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Camilla Parker Bowles receives backlash after it is announced that she will be named Queen Consort

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Camilla Parker Bowles will be named Queen Consort. Pic credit: ©ImageCollect.com/Acepixs

Over the weekend, Queen Elizabeth II stated that she would like Camilla Parker Bowles to be named Queen Consort upon Charles’ ascension to the throne and social media users are not happy about it. 

Camilla to be named Queen Consort 

The Queen issued a statement for her Platinum Jubilee over the weekend. She stated: ”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. And 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; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”

This also means that Camilla will be crowned and anointed alongside Prince Charles at his coronation. 

This is news, as previously it was believed that Camilla would be named Princess Consort. In a press release shared on the day of Camilla’s 2005 engagement to Prince Charles, it was stated: “It is intended that Mrs. Parker Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to The Throne. 

But, what is the difference between Queen Consort and Queen?

“Queen Consort” is the title for the wife of a reigning monarch, while the title “Queen” is reserved for those who become monarch through the line of succession, as did Queen Elizabeth II. 

Camilla faces backlash after announcement that she will be named Queen Consort

Although Charles and Camilla were happy with the announcement, not everyone felt the same way. 

Many people took to Twitter to express their disdain over the news. 

Some alluded to the fact that only Princess Diana was worthy of becoming a queen. 

Some used Diana’s image to express disapproval.

Others brought up Camilla and Charles’ affair. 

Tweet on future Queen Consort
A tweet calls out Camilla and Charles’ affair. Pic credit: @EccentricPoor/Twitter

According to Charles’ authorized biography, he began an affair with Camilla in 1986, while he was married to Diana. They went public with their relationship in 1998, the year after Diana’s death. 

Some people are defending Camilla’s right to be Queen Consort

There are some people who came to Camilla’s defense, though.

A few mentioned that Diana died 25 years ago, so the public should move on.

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Tweet explaining that Diana has passed away, and Camilla should be respected. Pic credit: @GoldenGirls85/Twitter

Others mentioned that Camilla has proved herself as a loyal member of the royal family. 

Tweet about future Queen Consort
A tweet in favor of Camilla Parker Bowles. Pic credit: @MariaCarnivale/Twitter

Based on the backlash, it seems Camilla Parker Bowles becoming Queen Consort has been a polarizing decision.

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  1. Shame on the Queen for rewarding the person who committed adultery with Charles, caused great betrayal against Diana which led to a total breakdown of the family. Utterly wrong.

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  2. The import-nt question is wh-t do Princes Willi-m -nd H-rry think of the wom-n who w-s the source of so much grief for their mother becoming Queen? Sh-me on Her M-jesty.

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  3. Well I suppose if you’re married to the King you’re the Queen consort. If she’s still married to him when he’s King that’s her title.

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  4. I don’t understand how charles can be king when he is divorced himself and he is married to a divorced woman. Charles’ uncle had to advocate the crown in order to marry a divorced woman, so shouldn’t charles have to advocate as well and let William become king?

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  5. William is poised to become the next typical bonehead, entitled royal like His father….Harry is the smart one….He sees through the B.S.

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  6. She should never be Queen consort,… shameful!! Shame on the Queen. Princess Diana is one one deserving of that title… Certainly NOT CAMILLA, and adulterer.

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  7. Camilla is a home wrecker and does not deserve the title of queen consort. Shame on the Queen! You always talk about keeping up British standards. Are extra-marital affairs now a British standard to live up to? I hope the British public strongly rejects this inappropriate “awarding” of title – for bad behavior!

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  8. Charles and Camilla used a young girl to give Charles his Heir and spare and then got back to being a couple. They had friends that invited them to their homes so their affair could continue in private. Diana was starved for love and affection from her husband who gave it not to his wife but Camilla. Charles was sleeping with Camilla while she was married and he wants us to believe. he wasn’t sleeping with her after he was married They are both not fit to be King and Queen and it is an insult to Queen Elizabeth after her devoted service to her Country and it’s people.

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