Camilla will be crowned Queen Consort. But what is the difference between Queen Consorts and Queens?
Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall, will be “Queen Consort” as Prince Charles ascends the throne. But what does this title mean? In a Saturday message, the Queen, 95, stated that it was the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth becoming monarch.
The traditional title of a reigning monarch’s wife is “Queen consort.” This title is reserved for female rulers who succeeded to the throne by the line, such as Queen Elizabeth II, who succeeded King George VI.
Although their titles may differ slightly, Camilla will most likely be called Queen Camilla. This is just like Queen Elizabeth was before King George VI’s death. In order to avoid confusion with her daughter, who shares the same first name, she became known as “The Queen Mother”.
The question of whether Camilla would be titled Queen Consort has been widely speculated for many years. Even though a press release shared on Camilla’s 2005 engagement to Prince Charles stated that “it is intended that Mrs. Parker Bowles use the title HRH The Prince Consort upon the accession of The Prince Of Wales To The Throne.”
As a result of Prince Charles’ affair with Princess Diana, the couple’s wedding was controversial. Camilla married Andrew Parker Bowles, her first husband. Camilla’s divorce also influenced her decision to be called “Princess Consort” instead of “Queen Consort” in the future.
Camilla chose to be called Duchess or Princess of Cornwall rather than Princess of Wales. As this title is customary for the wife of Prince William. It was Princess Diana’s title, and Kate Middleton is most likely to inherit it as Prince William becomes the Prince Of Wales.
Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles said to The Times last year that he didn’t know if Mum would be called a queen. This hasn’t been resolved. It’s possible to find a lot of fascinating Sky documentaries, but I don’t know if this is true.
However, there are some very distinct rules regarding the husbands of female monarchs.
Prince Philip gave up his title of Prince of Greece and Denmark to become the Duke of Edinburgh after he married the future Queen. When her father died, she rose to the throne. However, Prince Philip didn’t become a King or Queen Consort that is the correct title for a husband of a ruling monarch.