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Camilla could get unprecedented title when Prince Charles becomes king

There have long been reports that Prince Charles plans to mix things up and slim down the monarchy when he becomes king.

And one way he could do this is by giving his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, an unprecedented title when he ascends the throne.

Usually, the wife of a king uses the title of Queen Consort and ever since they went public with their relationship there has been much discussion about the role his second wife will take when the Queen passes away.

But at the time of their marriage in 2005, an official statement said it is “intended that The Duchess will be known as HRH The Princess Consort”.



At the time of their marriage, it was revealed that Camilla would be known as Princess Consort when Charles becomes king

This would make Camilla, who celebrates her 74th birthday today, the first British royal to ever use the title of Princess Consort.

Public opinion of the Duchess was previously not favourable due to her relationship with Charles, and it is thought this is why she will be known as Princess Consort rather than Queen.

However, royal expert Robert Jobson has previously claimed that Camilla will be Queen and believes the word ‘intended’ was used in the original wording of the statement to give the public time to warm to her.

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Camilla celebrates her 74th birthday today
Camilla celebrates her 74th birthday today

In his book Charles at 70: Thoughts, Hopes And Dreams, he writes: “The critical word in this statement, of course, was ‘intended’. What Clarence House was doing was buying time — time for a hostile public to warm to Camilla.

“Prince Charles, however, has always intended her to become his queen consort. According to an inside source, he’d already decided that before their wedding.”

Meanwhile, in 2018, the Prince of Wales website removed statements saying Camilla will be known as Princess Consort.



The Prince of Wales website removed statements in 2018 saying Camilla will be known as Princess Consort - but Clarence House said this would still be the case
The Prince of Wales website removed statements in 2018 saying Camilla will be known as Princess Consort – but Clarence House said this would still be the case

The title was included in the site’s frequently asked questions section and in Camilla’s biography.

However, Clarence House said at the time that the statement about Camilla’s title when the pair married “has not changed”.

It also added that the changes were made to the website because the issue of Camilla being called Queen had not been raised recently.

A Clarence House spokeswoman said: “Our frequently asked questions are updated regularly.

“This is one question [we have] not been asked by the public for some time, which is why it no longer features.”

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall packs particular tipple when travelling in case of ‘danger’

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall packs particular tipple when travelling in case of 'danger'

In fact, she also likes to ensure she maintains “healthy ageing” by packing specific fitness items.

On a royal tour to Singapore, it was discovered that Camilla is quite a fan of yoga, and tried to practise it while abroad.

Royal author Robert Hardman shared details of this insight in his 2018 book Queen of the World.

“The Duchess is touring a community centre where she turns her hand to art, flower-arranging and cooking, and drops in on a yoga class for senior citizens,” wrote Mr Hardman.

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Camilla body language: Duchess ‘wary’ as she ‘watches Prince Charles in the spotlight’

Camilla body language: Duchess 'wary' as she 'watches Prince Charles in the spotlight'

Judi said: “With her dedication to providing a complimentary body language state for her husband when they attend royal visits together, Camilla will tend to use the kind of poses and behaviours that we can see in these shots of them together.

“She will mirror Charles’s posture so that they are slightly hunched together as they are here, or she will often stand to attention to one side, looking slightly awkward and a little wary as she watches Charles take the spotlight while she waits for her cues.”

Camilla looked more relaxed in pictures when she and Charles were apart, Judi claimed.

The analyst added: “It is also clear from this set of photos though that she is not averse to relaxing a little more and even sharing a joke or laugh when she is not being half of a royal double act.”

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Camilla body language ‘incredibly tactful’ as she lets Prince Charles ‘take spotlight’

Camilla body language 'incredibly tactful' as she lets Prince Charles 'take spotlight'

Judi said: “Charles and Camilla’s body language defines such a complimentary double act that it just has to be responsible for the Prince’s signals of relaxed fun, confidence and good-humour recently when they are out together on royal visits.”

The Duchess is “tactful” when it comes to putting her husband, the future king, first, Judi claimed.

She added: “Camilla is incredibly tactful in terms of her non-verbal signals with him, standing either alongside or just behind her husband with her hands clasped in front of her torso in a gesture that deflects all the attention and spotlight onto Charles.”

Camilla’s body language exudes approval for her husband’s work, Judi explained.

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Camilla Parker Bowles shares her secret to ‘healthy ageing’ while travelling

Camilla Parker Bowles shares her secret to 'healthy ageing' while travelling

Camilla Parker Bowles may be 73, but even at her busiest she is said to prioritise “healthy ageing”. As part of her role as a Royal Family member and wife of Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall is often required to fly long distances and spend time away from the UK representing the UK.

With so much travel experience behind her, the Duchess has come up with a specific packing list to ensure all of her needs are met.

This includes making sure she always packs a specific fitness item to help her remain “supple”.

Camilla is a big fan of both yoga and pilates, ensuring she even gets her practice in while overseas.

