Here's How Camilla's Role Will Change Now That Charles Is King Of England

Taylor Sakellis
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and King Charles, Prince of Wales known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay when in Scotland pose in front of Robert Burns’ Cottage,
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It's hard to believe that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. The news of the monarch's passing has sent shock waves across the world and left millions feeling like their one constant is now gone.

As we look to the future of the Royal Family, here's how King Charle's wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will change her role to better suit her husband's new title.

On Thursday, September 8th, it was announced that HM Queen Elizabeth II died at 96.

The news came after an earlier statement indicated that the monarch was being monitored closely by doctors who were "concerned" for her wellbeing.

Shortly after her passing, it was announced that her eldest son, Charles, was now King Charles III.

So, what does this mean for his wife and longtime love, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall?

Well, as it turns out, it means a few things will change!

When Charles and Camilla quietly wed back in 2005, Camilla let it be known that she intended to use the title "princess consort" — a first in Royal history.

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As reported by Sky News, the decision to take that title was seen as an acknowledgment to the public, who was finding it difficult to accept Camilla in the years following Diana's death.

For that same reason, Camilla decided not to use the Princess of Wales title (which had been used by the late Diana) and instead opted for the Duchess of Cornwall, thus styling herself on Charles's other title.

"I was scrutinised for such a long time that you just have to find a way to live with it," she said in a recent interview with British Vogue.

"Nobody likes to be looked at all the time and, you know, criticised... but I think in the end, I sort of rise above it and get on with it."

Over the years, many Royal fans have been worn over by Camilla's humility and dedication to her service.

In fact, a YouGov poll carried out in late 2021 ranked the 75-year-old as the 10th most popular royal.

Now that her husband Charles is King of England, it means Camilla's role in the Royal family will change.

"She is to Charles what Prince Philip was to Elizabeth. She is not in competition with him. She is there purely to support him," said Royal author Ms Junor, as per Sky News.

Back in February, Queen Elizabeth requested for Camilla to take on the title of Queen Consort when it was time to do so.

"And when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me, and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service," HM said at the time.

Camilla will now be known as Camilla, Queen Consort as her husband is now King Charles III.

While speaking with British Vogue, Camilla explained how she and Charles always make time for one another even on their most hectic days.

"It's not easy sometimes, but we do always try to have a point in the day when we meet," she said.

"Sometimes it's like ships passing in the night, but we always sit down together and have a cup of tea and discuss the day. We have a moment. It's lovely to catch up when we have a bit of time."

It seems like Camilla will be a great pillar of strength for Charles as he steps into his new role as King.