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What Will Camilla’s Title Be When Prince Charles Takes The Throne?

It's complicated!

Queen Elizabeth II recently celebrated her 92nd birthday, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be relinquishing her position anytime soon. Her eldest son Prince Charles is the first in line to the throne whenever the Queen should pass away. There is a rumor he will take the title of His Majesty King George VII, opting to use his middle name instead of “Charles.”

In addition to the title Prince Charles will eventually use, there is also a question about whether his wife, Camilla, whose title is Duchess of Cornwall, will become queen.

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According to Town & Country, in 2005 Clarence House—Prince Charles’ residence—shared that Camilla would become a “Princess Consort” when her husband takes the throne. However, since then, all references to “Princess Consort” have been removed from the royal couple’s website. Additionally, as king, Prince Charles would have the power to change her title to “Queen Consort.”

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However, there still seems to be some bad blood between the British people and Camilla, given the affair she had with Prince Charles while he was married to Princess Diana.

The prince originally met Camilla in the early 1970s. She married an Army officer, Andrew Parker Bowles (pictured below), and he married Diana Spencer. They continued their affair throughout their marriages, and after their divorces (and Princess Diana’s death), the couple eventually married in 2005.

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Despite their long-term relationship, in a recent poll conducted by Express, 67 percent of the population are not in favor of Camilla taking the title of Queen at the time of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing or abdication.

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It may be another decade before Prince Charles ascends the throne, so only time will tell how the British royal family sorts this one out. In the meantime, the family has other priorities on their plates.

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Not only is the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the horizon on May 19, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—aka Prince William and Kate Middleton—welcomed their third child on April 23.

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While the royal couple headed home less than 7 hours after Middleton delivered in a London hospital, the couple announced the baby boy’s name—Louis Arthur Charles—on April 27.

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