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Will Camilla now become Queen? Here’s everything you need to know about her new Queen Consort title

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With the tragic passing of Queen Elizabeth II sending shockwaves around the world, many are wondering what will happen next in the royal family.

A question many are already asking is, will Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall become the next Queen?

The short answer is no.

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her son Charles will become king and his wife Camilla will become Queen Consort.

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With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her son Charles, Prince of Wales will become king and his wife Camilla will become Queen Consort.

In an official statement shared to mark the beginning of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Queen revealed it is her wish that Camilla take on the styling of queen consort when Charles takes the throne.

“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,” the Queen said at the time.

It was the Duke to whom she often turned for counsel while learning the royal ropes.

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In July while speaking to The Australian Women’s Weekly, Camilla called the title an “honour”.

“Obviously it’s a great honour and I was deeply touched for Her Majesty to have given me this role,” said Camilla, who as Consort will be following in the footsteps of the late Duke of Edinburgh.

It was the Duke to whom she often turned for counsel while learning the royal ropes.

“The Duke of Edinburgh was always a very good ear,” she revealed.

“He was a role model to me and a very good person to take advice from because he always told me what he thought, which was very helpful, especially with things about the army because I took over the Rifles [regiment] from him.”

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Camilla continued: “He was always two steps behind the Queen, which for a man must be much more difficult than for a woman – and somebody as macho as he was, who’d commanded ships.

“So I think [from the Duke] I learned that your place is several feet behind the monarch. You’re there as a back-up.”

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