She is the wife of the future King of the United Kingdom and 15 other countries and future (probable) head of the Commonwealth and the second highest ranking woman in the realm, yet for some reason people are still trying to deny her the position at her husband’s side in the role he will one day fulfil.
At the time of their marriage five years ago, it was announced that Camilla would assume the Princess Consort title when Charles became King, rather than assuming the traditional title taken by wives of Kings for centuries of Queen Consort.
When this decision was publicised by Clarence House, it was met always with a degree of ambivalence. Many people at the time were unsure of the new Duchess of Cornwall and were even less sure about the idea of this woman, whom the press did not report favourably on, becoming the Queen.
It is worth pointing out at this point that whatever happens, Camilla will automatically become Queen, though the title she bears when Prince Charles is King is down to choice, in the same way that Camilla is now Princess of Wales, though doesn’t use that title.
Now, 5 years on from their marriage and over 15 years after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales we should stop and think – what exactly do some people still hold against the Duchess of Cornwall?
Her recent trip to Paris may have not been the most covered Royal event of the century, but those who even briefly followed the events will be aware of the impact she had on those she visited and how genuine her warmth and interest was.
Even though Clarence House seem to have stuck to their guns at the moment on the Camilla, Princess Consort discussion, Prince Charles has indicated that he isn’t ruling out the possibility of a Queen Camilla, the BBC reported in 2010 that Prince Charles ‘wants Camilla crowned alongside him as Queen Consort’.
Also, for what purpose are we denying the wife of Prince Charles the title of Queen? To punish her? To try and shut her out?, again; why?
As far as I’m concerned, we should expect (and hope for) a Queen Camilla one day.