Constitutional professor Vernon Bogdanor of King’s College London said Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, will likely not be by Prince Charles’ side during the latter’s coronation when Queen Elizabeth II dies. This is because, according to the expert, Camila will have difficulties with a divorce.
According to Vernon Bogdanor, who was interviewed by Express UK, he said that “there is a difficulty in being crowned. Usually, a king’s wife is crowned a king. In Camilla’s case, that’s not great.” The expert points out the fact that Camila is divorced. Her ex-husband, Andrew Parler-Bowles, is a retired British Army officer, now 82.
“It is not mandatory, but it is customary for the Queen to be with the King at the coronation. If Camilla is not crowned Queen with the King, it may seem to some that she is not in first class,” said Professor Vernon Bogdanor.
“So I think this is a difficulty,” he adds. “I think the church’s laws on divorce are more liberal now and she’s going to be crowned a queen.” [com Charles]. My personal opinion is that it should be crowned with him, but that depends a lot on public opinion.”
Queen Elizabeth has already decided Camilla’s fate
On February 5, Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement saying, among other things, that she wanted Camilla to be welcomed as Queen Consort when Charles acceded to the throne. The King of the United Kingdom, who completed 70 years of his reign, wrote: “When my son Charles becomes king, in the course of time, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you have given me. And I sincerely hope that when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her service. Sincere.”
This statement, made by Queen Elizabeth II in the context of her celebrations of the platinum jubilee, prompted a British opinion firm to consult with the public opinion on the matter in the United Kingdom. The poll revealed that 55% of Britons surveyed support Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, to become Queen when Prince Charles
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