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On September 8, the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 was announced. The monarch spent 70 years on the throne of Great Britain and for a long time the crowds had no one else to call ‘Queen’, but now with the death of Elizabeth II things have changed.
After seven decades, the United Kingdom has a new woman to call queen. Charles’s wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be known as Queen Consort, a title she came to with the blessing of Queen Elizabeth II after years of uncertainty.
Camilla, the second wife of King Charles arrives at Buckingham Palace
This uncertainty dates back to the days before her marriage to Prince Charles. It wasn’t always a given that Camila, 75, would take the title from her, even though it doesn’t give her any of the sovereign’s powers, The Associated Press notes.
Although the wife of a king is traditionally crowned queen, the question of what title Camilla would hold when Charles became king has been a complicated one for many years. This is due to the sensitivity aroused by her condition as her second wife.