CAMILLA Parker-Bowles will now become Queen as Her Majesty announced in her Platinum Year message.
It was previously thought that she should not take the default title and instead be ‘Princess Consort’.
What will Camilla’s title be when Prince Charles is King?
It was initially thought that Camilla would be the “Princess consort” when Prince Charles became king.
This decision really requires new legislation, as the default is that the king’s wife automatically becomes the Queen.
Princess of Wales was Princess Diana’s previous title, and it was for her that Prince Charles and Camilla decided when they married in 2005, that she would not accept the title Queen.
But in a surprising change from the Queen, she gave Camilla a blessing to become Queen when she passed on the rule to her son.
The news comes amid a heartfelt speech to mark the Platinum Jubilee, the Queen’s incredible 70th anniversary on the throne, on 6 February 2022.
What did the Queen say about Camilla becoming Queen Consort?
She said: “I am fortunate to have the steadfast and loving support of my family. I am so lucky to be with Prince Philip, do I have a partner who is willing to make the role of consort and sacrifice. profit for it.
“It’s a role that I saw my mother play during my father’s reign.
“This celebration also gives me a time to reflect on the goodwill of people of all nationalities, faiths and ages in this country and around the world over the years. I extend my thanks. to all of you for your support.I am forever grateful and humbled by the loyalty and love you continue to show me.
“And when, in due time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you have given me; and I sincerely wish that, when that time comes. Upon arrival, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own faithful service.”
What is a royal consort?
A royal consort assists the king in most of their duties from public skirmishes and tours, decisions and favors.
But unlike kings or queens, they do not have an official position or set out duties and responsibilities.
Women who married a king have historically been crowned Queen.
Such was the case with George VI’s wife, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and George V’s wife Queen Mary – the Queen’s grandmother.
The exception is Queen Mary II, who with her husband, King William III, was Sovereign from 1689 to 1694.
Queen Victoria’s husband, Albert, was appointed Prince of Consort 17 years after their marriage.
Victoria had wanted him to become King Consort when they were married, but then-prime minister Lord Melbourne denied that.
The Duke of Edinburgh does not hold the title of Prince consort, having turned down the offer during the early years of the Queen’s reign.
Any mention of “Princess Consort” was removed from Charles’ website in a 2018 revamp.
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