Camilla issues statement after being named future Queen Consort 4 months ago

Camilla issues statement after being named future Queen Consort

Queen Elizabeth II announced earlier this week that Camilla will be known as the Queen Consort once Prince Charles becomes King.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has publicly acknowledged the Queen's recent announcement that, when Charles ascends the thrown, Camilla's official title will be the Queen Consort.

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Queen Elizabeth II made the surprise announcement over the weekend during her Platinum Jubilee which marked her 70 years on the throne.

There, she wrote: "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 the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service."

Camilla has since reacted publicly to the news, claiming that she is "honoured" and "touched" by the title at her first public engagement this week.

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Following the announcement over the weekend, her husband Prince Charles said that he was "deeply conscious" of the "honour" of his mother's wishes.

As reported by the Daily Mail, his full statement read: "On this historic day, my wife and I join you all in congratulating Her Majesty The Queen on the remarkable achievement of serving this nation, the Realms and Commonwealth for seventy years. The Queen's devotion to the welfare of all her people inspires still greater admiration with each passing year.

"We are deeply conscious of the honour represented by my mother's wish. As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout.

"The year of this unprecedented Platinum Jubilee brings an opportunity for us all to come together in celebrating the service of The Queen, by whose example we will continue to be led in the years to come."

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