Prince Charles speaks after Queen backs Camilla in bombshell announcement

Prince Charles has spoken out in support of his ‘darling’ wife Camilla, just hours after it was announced by Her Majesty that the 74-year-old will become Queen.

In a rare move from the Queen, the night before the anniversary of her accession to the throne on February 6, she asked the public to support her wishes for Camilla to become Queen Consort when the time comes for Prince Charles to take over the throne.

Prince Charles, Camilla and the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony
Prince Charles has paid to his 'darling' wife Camilla. Photo: Getty Images

Now, Prince Charles has opened up about his mother’s wishes in his own statement about his mother’s reign of 70 years in the Commonwealth.

“On this historic day, my wife and I join you all in congratulating Her Majesty The Queen on the remarkable achievement of serving this nation, the realms and Commonwealth for seventy years,” he said.


“The Queen’s devotion to the welfare of all her people inspires still greater admiration with each passing year.

“We are deeply conscious of the honour represented by my mother’s wish.

Camilla, Charles, the Queen, the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Queen expressed her wishes for Camilla to become Queen Consort when the time comes. Photo: Getty Images

“As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout.

“The year of this unprecedented Platinum Jubilee brings an opportunity for us all to come together in celebrating the service of The Queen, by whose example we will continue to be led in the years to come.”

A spokesperson told Harper’s Bazaar that Prince Charles and Camilla were "touched and honored by Her Majesty's words."

Prince Charles and Camilla  sitting on a bench laughing
Prince Charles and Camilla are said to be 'touched' by the Queen statement. Photo: Getty Images
Prince Charles statement about Camilla becoming Queen
Prince Charles released his own statement after the Queen. Photo: Instagram/Clarence House

Meanwhile. Buckingham Palace released a new picture of the Queen in honour of her Jubilee celebration, showing her sitting on a chair in the Sandringham Palace smiling as she looks away from the camera.

A poignant picture of her late father, King George VI, can be seen in the background and her famous red royal box full of papers is placed in front of her on a table.

It’s believed the Queen will spend the momentous day in private at Sandringham, honouring her late father, whose death marked the beginning of her reign.

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