Learn what Camilla’s title will be when Prince Charles takes the throne

Ksenia Novikova
Feb 08, 2019
05:48 A.M.
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Prince Charles is first in line to ascend the throne of British Monarch. But the royal title for his wife is still in doubt.


As the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles is all set to inherit the throne after her. But there is much speculation about what title would his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, hold.

As reported by Town & Country, Prince Charles' residence Clarence House announced in 2005 that Camilla would become a 'Princess Consort' after Charles inherits the crown. It would be the first time anyone would use that title rather than the traditional 'Queen Consort.'

The source reported that such a decision from the royal couple came because of the widespread criticism of the marriage between Prince Charles and Camilla


In an interview with People, Sally Bedell Smith, the author of Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbably Life, stated that Camilla has every right by common law and tradition to be titled as the Queen.

However, due to the controversial marriage and the fact that "Diana was so uppermost in many people's mind," they had to come up with a "made up" notion of 'Princess Consort.'

The source further informed that today, the reputation of Camilla has slightly changed among the public because of her years of tireless efforts. So, Charles now wants a queen rather than a princess by his side when he ascends the throne.


Reminding about the tradition, Smith further wrote that traditionally, the wives of sovereign kings take the title of Queen Consort while the husbands of the ruling queens do not change their title. This was what Prince Phillip did when he got married to Queen Elizabeth II.

Although a poll conducted by Express suggested that about 67 percent of the British population are not in favor of Camilla taking the title of the Queen, reports suggest that Prince Charles does not like the idea of calling her 'Princess Consort.'

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