Shock move by Palace to change Camilla's title after coronation

Camilla may no longer go by Queen Consort.

Queen Consort Camilla will officially be known as 'Queen' after King Charles' coronation in May, according to reports. The coronation will be held on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, with both Charles and Camilla being crowned.

Before her passing in September, the late Queen Elizabeth II shared that it was her "sincere wish" for Camilla be known as Queen Consort "as she continues her own loyal service".

Queen Consort Camilla at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is set to make a major change to Queen Consort Camilla's title after King Charles' coronation. Photo: Getty

Now, insiders at Buckingham Palace have claimed the royal may be ditching the "cumbersome" title and instead use the "simpler" title of Queen.


"There’s a view in the palace that Queen Consort is cumbersome and it might be simpler for Camilla to be known just as the Queen when the time is right," a source told the Daily Mail.

"The Reading Room was a sign of that. Her Majesty is the Queen after all," they said, referring to a charity that was recently renamed. The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room was recently relaunched as the Queen’s Reading Room, without the word 'Consort'.

Charles and Camilla
When Charles and Camilla became engaged in February 2005, Buckingham Palace said she would be known as 'HRH The Princess Consort'. Photo: Getty

"Prince Philip was Prince Consort officially but he wasn’t known as Prince Consort. The Queen would of course still be Queen Consort so the Palace, of course, wouldn’t stop anyone calling Her Majesty that if they so chose."

Buckingham Palace are reportedly looking to the past for examples of changing the titles, with the King George VI's wife Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon called the Queen Consort, but was later known as Queen Elizabeth when her husband was crowned, and then went on to be known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother after his death.

When Charles and Camilla became engaged in February 2005, Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "It is intended that Mrs Parker-Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to the throne."

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