This will happen at the express request of Queen Elizabeth II, who put an end to years of uncertainty
The Duchess of Cornwall Camilla will be crowned Queen Consort when Prince Charles becomes King. Queen Elizabeth II secured Camilla’s future in a historic statement on the occasion of her platinum jubilee – 70 years on the British throne.
The news was announced on Sunday and put an end to years of uncertainty. In a surprising statement
Elizabeth II declared that her “sincere wish” was for her daughter-in-law to receive full recognition when Charles succeeded her.
The statement also put an end to speculation that the 95-year-old monarch may abdicate as she repeated her coronation promise. She told her subjects, “My life will always be dedicated to serving you,” and that she would continue to honor it “with all her heart.”
In her message to the nation – signed “Your humble servant, Elizabeth R” – the queen said: “When the time comes and my son Charles becomes king, I know that you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you gave me and it is my sincere wish that when that time comes, Camilla will be known as the Queen Consort, as she continues to be loyal and serve the Crown. ”
Most importantly, the official statement of Elizabeth II, written at her mansion in Sandringham,
overturns the palace’s previous guidelines that Camilla would one day be known only as “Princess Consort”.
Announcing the Prince of Wales’ engagement in February 2005, two months before their wedding in Windsor, a statement from the palace said: on the throne. “
Princess Diana would automatically receive the title of Queen Consort if she were alive and married to Prince Charles. But it was never certain that, like his second wife, Camilla would receive the same title.
Charles and Camilla were “moved and honored” by the Queen’s gesture, their Clarence House office said.
Prince Charles congratulated his mother on her anniversary and said he was “deeply aware of the honor” bestowed on his “dear wife” Camilla.
In a statement, the Prince of Wales said: “On this historic day, my wife and I join all of you in congratulating Her Majesty the Queen on her remarkable achievement of serving this nation, the Kingdoms and the British Commonwealth for seventy years. The Queen’s devotion to the well-being of all her people arouses growing admiration with each passing year.
We are deeply aware of the honor bestowed on us by my mother’s desire. As we work together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my dear wife has been my steadfast support throughout.
The year of this unprecedented platinum anniversary provides an opportunity for all of us to come together to celebrate the Queen’s service, whose example we will continue to lead in the years to come. “
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
they did not comment publicly on the queen’s statement, but retweeted the royal family’s post, which included the queen’s message.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not made any public comment since the announcement that Camilla will become Queen Consort.
Meanwhile, it was announced on Monday that Camilla would receive the Queen Mother’s priceless platinum and diamond crown, with Prince Charles’ maternal grandmother, with whom she will be crowned Queen Consort when Charles is crowned King. The magnificent crown was created for the coronation of King George VI in 1937.
The crown of the queen mother
includes 2,800 diamonds with a large stone, donated to Queen Victoria in 1856 by the Turkish sultan in gratitude for British support during the Crimean War. The front cross holds the famous 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, which originated in India.
The Daily Mail reveals that Camilla’s plans to “crown” Camilla as Queen Consort, and not unlike Princess Consort as originally planned, have been under way for some time, and Charles was on the verge of making it public in 2019
A royal source said: “This is something that has been on the mind of the Prince of Wales for some time, but the timing had to be right. There was nervousness, everyone wanted it done right. You can’t please everyone. They understand that some people will still not be happy about this fact, but the family believes that this is the right decision.
What is a royal consort?
The Queen paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen Mother and the Duchess of Cornwall in her message celebrating the role of wives and husbands in the royal family, outlining Camilla’s future title as Queen Consort.
The Royal Consortium (spouse) is the legal spouse of the current monarch, whose main duty is to provide support and friendship during the reign. Unlike the king or queen, they have no official position or tasks and responsibilities.
But throughout history, those in the role of royal consortium have had a significant influence.
Husbands and wives traditionally help the king in their program with public engagements, from hosting heads of state to attending charity gala dinners.
The Queen Mother was the wife of King George VI and the first British-born consort from the Tudors. Her position allowed her to visit the British Commonwealth and embark on extensive tours with her husband, including heavily devastated areas of the country after airstrikes during World War II. After the king’s death, the queen mother continued to perform public duties for many decades and remained the patron of about 350 organizations.
it automatically became a consort of Elizabeth II when she ascended the throne in 1952. It went down in history when it broke the record for the longest-serving British consort in 2009. In 1953, Philip was the first layman to pay homage to the queen on the day of her coronation, immediately after the archbishops and bishops. The Duke devoted decades of his life to his public duty to the Crown.
He accompanied the Queen around the world on her tours of the British Community and visited some remote areas that can only be reached by sea on a solo trip with the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Unlike Philip, who rejected the title of Prince Consort,
officially received this title in 1857.
He had spent most of his childhood in Germany and used his knowledge of Europe to advise Queen Victoria on foreign affairs. He gained full access to Cabinet documents and, from 1841, attended audiences with Victoria with his ministers.