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Queen Elizabeth II wants Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to be 'queen consort'

Queen Elizabeth II wants Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to be 'queen consort'
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Queen Elizabeth II wants Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to be known as "queen consort" when her son Charles, Prince of Wales becomes king.

To mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1952 on Sunday, the British monarch issued a statement in which she reflected on her reign and renewed her pledge to "always be devoted" to public service.

In addition, The Queen indicated that she backs her daughter-in-law Camilla, 74, to become queen, should Charles succeed as monarch.

"I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me," the 95-year-old commented. "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."

Charles, 73, and Camilla married in 2005. As the Duchess of Cornwall, she carries out public engagements and serves as the patron of numerous charities and organisations.

The pair was periodically involved both before and during each of their first marriages, with Charles previously wed to the late Diana, Princess of Wales from 1981 until 1996, and Camilla to Andrew Parker Bowles from 1973 until 1995.

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