Will Camilla, Queen Consort, become Queen?

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The title of Queen Consort Camilla, who was previously the Duchess of Cornwall is expected to change following King Charles’ coronation,

Camilla Parker-Bowles, who is Charles’ second wife, was made the Duchess of Cornwall when the pair married in 2005. Upon marrying King Charles in 2005, who was Prince of Wales at the time, Camilla decided not to use the Princess of Wales title, which had been used by his ex-wife Princess Diana.

In an unprecedented move, she became the Queen Consort following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September last year, after her husband became the monarch.

The title was originally known as the “Princess Consort” but Queen Elizabeth II announced that it was her “sincere wish” that the Duchess of Cornwall will be known as Queen Consort when Charles becomes King.

As Charles’ coronation approaches, on 7 May, Camilla’s title could potentially change while her husband is officially declared and crowned as the monarch.

Will Queen Consort Camilla become Queen?

The Duchess of Cornwall will not become Queen because the throne can only be inherited. This means that members who are married into the royal family cannot take the throne.

However, the title of Queen consort as she “continues her own loyal service”, Queen Elizabeth II said before her death.

In her written message, the late monarch said: “I would like to express my thanks to you all for your support. I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me.

Camilla is expected to be crowned alongside her husband at his coronation


“And when, in 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 that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”

Previously, when Charles and Camilla married, it