Status: 06.02.2022 04:49 a.m
On the occasion of her 70th anniversary of the throne, the Queen made a statement to the public: In it she declared that Duchess Camilla should one day bear the title “Queen Consort” alongside heir apparent Charles.
According to Queen Elizabeth II, Duchess Camilla should one day bear the title of Queen alongside the heir to the throne, Prince Charles. “It is my sincere wish that when the time comes, Camilla will be known as the ‘Queen Consort,'” the monarch wrote in a statement released by the palace to mark her 70th anniversary of the throne.
That the wives of kings are crowned as “Queen Consort” (king consort) is actually the rule. This was also the case with the mother and grandmother of the current Queen. However, in the case of Camilla, who was blamed for breaking up Prince Charles and Princess Diana decades ago, the issue has long been moot.
Around Charles’ and Camilla’s wedding 17 years ago, there was a public debate about whether Camilla should one day bear the title or not. It had previously been expected that 74-year-old Camilla would be dubbed the “Prince Consort”.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla said they were “touched and honored” by the Queen’s gesture, according to the PA news agency.
Your old promise renewed
In her statement on her 70th anniversary on the throne, the 95-year-old monarch renewed her pledge to serve her people for the rest of her life. “It gives me joy to renew the promise I made in 1947 that my life will always be dedicated to service,” she wrote.
For decades, the declaration made by the Queen in 1947, before the start of her reign, has been taken as a promise that she would not abdicate before the end of her life. The then princess said in a speech: “I declare that my whole life, be it short or long, should be devoted to service.”
The Queen is celebrating her 70th anniversary on the throne today. It is the first anniversary of her accession to the throne, which the 95-year-old Queen has to celebrate without her husband Prince Philip, who died last year.
Elizabeth’s father George VI died February 6, 1952, making his eldest daughter Queen. No monarch before her has held the throne of the United Kingdom longer than Elizabeth II. The Queen is celebrating her anniversary at the country estate of Sandringham in East England. There shouldn’t be a big celebration until the beginning of June.