The rumors about the royal family and the upcoming coronation of King Charles III are nowhere near quieting down. The highly debated topic right now is whether Camilla, the wife of King Charles III will remain the Queen Consort or become a legitimate Queen.
It’s not a secret for anyone that while Camilla might’ve been technically accepted by the public, she’s unlikely to be as loved and adored as Princess Diana was. After all, despite having married Charles after years of being his mistress, she remains “the other woman” in the eyes of the British public.
But there are rumors spreading around that after the coronation Camilla might change her title from “Queen Consort ” to “Queen”. Apparently, that’s something that King Charles has been working on for over a decade, convincing his late mother Queen Elizabeth II that this is what should happen and that Camilla deserves this title as his wife.
However, we all remember what Queen Elizabeth II said before her death. She said that she would be happy to have Camilla become “Queen Consort”, not “the Queen”. So is there something we don’t know about yet? Perhaps some documents that the late Queen Elizabeth II left behind that have yet to be announced to the public? Or is this whole title-changing business simply unfounded speculation?
We will find out for sure after the coronation that is set to take place on May 6th, 2023. Until then, however, the British public, and everyone who’s interested in the life and business of the royal family can only debate whether it’s a good idea or not and express their feelings on the matter.
Speaking of feelings on the matter, it’s not only the public opinion that Charles and Camilla have to take into consideration when deciding to change the title, but also the feelings of their family. Prince Harry and William, wouldn’t be happy with the decision to give Camilla the title of the Queen, after all, that was a title that was destined for their mother, Princess Diana. And since Camilla’s interference in their life ultimately caused all of them a lot of heartache and subsequently led to Diana’s demise, they would not take such a decision lightly.
Another thing to consider in this situation is the whole procedure of changing Camilla’s title, going against the wishes of of other members of the royal family, and the repercussions this will have for The Crown, an institution based on strict adherence to rules and traditions.