Speaking on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, royal expert Wesley King says Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is now the most senior royal woman after the Queen
The Queen has signaled her approval for the Duchess of Cornwall to be Queen consort when her husband Prince Charles takes the throne, a royal expert has said.
When Camilla married into the Royal Family in 2005, it was announced that when Charles became a monarch, Camilla would not take the title of Queen.
Instead, it was confirmed that she would instead be known as “HRH The Princess Consort”.
Public opinion of Camilla was previously not favorable due to her relationship with Charles when he was married to Princess Diana.
And it is thought this is why she will be known as Princess Consort rather than Queen.
However, during her time in the Royal Family, public opinion of Camilla has started to change and she has been given more responsibility within the Firm.
And at the beginning of the year, it was revealed that she had been made a Royal Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, which is the oldest and most senior of the Orders of Chivalry – and one of the highest honors from the Queen.
Now speaking on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, royal expert Wesley Kerr said: “You really feel like she has a voice and a personality and it’s significant that she has just been made a Lady of the Order of The Garter.
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“I think that is an imprimatur from the present Queen saying, ‘you can be Queen Consort and not just Princess Consort’.
“I think she is really stepping up to the mark and I think in the Royal Family, after the Queen, she is the senior woman.”
His comments come after another royal expert, Robert Jobson, previously claimed that Camilla will be Queen and believes the word ‘intended’ was used in the original wording of the statement about her title to give the public time to warm to her.
In his book Charles at 70: Thoughts, Hopes And Dreams, he writes: “The critical word in this statement, of course, was ‘intended’. What Clarence House was doing was buying time — time for a hostile public to warm to Camilla .
“Prince Charles, however, has always intended her to become his queen consort. According to an inside source, he’d already decided that before their wedding.”
Meanwhile, in 2018, the Prince of Wales website removed statements saying Camilla will be known as Princess Consort.
The title was included in the site’s frequently asked questions section and in Camilla’s biography.
However, Clarence House said at the time that the statement about Camilla’s title when the pair married “has not changed”.
The Royal Beat – available on True Royalty TV.