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King Charles has officially removed Queen Camilla's 'Consort' label

By Elizabeth Delaney
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April 5, 2023

It's been about 7 months now since Queen Elizabeth II passed away, and the wife of King Charles, Camilla, is finally reaching the place in history whereby she can drop the word Consort in connection to her title as the Queen.

Coronation invitations have been sent out

Invitations to the Coronation of the royal couple have gone out, and Buckingham Palace made an announcement on Tuesday evening that following the Coronation, the King's wife will officially hold the title of Queen Camilla, according to the Daily Mail.

"It made sense to refer to Her Majesty as The Queen Consort in the early months of His Majesty's reign, to distinguish from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," A senior Palace source told Mirror.

It's believed that the Coronation is the most appropriate time to begin using "Queen Camilla" in an official capacity. It's been typical in the past for former Queen Consorts to be known as "Queen" plus their first name.

The beautiful invitations were designed by Andrew Jamieson, who is a heraldic artist and manuscript illuminator, according to Mirror.

The invitations specifically refer to the royal couple as King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Jamieson is a Brother of the Art Workers' Guild, of which King Charles is an Honorary Member, according to Mirror.

The date for the Coronation is set for May 6th. The word Consort won't be dropped from Camilla's title until after the Coronation.

The Royal family's website will be updated after the Coronation to reflect the change.

Camilla's dark past and affair with Charles while he was married to Diana

Camilla has come a long way since being accused of being a home wrecker in connection to her impact on the disintegration of the marriage between Charles and the late Diana, according to Fortune.

That being said, the couple knew each other well before Charles married in Diana in 1981, and they continued in their relationship even after that marriage.

When Charles and Diana's marriage fell apart, Camilla was looked on with disdain by those who were fans of Diana because of the role they believed Camilla played in the collapse of that marriage.

Nevertheless, over the course of many years, Camilla has been able to gain favor in the eyes of the British public because of her amicable personality and clever sense of humor.

The couple were wed in a civil ceremony in 2005, and the late Queen Elizabeth II gave her blessing for the marriage and had made her desire known for Camilla to be known as "queen consort" when Charles became the king, according to Fortune.

Charles and Camilla's grandchildren will attend the Coronation

A palace press release obtained by CNN noted that the Coronation invitations will go out to 2000 guests.

The honor of attending the royal couple is being given to Charles' grandson and heir to the throne, Prince George. He will be one of eight boys chosen for that task.

The group will also include three of Camilla's grandchildren.

British photographer Hugo Burnard took a new photo of the royal couple in Buckingham Palace, which was released by the palace on Tuesday. Burnard also took their wedding pictures.