- Queen Elizabeth made an official statement
- Duchess Camilla will become Queen Consort
- She gets the title when Prince Charles is king
Today, Feb. 6, is exactly 70 years to the day since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the British throne. On the occasion of this huge milestone, the monarch addressed a few words to her people.
The Queen wants support for Charles and Camilla
After the Queen said her thanks for decades of support, the 95-year-old monarch 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."
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The Queen, thanking the nation for its loyalty and affection, says it is her 'sincere wish' that the Duchess of Cornwall becomes #QueenConsort when Prince Charles becomes king.
She signs her masterfully-penned #AccessionDay message 'Your servant Elizabeth' pic.twitter.com/CeQILsmgIx
The Queen then expressed her historic wish for Duchess Camilla: "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."
A "consort" is the spouse of a ruling monarch. Previously, "Princess Consort" was rumoured to be Camilla's title when Charles becomes king. But her mother-in-law now wants to elevate her to Queen Consort.
So, the debate about Camilla's new title finally appears to be over. The news has been met with a mixed response online, as Duchess Camilla is still unpopular with many royal fans.
But it looks like she has the Queen on her side.