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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Won't Be Called Queen When Prince Charles Becomes King

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Won't Be Called Queen When Prince Charles Becomes King

As Prince Charles waits to take over the throne from mom Queen Elizabeth, The Palace is setting the record straight on what his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will be called when he becomes King.

As the 71-year-old heir to the throne’s second wife, Camilla, 72, will not be given the title Queen Consort, but instead will use the title HRH The Princess Consort, Clarence House confirmed in a new statement.

“The intention is for the Duchess to be known as Princess Consort when the Prince accedes to the Throne,” a spokesperson for the royal couple told The Times. “This was announced at the time of the marriage and there has been absolutely no change at all.”

Back when Prince Charles and Camilla married in 2005, Clarence House announced, “It is intended that Mrs Parker Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to The Throne.”

It is customary that the reigning King’s wife will receive the title of Queen Consort, but since this is Prince Charles‘ second marriage, Camilla will not be given that title.

When Prince William takes the throne, his wife Kate Middleton will then be known as HRH Queen Consort.

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