Camilla celebrates 72nd birthday today but should she become Queen? poll

Prince Charles married his second wife Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005 and he is yet to decide whether to give her the title Queen Camilla. Since then there has been ongoing uncertainty over Camilla’s potential title, which will not be officially confirmed until Charles eventually succeeds his mother, the Queen. The Queen’s eldest son is understood to want to make Camilla Queen Consort when he ascends to the throne, but faces public backlash over the move. is today asking you if you think Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, should be named Queen when Prince Charles takes to the throne?

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams previously told the Queen’s eldest son will grant his second wife the prestigious title despite her “unpopularity” in the public eye.

This is despite previous plans to style Camilla as a Princess Consort when Charles eventually takes to the throne.

The Prince of Wales met Camilla in the 1970s and they tied the knot in 2005, in a move that signalled her acceptance into the Royal Family.

However, the pair were careful to keep their relationship under wraps.

After Diana’s death, Camilla and Charles brought their relationship out in the open, with Camilla attending a hunt with Charles and his two sons, Princes William and Harry.

And in 2004, both William and Harry were told Camilla was to become their stepmother. 

Charles, 70, finally married Camilla in 2005, in a low key ceremony at Windsor Guildhall and the duchess was given an engagement ring that once belonged to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

The Queen and Prince Philip, as well as Camilla’s parents, did not attend the wedding, supposedly because the couple had both previously been married

However, they did attend the service of prayer and dedication that followed, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

At a ceremony later that day, the Queen spoke to say she was happy in the knowledge that her son was “home and dry with the woman he loves”. 

Camilla has cemented her place in the Royal Family in recent years and the Queen even elevated her to the Privy Council in June 2016.

The Queen’s promotion of Camilla was seen by many as possible signal that her son and heir intends to make her Queen Camilla.

Her title will not be officially confirmed until his accession.

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