All indications point to the fact that Prince Charles and Camilla are preparing for life as Britain’s next king and queen, but one report is circulating that suggests the couple could instead be heading for splitsville.
The wild claims are published in New Idea magazine and suggest that Charles is set to take the throne on the Queen’s 95th birthday - but can only do so without his longtime love by his side.
Palace insiders reportedly remain convinced the controversial beginning to their relationship is reason enough to keep Camilla from the throne.
“This is a worry for Charles,” the unnamed source told the magazine, adding: “he will need Camilla to be more popular, especially if he is going to be king.”
For someone who’s spent more than 70 years preparing to take his place as monarch, insiders say this may even take precedence over the marriage he fought so hard to have.
However, this wild speculation runs contrary to the couple’s otherwise unshakeable relationship, with the pair continuing to put on a united front up.
In fact, the same report quotes another insider who reveals Charles’ intentions to spend the rest of his life with Camilla.
“He wants to make Camilla his queen, and he is taking on more and more responsibilities as the Queen gets older,” reveals the source.
Charles has long made his intention to ascend the throne with Camilla by his side known, a viewpoint which was confirmed by royal author Robert Jobson.
“There will have to be a change in the law for her not to be the Queen Consort,” he told The Express at the end of last year.
“She will be Queen Consort if he becomes the King, there is no question about that.”
Prince Charles married Camilla, the now-Duchess of Cornwall in 2005, a decade after his split from Diana, Princess of Wales.
Similarly, Camilla was married to Andrew Parker-Bowles until 1995, the same year Charles’ intentions to divorce Diana were made public.
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