In his 2018 book Queen of the World, royal author Robert Hardman revealed she always take a yoga block on her travels to aid her practice.

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“‘Healthy ageing – that’s what we all need,’ she says cheerfully.”

Yoga blocks are said to help make certain poses more accessible, provide support for those practising and even boost strength.

Made from foam, the blocks are also relatively lightweight which means they are fairly easy to transport.

According to insiders, while at a yoga class in Singapore, the Duchess commented on her own love of the practice thanks to its health benefits.

Yoga is not the only self-care regime Camilla engages in on her travels.

According to Hello! magazine, the Duchess of Cornwall has also been known to pack the Bee Venom Mask cream from skincare line Heaven.

As the name suggests, the face mask concoction is made using actual bee venom and has been hailed as a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift.

Camilla is also said to have recommended the product to Kate in the lead up to her wedding.

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‘Slow to thaw’: Princess Anne’s body language with Camilla Parker Bowles shows change

'Slow to thaw': Princess Anne's body language with Camilla Parker Bowles shows change

Camilla has had an important royal role since she married Prince Charles in 2005.

She has often stepped out with Princess Anne and the royals seem to have a close bond.

However, body language expert Judi James claimed this was not always the case.

When Camilla first joined the family, the expert suggested Princess Anne was “slow to thaw”.

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Judi said: “Given their past histories, with Anne having dated Camilla’s ex-husband, the relationship between Anne and Camilla might have been difficult.

“History like that would normally create a sense of embarrassment or discomfort from someone in Anne’s position.

“But [in one photo] she looked as though she might be ignoring or cutting Camilla rather than avoiding her, suggesting she is taking a slow-thaw route to her sister-in-law.

“But now, the two women seem very tolerant of one another to the point of often looking like old friends.”

The expert analysed pictures of the royals at the time and said their body language showed a growing friendship.

She continued: “In 2007, Camilla’s popularity with the public was rising and she was proving her worth as a member of the Firm via some tours abroad with Charles.

“In one photo, sitting in the carriage with Anne, Camilla wears a reasonably relaxed-looking smile.

“It’s the pose of the two women laughing together in the line-up that really seems to signal not just a thawing of the frost between them but a growing sense of close friendship between two women who have so much in common.”

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on March 26, 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 39, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, six, and Louis, three, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

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Prince Charles pays a touching new tribute to Prince Philip in new project with Camilla

Prince Charles pays a touching new tribute to Prince Philip in new project with Camilla

The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room launches its next season on Monday with her husband selecting the first five books. The Instagram page features recommendations alongside exclusive interviews with authors and promotes Camilla’s work with the National Literacy Trust. The charity works with schools to help disadvantaged children improve and develop reading skills. All of Charles’ book selections hold personal meaning to him, but one, in particular, has a special connection to his father.

Each day next week, Camilla will post one of her husband’s selections, starting with Along The Enchanted Way, written by Charles’ friend William Blacker, an architectural conservationist who lives in Romania.

The second book is by another friend Jonathan Dimbleby, who previously wrote Charles’ 1994 biography, The Prince of Wales: An Intimate Portrait. For the book club,

Charles has chosen Dimbleby’s World War 2 history, The Battle Of The Atlantic. The author has written a series of books on the global conflict, including 2021’s Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost The War, but the Prince of Wales’ choice focusses on the critical role the navy played in allowing the Allies to keep fighting the war on so many fronts.

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In 2011, The Queen appointed Prince Philip Lord High Admiral on his 90th birthday. It was a largely ceremonial honour but senior military figures confirmed over the years that he would have attained the highest positions on his own merits had he been able to stay in active service.

Prince Philip’s World War 2 record was evidence of a fast-rising young officer who was destined for greatness. He graduated from Dartmouth military College in 1940 at the top of his class and was appointed midshipman on the HMS Ramilies in the Indian Ocean, tasked with protecting Australian vessels.

It was his transferal to the Mediterranean fleet, however, that saw his career progress as he stepped up as sub-lieutenant of the battleship HMS Valiant. During the Battle of Cape Matapan from March 27-29, 1941, Philip controlled the ship’s searchlights and was highly commended.

Two swift promotions the following year were justified when his quick thinking saved an entire ship from destruction under enemy fire.

In 1942, Philip was transferred to the HMS Wallace, a smaller flotilla vessel, where he was promoted to lieutenant and then first lieutenant, one of the youngest on the Royal Navy.

The Wallace took part in the 1943 invasion of Sicily where it came under heavy bomber fire during a nighttime raid. Philip launched a raft laden with smoke floats. The canisters emitted a wall of smoke and floated away from the Wallace, allowing it to sail away unscathed.

The prince’s final deployment saw him transferred nack to the Pacific Fleet, onboard the HMS Whelp.

Following the war, Philip was an instructor at the HMS Royal Arthur, the Petty Officer school in Wiltshire, before being posted to Malta with his new wife in 1949. On July 16, 1950, Philip was given the rank of lieutenant commander and his own ship, The HMS Magpie.

