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Queen confirms ‘Camilla will become Queen’ when Charles ascends to the throne

Camilla will become Queen Consort when Charles becomes King, it has been confirmed for the first time.

The Queen has used her Platinum Jubilee message to the nation to back the Duchess of Cornwall in a significant move to shape the future of the monarchy on her historic milestone.

In a statement by the Palace, it said: ‘Elizabeth II has expressed her ‘sincere wish’ that Camilla be given the title when Charles ascends to the throne, telling the public ‘I know you will give them the same support you have given me’.

As she reached her 70th year on the throne, Elizabeth II set out her hopes for her daughter-in-law, once a royal mistress and now certain to be called Queen and crowned at Charles’s side. 

The 95-year-old said in the written message: ‘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.

‘And 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; 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.’

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