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.