A while after the queen publicly shared her new wish, a source shared that the Duke of Cornwall was thrilled that his mother “has given her seal of approval” to his relationship.
It's only been days since Queen Elizabeth herself announced that she would like for her daughter-in-law, Camilla, to be addressed as the Queen Consort when her son, Prince Charles, becomes the King of England.
Though everyone appeared to be happy about the surprise announcement made by the Queen, it now seems like the opposite of it. In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, the Queen praised her daughter-in-law for her years of service and said that she hoped her country would offer Charles and Camilla the same support she's received over the years, according to PEOPLE.
"And it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service," she declared, and it came as a surprise to many given her previous insistence that Camilla does not go by that title.
The reason for that statement was because Camilla was considered the other woman in Charles' marriage to Diana. Also, because of their infidelity and Diana's untimely death, Camilla wasn't supposed to hold any of the titles that belonged to her husband's ex-wife.
The Duchess of Cornwall has said it will be a "great honour" to become Queen Consort and believes it will help her further highlight the causes she supports. Camilla told the BBC: “I'm not going to give up - I hope I should be doing it for a lifetime."pic.twitter.com/z29kJs2UK7— Russell Myers (@rjmyers) February 24, 2022
This is why Camilla doesn't go by Princess of Wales and is only supposed to be known as Princess Consort when her husband ascended the throne.
According to royal writer Christopher Anderson, Princes William and Harry were "blindsided" by the new plan for their stepmother's future title, he revealed to Us Weekly. The brothers have had a falling out recently, but despite that, this seems like something the two of them agree upon. "I can tell you right now that the boys were completely blindsided by this," Anderson said, adding that the whole thing is "driving a wedge" in the royal family.
Anderson then said that Prince Charles, 73, was “relentlessly” pushing for his wife to gain the title.
“Charles just wore her down on this too. I also think that since the death of Prince Philip, Charles has stepped up his effort to make it clear to the queen that he too needs [a partner],” he claimed, referring to Philip’s April 2021 passing. “If he’s going to reign, he’s going to need the support, the kind of support that she got from [her husband].”
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Says Queen Consort Role Will Be a 'Great Honor' https://t.co/KK0OdcnlLn— People (@people) February 24, 2022
Along with that, he added that there seems to be a "bad feeling" following the Queen's latest announcement. “It’s just whether or not they can get over this bad feeling. Then, of course, Queen [Elizabeth II]‘s health and these other considerations are there. I don’t think it helped with the queen announcing that Duchess Camilla will be Queen Consort and that’s another issue,” Andersen shared.
Meanwhile, after the queen publicly shared her new wish, a source told Us Weekly that the Duke of Cornwall was thrilled that his mother “has given her seal of approval” to his relationship.
“Elizabeth II was skeptical about Camilla when she married Charles and the circumstances were certainly challenging, but through her dedication and loyalty to The Firm, she has more than proved to her that she has what it takes,” the insider added. “Camilla has definitely grown on Elizabeth II, more so than ever during the pandemic. She really upped her game and willingly took a hands-on approach with additional duties.”
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has described it as a "great honor" that Queen Elizabeth requested that she be known as Queen Consort when her husband, Prince Charles, becomes king. https://t.co/QMUvxN1NXk— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 24, 2022
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