” acquire the title, and a representative for the pair said Saturday that they were “moved and honored” by the news.
The Queen, who has spent most of her life as the head of the royal family and is now 95 years old, has expressed her support for her eldest son’s ascension as monarch.
Before her 96th birthday this year, the Queen, who ascended to the throne on the death of her father George VI on February 6, 1952, reiterated her lifelong commitment of service.
She’s preparing a 70-year-old institution for the future. And Camilla’s transformation from the third wheel in marriage to queen-in-waiting is complete.”
The Queen also mentioned the sad anniversary of her father’s death in her address. “It is a day that I still remember as much for the death of my father, King George VI, as for the beginning of my reign,” she added