The time in Malta was reputedly one of the happiest periods for both Philip and Elizabeth. He was able to pursue his own career and she was able to enjoy a relatively anonymous and non-royal life as an officer’s wife.

The failing health of George VI recalled the couple back to royal duties, first to undertake a royal tour of Canada and then to sit on the Privy Council. Philip’s active military career was officially over. 

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Camilla makes faux pas with matching mask as she steps out in new blue coat at Royal Ascot

Camilla makes faux pas with matching mask as she steps out in new blue coat at Royal Ascot

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall was seen at the racecourse with her husband Prince Charles. The royals arrived by car rather than carriage as Queen Elizabeth II was not present. Camilla wore a stylish coat and appeared to hold her face mask instead of putting it on.

Camilla has often worn blue ensembles for royal engagements but it seems to be the first time she has stepped out in that particular number.

The coat had long sleeves and hidden latches which held it closed.

Camilla’s garment cut off at the knee and she appeared to be wearing a light blue skirt underneath.

She matched the coat to a blue striped face mask which she held in front of her face.

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The royal opted to keep her legs bare and wore a pair of cream pumps with a notable black toe cap.

Camilla has worn the heels on many occasions and they are thought to be by designer Chanel.

She held a light grey leather clutch bag in her left hand.

In line with the Royal Ascot dress code, Camilla styled her look with a hat.

Camilla also wore a three string pearl necklace which is a piece of jewellery she is rarely seen without.

She sported the Four Strand Pearl Chokers with Diamond Clasps.

The chain is held up with four rows of pearls and has a central diamond clasp which is surrounded by three rows of diamonds.

The Duchess of Cornwall also had on her £100,000 diamond engagement ring.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall packs specific outfit when travelling to show respect

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall packs specific outfit when travelling to show respect

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is quite a jet-setter, travelling abroad for both royal duties alongside husband Prince Charles, and for leisure purposes. However, when doing so there is one very specific outfit which she must pack in her suitcase.

Alas, this rule is one that was created from experience.

In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II was representing the monarchy in Kenya alongside Prince Philip.

Sadly, it was during this trip that she was informed of the passing of her father King George VI.

Due to the sudden nature of his death, Queen Elizabeth realised she had not even thought to pack a black ensemble for her trip to the hot country.

This meant that, upon her return to London, she would not have the correct mourning attire to wear when disembarking the aircraft.

Luckily, her staff were on hand in the UK to collect a garment for her and have it delivered to the airport in time for her landing.

Her Royal Highness stayed firmly parked onboard the aircraft until the outfit had been brought to her.

She was then able to emerge from the aeroplane in her respectful outfit.

The black garment is not the only royal fashion rule which is often imposed on family members travelling abroad for duties.

Royal Family members must also try and show respect for the countries they are visiting by donning clothing made by local designers.

“When packing looks for a state trip it is considered respectful, good etiquette and customary to shop from the designers from that country, or looks that reflect the style and culture of the destination,” Anne Chertoff chief operating officer at New York-based Beautmont Etiquette told Express.co.uk.

“For example, when Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge travelled with Prince William to India in 2016 she wore a memorable white and blue dress by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan when the couple visited the Taj Mahal.”

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Princess Anne body language with Camilla shows change: 'Unwilling to be more than frosty'

Princess Anne body language with Camilla shows change: 'Unwilling to be more than frosty'

Camilla joined the Royal Family when she married Prince Charles in 2005.

Although the royals knew each other for years before, it was not until after this date Princess Anne and Camilla were regularly seen together in public.

During one of their first outings, shortly after the wedding, body language expert Judi James suggested there was no obvious rapport between them.

“There seems to be a sense of exclusion here as Anne stands closer to her brother to apparently push Camilla out of the small group here, even raising her arm so that her elbow forms a barrier gesture,” she told Express.co.uk.

“Both Charles and Anne look grim-faced here, rather than sociable.

“At the poses after their wedding the Queen and Philip stood back and away from the couple on the steps, which prevented any happy family photographs being taken.

“It looks very much as though Anne is equally unwilling to look anything more than frosty here, too.”

Shortly after on a trip to the races, the expert suggested Camilla looked relaxed but Princess Anne was more “tense”.

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She added: “Camilla’s chatty pose here suggests she’s now relaxed in Anne’s company and her erect thumbs as she speaks is a signal of pleasure and enthusiasm.

“Anne looks more tense, sitting with her bag on her lap in a barrier gesture that normally signals a desire to flee and her frown suggests she might have preferred more of a sport-related companion.”

However, Judi claimed any “tension” seen in their public body language relaxed over the following years.

Only a couple of years after joining the family, Camilla was seen sharing a joke with Princess Anne.

“This pose isn’t about social smiling, it shows two friends sharing a joke.

“Both appear delighted with one another’s company.

“These two women now seem more than happy to share a friendship that looks both warm and humour-based.

“It’s Charles who is more excluded now as they chat together using relaxed body postures and engaged eye contact.”

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