Will Camilla be queen when Prince Charles becomes king? – Scottish sun

CAMILLA Parker-Bowles will now be Queen Consort, as Her Majesty announced in her Platinum Jubilee Message.

It was previously thought that she should not take the title by default, but should instead be “princess consort”.


Camilla with her husband, next in line to the throne, Prince CharlesCredit: Getty Images – Getty

What title will Camilla have when Prince Charles becomes king?

It was originally intended that Camilla would become “princess consort” when Prince Charles became king.

This decision would effectively require new legislation, since by default the wife of a monarch automatically becomes queen consort.

The Princess of Wales was Princess Diana’s former title, and for her, Prince Charles and Camilla decided when they married in 2005 that she would not take the title of Queen Consort.

But in an unexpected twist from Her Majesty, she blessed Camilla to become queen consort when she passes her reign on to her son.

The news comes amid a heartfelt speech on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee, which marks the Queen’s stunning 70th birthday on February 6, 2022.

What did the queen say about Camilla becoming queen consort?

In her Platinum Jubilee message, the Queen said she “sincerely wishes” Camilla to become queen consort.

She said: “I was lucky to have the unwavering and loving support of my family. I have been blessed to have a partner in Prince Philip who is willing to fulfill the role of wife and selflessly make the sacrifices that come with it.

“I saw this role played by my own mother during my father’s reign.

“This anniversary also gives me time to reflect on the goodwill shown to me by people of all nationalities, faiths and ages in this country and around the world over the years. I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for your support. I remain eternally grateful and humbled by the loyalty and affection you continue to give me.

“And when, when the time comes, my son Charles becomes king, I know that you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you gave me; and I sincerely wish that when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her faithful service.”

What is a royal consort?

The royal consort supports the monarch in almost all of his duties, from social events and tours to decisions and support.

But unlike a king or queen, they have no formal position or assigned tasks and responsibilities.

Women who married a monarch historically became queen consorts.

This was the case with George VI’s wife, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and with George V’s wife, Queen Mary, the Queen’s grandmother.

The exception was Queen Mary II, who, together with her husband King William III, was sovereign from 1689 to 1694.

Queen Victoria’s husband, Albert, was appointed Prince Consort 17 years after his marriage.

Victoria wanted him to become king consort when they married, but the then prime minister, Lord Melbourne, ruled this out.

The Duke of Edinburgh did not hold the title of Prince Consort, turning down the offer in the early years of the Queen’s reign.

Any mention of a “princess consort” was removed from Charles’ website during a 2018 renovation.

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