Will Camilla Parker Bowles Be Called ‘Queen’? Royal Experts Weigh in

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Sure, Camilla Parker Bowles is prepared to stand alongside her husband, Prince Charles, when and if Queen Elizabeth steps down as monarch and he becomes king. However, her *exact* future title is still unknown.

The family hasn’t confirmed any details, but now many believe that the queen will actually grant the Duchess of Cornwall the prestigious title of Queen Consort, versus Princess Consort (which is what she’s currently slated to be called). You see, the monarch recently gave Bowles another moniker: Royal Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Although it’s just one of many she’s received over the years, it’s indicative of Bowles’s close-knit relationship with Queen Elizabeth. And since the queen will bestow the duchess’s future title, it seems possible that she’d choose the more powerful of the two.

To explain the complicated process, royal historian ​​Hugo Vickers sat down for an exclusive interview with The Daily Mail. “It paves the way for the Duchess to become not only Queen by right when Prince Charles succeeds to the throne, but Queen by name,” he told the outlet.

And he’s not the only one who feels this way. Royal biographer Penny Junor previously predicted the same outcome, saying, “My guess is she will be queen. I don’t think Charles would want her to be called anything else.”

Queen Elizabeth already appointed Prince Charles as her successor back in April 2018 when she issued a formal request for the Commonwealth Heads of Government.

As for Bowles’s future title, only time will tell.

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