Duchess Camilla will be denied one major title, despite Prince Charles’ pleas.
- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, won’t become Queen when Prince Charles becomes King.
- She married the heir to the throne back in 2005, but won’t be known as Queen consort.
- This follows royal news that James Middleton revealed the amazing gift he received from Duchess Catherine.
Why won’t Duchess Camilla be Queen consort?
Back in March, Clarence House released a statement explaining the plan for Camilla’s future title.
It read, “The intention is for the Duchess to be known as Princess Consort when the Prince accedes to the throne.
“This was announced at the time of the marriage and there has been absolutely no change at all.”
This was decided to honour Charles’ first wife, much loved Diana, Princess of Wales, who tragically died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
Camilla has also never taken Diana’s Princess of Wales title, despite Charles being the Prince of Wales.
Clarence House said when Charles married Camilla, “It is intended that Mrs Parker Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to The Throne.”
So while the customary title for the wife of a reigning king is Queen Consort, Camilla won’t receive the title.
But not everyone agrees with this decision, including royal commentators.
Charlie Proctor, editor-in-chief of Royal Central believes Charles will plea to make Camilla Queen Consort when he takes the throne.
He said, “The official line is that when Charles becomes king, Camilla will become princess consort. I personally think that is nonsense.
“When Charles takes to the throne, Camilla will become queen consort.
“The monarchy is not a popularity contest, and you can’t change titles in fear of certain people still having chips on their shoulders.”