Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, has breathed her last at Balmoral Palace surrounded by loved ones after 70 years on the throne. He was 96 years old. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest son Charles III became the King of England according to tradition.
Queen Elizabeth announced earlier this year that her current ‘Queen Consort’ will be Charles’ wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. But from an ordinary woman to ‘queen consort’, Camilla had to pass the path of a friend. Especially after Charles’ divorce with the hugely popular Princess Diana, Camellia had to navigate a mountain of controversy to make herself acceptable as Charles’s wife.
Over the years, Camilla has been criticized for ruining the Charles-Diana fairytale royal love story. Princess Diana also complained in an interview with the BBC in 1995 that ‘there were three of us in this wedding’ – she, Charles and his long-time lover Camilla.
Diana is even said to have called her love rival a ‘Rottweiler’.
Camilla was born on June 17, 1947 in a British aristocratic family.
Prince Charles first met the young Camilla at a polo match in the early 1970s with the confident and attractive Camilla. Later they became close. However, three years after meeting Charles for the first time, Camilla married Andrew Parker Bowles, a British army officer, in 1973. Among the royal guests at their wedding were the Queen’s sisters, Princess Margaret and Princess Anne.
Bowles-Camilla also have two children. However, Camilla and Charles remain attracted to each other. Even after the royal wedding with Princess Diana in 1981, Charles could not forget Camilla.
There were many whispers about Camilla and Charles’s secret romance at that time. Andrew Parker Bowles and Camilla divorced in 1995. Just a year later, Princess Diana and Charles ended their relationship.
After Diana’s death in a car accident in Paris in 1997, Charles and Camilla kept their relationship under wraps. After that, Charles and Camilla gradually began to appear together in public. It gradually comes to light that they are living together as husband and wife.
After months of careful planning, they made their first public appearance in 1999. After that, there is no doubt about their relationship.
At one time, everyone accepted them as a couple. They got married in 2005. Queen Elizabeth II was also present at their wedding.
However, even after her marriage to Charles, the controversy over Camilla’s title remained. Although traditionally the king’s wife is the queen. But what Camilla’s title would be if Charles became king was a big question for years. His position in the monarchy has always been a sensitive issue. Camilla’s position in the monarchy as Charles’ second wife has always been a sensitive issue after the death of Princess Diana.
Palace officials have said for years that Camilla would likely be given the title of ‘princess consort’ rather than the traditional ‘queen consort’ if Charles becomes king.
According to palace officials, the title ‘Princess Consort’ has no precedent in the history of the British monarchy. A similar title ‘Prince Consort’ was used only once for Queen Victoria’s husband, Albert. But when Queen Elizabeth II publicly announced that Camilla would be given the title of ‘Queen Consort’ if her son Prince Charles became king. After that, the debate ended. Camilla will even wear the Kohinoor’s crown on Charles’s inauguration as king. Source: AFP