Camilla’s entrance into the royal family was well documented as a difficult period for both Prince William and Prince Harry following the death of their mother, Princess Diana. However, BAZAAR understands that the Duke of Cambridge has given his complete approval when Queen Elizabeth used the official commencement of her Platinum Jubilee to express her wish for the Duchess of Cornwall to become Queen Consort.
According to a royal insider, William was “happy” by his grandmother’s wishes, which she conveyed the night before the 70th anniversary of her accession to the queen on February 5. They go on to say that the duke was aware of the queen’s decision before it was made public.
When Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, palace spokespeople promised the public that his second wife would not adopt the title of Princess of Wales, despite the fact that she was entitled to it, out of respect for the late Princess Diana. Camilla was also told that she would become Princess Consort, not Queen, to Charles.
However, Clarence House sources claim that the change of plans was not the result of a plot to make Camilla Queen, but rather of “natural progression” as she successfully carried out royal duties and grew closer to the family over the past 17 years.
As per Yahoo, the movie is at odds with public sentiment, with the duchess now polling as the family’s 11th most popular member. According to a YouGov poll conducted last year, 42 percent of Britons believe Camilla should be named Princess Consort, while 26 percent believe she should be given no title at all.
Despite unfavorable reactions on royal social media outlets on Sunday, Camilla’s announcement ensures that she will be present at the first double coronation ceremony since 1937. (George VI and his wife, Elizabeth). Her coronation crown has also been chosen. Palace sources share that the late Queen Mother’s 2,800-diamond-encrusted crown—featuring the controversial 105.6-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond—will be placed on the Duchess of Cornwall’s head when she officially receives her new title.
On Monday, when the dust had settled on the queen’s attention-getting intervention, it was back to business for the monarch. The sovereign returned to Windsor Castle on February 7 to resume “normal duties of audiences, credentials, and privy council meetings”—both in-person and online, according to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson.
The monarch “hopes to attend” at least three royal engagements in March, according to the spokesperson: a diplomatic reception at Windsor Castle, a Commonwealth Day ceremony, and, most notably, a service of thanksgiving for Prince Philip’s life on March 29 at Westminster Abbey.