Palace to drop ‘Consort’ from Queen Camilla’s title after King’s coronation

Buckingham Palace is set give Camilla the full title of "Queen" rather than "Queen Consort" after her husband King Charles III 's coronation in May.

The first sign of a possible change came last week when Camilla launched the "Queen's Reading Room" after updating the name of her charity from the Duchess of Cornwall.

MailOnline reported that some believe the Court Circular, the official register of Royal engagements, will soon cement the important change.

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A source said Prince Philip was Prince Consort officially, but he wasn’t known as Prince Consort.

They added: "There’s a view in the Palace that Queen Consort is cumbersome and it might be simpler for Camilla to be known just as the Queen when the time is right.

"The Reading Room was a sign of that. Her Majesty is the Queen after all." 

"The Queen would of course still be Queen Consort so the Palace of course wouldn’t stop anyone calling Her Majesty that if they so chose."

When she married the then Prince of Wales in 2005, it was believed that Camilla would never be called Queen when he eventually ascended to the throne.

She had held a long-standing relationship with Charles, even while he was involved in his ill-fated marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales.

When Charles became engaged to Camilla, then Parker Bowles, in February 2005 a Buckingham Palace statement said: "It is intended that Mrs Parker Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to The Throne."

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In an official statement released by Buckingham Palace on the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne, Queen Elizabeth II, who died last last year, said: "It is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service."

When Charles and Camilla married in April 2005, she did not take on the title of Princess of Wales, as it was so associated with Diana, the mother of Charles' children William and Harry.

A Royal source added: "There’s a feeling that the time will come when it’s simpler all round to refer to Camilla simply as our Queen. Until then she will be referred to as Queen Consort."


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