Queen Elizabeth II has made up her mind: when she dies and Prince Charles takes the throne, she wants his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, to become Queen Consort. A decision that she announced Saturday, February 5, 2022, on the eve of his platinum jubilee.
This is the end of a long suspense on the status of Camilla Parker Bowles when Prince Charles will accede to the throne at 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 that Camilla should be queen consort when Prince Charles succeeds her on the throne. Indeed, the 95-year-old sovereign expressed her “sincere wish” that “Camilla be appointed queen consort” when Charles becomes king. At this stage, only Prince Charles’ first wife, Lady Diana, had this title.
This new intervention and revelation proves, once again, that the Queen is busy preparing the future of British royalty. In addition, 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, in a civil ceremony. After promoting Camilla to the Order of the Garter, the highest British order of 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 her daughter-in-law.
Charles and Camilla were touched by Queen Elizabeth II’s words
Charles and Camilla said, according to a spokesman for the couple, “touched and honored by the words” of the Queen, who also highlighted the “loyal work” of the Duchess of Cornwall. This is a new step forward in the British royal family.
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