The Queen, speaking on the eve of her Accession Day marking 70 years on the throne, has backed Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, publicly for the first time.
Robert Lacey, historian and royal commentator, said, “This was the big remaining question mark and it has now been resolved, and any consent from the Prime Minister of the day for the title is a formality.”
Lacey added, “Some people might have thought she would look backwards over her reign with this message, but she was in fact looking forwards in a positive way.”
“In the message, she was acknowledging her own mortality and looking to the future. As she thought about her father George VI, she would have also thought about her mother and the importance she played as a partner to him. And then, of course, with the passing of Prince Philip, she is considering the sacrifices and difficulties of being a consort.”
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