Privately I discovered both brothers are absolutely sick to the back teeth of Charles trying to negotiate full Queen status for Camilla," revealed historian Robert Lacey.
There's always a lot of confusion when it comes to royal titles, but the one that's on people's minds is what will Camilla's title be when Prince Charles becomes King. To an outsider, it seems that she will become the queen, but it's not that easy. In fact, the relationship between Charles and Camilla itself is one that's been widely criticized. The couple started dating while Charles was married to Princess Diana, and it was something she was aware of, too.
"There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded," Diana said, during an interview in 1995, reports Newsweek.
Tragedy struck when Princess Diana passed away in a car accident just a year after she and Charles got a divorce. After the incident, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall got together, but they decided to wait before they got married since they didn't want to overwhelm Prince Harry and Prince William with the news immediately after their mother's death.
When Prince Charles and Camilla got married in 2005, the official royal family position at the time of their 2005 wedding was that Camilla would be "Princess Consort." Even the royal website contained a message until 2017 that read: "As was explained at the time of their wedding in April 2005, it is intended that The Duchess will be known as HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales Accedes to The Throne."
However, this was removed sometime in May 2018, but historian Robert Lacey recently told Newsweek that Charles has been lobbying for Camilla to be queen after all, to Prince William and Prince Harry's frustration. He said: "Privately I discovered both brothers are absolutely sick to the back teeth of Charles trying to negotiate full Queen status for Camilla."
It's not like Camilla doesn't have supporters, either, and Penny Junor, who wrote her authorized biography, is one of them. "I think she should be Queen. There's no reason on earth why she shouldn't be. They were both divorcees and the past was unfortunate. It happened. All over the world people divorce, they make mistakes and they divorce."
"She's been married to him 16 years. She has been a superb duchess. She has slowly, slowly worked her way into the role. There's no sense that she's in competition with him. She's put her name to some very brave causes."
But, if the British public has a say, there won't be a Queen Camilla. Only 14 percent of Britons believe Camilla should be given the title "Queen" when Charles becomes king, according to YouGov polling. This compares to 42 percent who thought she should be called "Princess Consort" and 26 percent who thought she should have no title at all.
With everything said and done, only the future will tell what's in store for Camilla.
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