Duchess Camilla’s Son: It ‘Hasn’t Been Determined’ If She’ll Be Referred to as ‘Queen’

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What’s in a reputation? Duchess Camilla’s son, Tom Parker-Bowles, doesn’t actually know — a minimum of relating to his mom and the royal line of succession.

“I truthfully don’t know if Mum will likely be referred to as queen,” the author, 46, instructed The Times on Thursday, April 29. “That hasn’t been determined. There are a whole lot of fascinating Sky documentaries about that I’m certain, however I truthfully don’t know if that’s true.”

The query of what title Camilla, 73, will use after Prince Charles turns into king has by no means been answered by Buckingham Palace within the years for the reason that couple wed in 2005.

Duchess Camilla's Son Tom Parker-Bowles Says It 'Hasn't Been Decided' If She'll Be Called 'Queen'
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Tom Parker-Bowles. Richard Younger/Shutterstock

On the time of their engagement, the palace launched an announcement noting, “It’s supposed that Mrs Parker Bowles ought to use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to The Throne.”

Since then, nonetheless, some royal watchers have come to consider that Charles, 72, plans to call his spouse Queen Consort when he takes his place on the throne. In 2018, the palace eliminated a bit about what title Camilla will maintain after her husband’s accession from a Regularly Requested Questions part on the prince’s web site.

An insider instructed Us Weekly final yr that the Prince of Wales completely plans to “function king with Duchess Camilla by his aspect” when his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, decides to step down.

“That is one thing he’s dreamed about his total life — he sees it as his birthright, and Her Majesty would discover it extraordinarily tough to deprive him of that,” the supply added.

He additionally already has plans in mind for the Agency beneath his reign. “Charles has made it fairly clear that he intends to slim down the monarchy and cut back the variety of full-time working family members to these within the fast line of succession,” Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell instructed Us in November 2020.

Charles inherited the Duke of Edinburgh title following the death of his father, Prince Philip, on April 9 at age 99. He’ll maintain that title till he turns into king, at which level it would possible go to a different one in all his kin.
“There’s discuss, truly, that when Prince Charles turns into king, the title Duke of Edinburgh will go to Prince Edward, the queen’s fourth baby,” royal biographer Andrew Morton instructed Us earlier this month. “He has been the top of [the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award], which is that this group the place teenage children go tenting and mountain climbing. … Very character constructing.”

Charles is first within the line to the throne, adopted by his eldest son, Prince William. The 38-year-old Duke of Cambridge’s three kids with Duchess KateGeorge, 7, Charlotte, 5, and Louis, 3 — come after their father. That makes Prince Harry sixth in line, however he’ll proceed to fall farther down the road if the Cambridges have extra kids.
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