Many people are wondering what the name of Camilla, the wife of the new King of England, will be after Queen Elizabeth dies.
Camilla, who is the second wife of King Charles III, should be called Princess Consort, but that’s not the case.
Here’s what you need to know:
Camilla will be named Queen Consort, a title “agreed upon with the blessing of Queen Elizabeth II after years of contention dating back to the days before she even married Prince Charles,” reported the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Queen Consort title was a happy medium for both Queen Elizabeth and Camilla, and frankly for the people of England as well.
Camilla’s title after marrying Charles was controversial “due to the sensitivity surrounding her status as his second wife – and the outpouring of grief that swept Britain after the death of his former wife, Princess Diana, in a car accident in 1997”. outlet reported.
In fact, Camilla was referred to as the Duchess of Cornwall rather than her technical title, Princess of Wales, because that’s how the public viewed Princess Diana years after her death, according to the Chronicle.
This new title was originally intended to read “Princess Consort,” which was modeled after Prince Albert, who was styled “Prince Consort” when he married Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to 1901, the outlet says.
But Queen Elizabeth II settled on Queen Consort instead.
“When my son Charles becomes king in due course, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me. and it is my sincere desire that when that time comes, Camilla will be known as the Queen Consort as she continues in her own faithful service,” Queen Elizabeth said in an address to the nation in February 2022.
It’s believed Camilla will be anointed by Charles during Charles’ coronation, but according to the Chronicle, there’s no official confirmation yet.
A queen consort will be “crowned with the king in a similar but simpler ceremony,” the royal family previously said, according to the New York Post. “Unless decided otherwise.”
Shortly after Queen Elizabeth’s death was announced, Charles released a statement on the royal family’s official Instagram account.
“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of profound sadness for me and all members of my family,” he wrote. “We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished sovereign and a beloved mother. I know their loss will be deeply felt across the land, in the rich and in the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this time of sorrow and change, my family and I are comforted and strengthened by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection that was so widespread for the Queen.”
At the age of 73, Charles finally becomes King of England.
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