The Queen says Duchess Camilla will be Queen when Prince Charles is crowned—heartfelt message shows their close bond

The Monarch revealed the news of Camilla's possible new title on the eve of her Platinium Jubilee

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The Queen has given her blessing for Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to be known as Queen Consort if Prince Charles becomes King.


The news could come as a shock to fans, as it was thought that Camilla—if Prince Charles becomes King, would be known as Princess Consort.

However, in a message, marking her Platinum Jubilee the Queen said, "It is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort."

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Camilla, whose regal nickname was revealed this week, is said to be 'touched and honoured' by the Queen's announcement. 

It was thought that the Duchess of Cornwall, despite being married to Prince Charles for 16 years, may not be given the Queen Consort title, but royal fans will be happy that the unresolved issue is finally put to rest.

The Queen, who already has a shared passion with Camilla, kicked off her Platinum Jubilee celebrations this weekend by hosting a reception for local community groups at Sandringham House.

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In her Platinium Jubilee message, the Queen also showed gratitude for the people she had met in the last 70 years. She said, "This anniversary also affords me a time to reflect on the goodwill shown to me by people of all nationalities, faiths and ages in this country and around the world over these years. 

"I would like to express my thanks to you all for your support. I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me. 

She finished her message, which was issued from Sandringham House, by looking to the future, and went on to say, "And so as I look forward to continuing to serve you with all my heart, I hope this Jubilee will bring together families and friends, neighbours and communities – after some difficult times for so many of us – in order to enjoy the celebrations and to reflect on the positive developments in our day-to-day lives that have so happily coincided with my reign."

The Queen, who this weekend is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee five months before the bank holiday celebration, took her role on the throne 70 years ago—on 6th February 1952, after her father, George VI, passed away. 

Sarah Finley
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