Over time, Camilla has also been widely accepted by the royal family, including Charles and Diana's two sons, princes William and Harry. In 2005, Harry rejected the image of her as a "wicked stepmother", describing her as a "wonderful woman and she's made our father very, very happy, which is the most important thing.
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But surprisingly, in the queen's message to the nation last weekend to mark this special occasion, she announced that Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who has been married to Prince Charles for the past 17 years, will become queen consort on Charles's ascension to the throne.
Though William and Harry are said to be friendly with Camilla now, there is a long history of their father, Prince Charles, having an affair with Camilla in the 1980s and 1990s, while still married to their mother, Princess Diana.
“Elizabeth II was skeptical about Camilla when she married [Prince] 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,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
A palace insider says, "Kate and Camilla have always got on, but they've become firm friends since the Queen sat down with them. "We'll see them united on a lot of issues, which was the Queen's wish. It's a far cry from how the Queen once felt about Camilla.
The Queen's immediate family have called her Lilibet for years and Prince William would refer to her as 'Gary' when he was younger as he couldn't say 'grandma'.
In her 2012 book, The Duchess of Cornwall: Camilla's Story and Secrets, author Jessica Jayne suggests, “Camilla never saw Diana as a threat and felt that the late Princess could be someone she could manipulate.”
“I admit I wasn't happy when I heard she'd be Queen Consort. The real Queen was Diana, and it always will be, and I think there should have been respect paid to her. But saying that, Camilla is pleasant, chatty, friendly and a great support to Charles, and I think she'll make a great Queen for him.”
“They went through that bereavement, and as is quite clear, they dealt with it in different ways, but they were very close. Every week the rift continues, Harry and William are the two people who are missing out the most.”
While Kate Middleton is destined to be Queen Consort, she also has to abide by some strange curtsying protocols. Of course, she has to curtsy to the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla, but purportedly she's also obligated to bend the knee to "blood princesses", but this changes when William is present.
Even though Kate's mother-in-law was legendary 'Princess Diana', she is not a princess just because she married Prince William. To become a Princess, one has to be born into the Royal Family such as Prince William and Kate's daughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
If Prince Charles is King, will Camilla be Queen? When Prince Charles becomes king, his wife Camilla will become known as Queen Consort. Queen Elizabeth II confirmed that the Duchess of Cornwall would take the title when her son takes the throne.
By contrast a Queen Consort, although having the same rank and equivalent titles as the King, is solely dependent on him for her position. If he died, she generally became a Queen Dowager. If she had an underage son when her husband died, she could become a Queen Regent until her son came of age.
The Title Kate Will Get When William Is King
In other words, Kate will be called queen, but the addition of "consort" makes it clear she has no constitutional power and is a queen in title only.
This marks the first time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the queen since announcing they were stepping back from their royal duties in 2020.
Diana lost the style "Her Royal Highness" and instead was styled Diana, Princess of Wales. As the mother of the prince expected to one day ascend to the throne, she continued to be regarded as a member of the royal family and was accorded the same precedence she enjoyed during her marriage.
Definition of queen consort
: the wife of a reigning king.
Prince Charles may be the first born and heir apparent, but royal watchers say it was his younger brother Andrew who shone bright. "Andrew has always been the Queen's favourite son and he has never done anything wrong in her eyes," Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell said in the documentary, The Royal Family at War.
Charles wanted Camilla to attend the funeral, but obviously, it was a terrible idea. The Crown forbade her attendance, and she naturally accepted their decision. She remained secluded at her home for eight months, being Charles' rock through the phone.
The funeral procession included William and Harry, Prince Charles and Prince Philip, as well as hundreds of representatives of the charities Diana had been involved with.
Because of his ranking, Prince William, Prince Harry, and all other members of royalty (aside from the queen and Prince Philip) are expected to show their respect via curtsy or bow. If Camilla is with Prince Charles, Prince William also bows to her.
Queen Elizabeth II. In an interview in April 2016 to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, Kate Middleton revealed a sweet detail about her eldest son's relationship with his great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. "George is only two-and-a-half and he calls her Gan-Gan," Kate said.
Sweet. Despite the fact she should probably officially be called 'Ma'am' or 'Your Majesty', Prince William and Prince Harry were let off the hook when it came to the Queen, and have always been encouraged to call her 'Granny'.
Despite the positioning making Kate seem the more senior, body language expert Judi James said it appeared that Camilla was comfortable standing to the side. Commonwealth catchup, William and Kate on tour and St Patrick's Day events are back!