Her Majesty, Queen Camilla (Consort)
At the beginning of 2022, in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne, Queen Elizabeth II announced: “When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife, Camilla, the same support that you have given me. It is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”
So, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, we now have Camilla, Queen Consort. What does this title mean? A Queen Consort is the female partner, spouse, or companion to the King. Camilla will take the title of Queen Consort, which indicates that she is the spouse of a King, instead of the title of Queen, because members that marry into the royal family can’t inherit the throne. The title doesn’t come with any powers and is ceremonial, with the consort of a monarch expected to “provide companionship and moral practical support.”
As Queen Consort, Camilla will be crowned and anointed during King Charles’ coronation. However, Camilla’s ceremony will be much simpler.
In practice, Camilla will probably not be called Queen Consort, but simply Queen Camilla.
I, of course, will be following Queen Camilla…her fashion and lifestyle.
I wonder if they will still tend to their chickens. Folks who raise chickens are not all bad.
Queen Consort Camilla is a lady with classic British sensibilities and style. I wish her and King Charles a long and happy reign.
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