The nickname King Charles ‘always’ calls Queen Camilla and the moment royal photographer said ‘Diana would never do that’ revealed

A royal photographer has claimed King Charles ‘always’ calls Queen Camilla by this name and recalled the moment she showed she was ‘different’

The name King Charles ‘always’ calls Queen Camilla revealed. Seen here attending day 1 of Royal Ascot
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The nickname King Charles “always” calls Queen Camilla and the moment that a long-time royal photographer said “Diana would never do that” have been revealed. 

With King Charles’ coronation day drawing nearer all eyes are on His Majesty and the Queen Consort, even more than usual. Since King Charles and Queen Camilla’s wedding fans have received plenty of intriguing insights about the royal couple, but there are still some special details many people might not know. According to Arthur Edwards, who’s been The Sun’s royal photographer for 45 years, there’s a sweet yet formal nickname King Charles “always” calls Queen Camilla. 

Opening up to People about his book, Behind the Crown: My Life Photographing the Royal Family, he also revealed one or two things the public will never have known about King Charles and Queen Camilla. Arthur claimed that His Majesty is now “a much happier person” thanks to his beloved wife, whom he apparently “always refers to” as “my darling wife”. 

Camilla, Queen Consort, joined by King Charles III, hosts a reception at Clarence House for authors

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Back in 2018 King Charles praised his “darling wife” in the ITV documentary, The Real Camilla: HRH the Duchess of Cornwall. His supposed preference for referring to her in such a heartfelt and formal way also shone through last year when King Charles issued an official statement in response to the Queen’s Accession Day message. 

In it, she expressed her “sincere wish” that her daughter-in-law would become Queen Consort and King Charles declared, "We are deeply conscious of the honor represented by my mother’s wish. As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout.”

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Braemar Highland Gathering

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But the adorable nickname King Charles “always” calls Queen Camilla isn’t the only revelation made by Arthur. Getting candid, he recalled a visit in California with Queen Camilla where he remarked upon how “different” she was to Princess Diana. Although Arthur’s apparently been on over 200 British royal tours during his photography career, he explained that his first with Queen Camilla was to the United States.

"Our first tour was the United States, and I remember going to a market north of Los Angeles, and someone gave her a peach or something and she started to eat it, which no royal would do! But she did. She really enjoyed it," he says. "And I remember saying, 'Diana would never do that.' But she was different.”

King Charles and Queen Camilla laugh during their visit to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary

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"The thing about Camilla, which is I think her strongest point, she never lost the common touch, and she makes him laugh. I've got pictures of them in the book just laughing together," Arthur added. "She's just always there to support him, and that's her way.”

Just a few weeks before King Charles’ coronation the couple will celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary. Queen Camilla will also be crowned alongside His Majesty at Westminster Abbey on coronation day with Queen Mary's Crown. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!