Camilla will be Queen consort – whether Brits like it or loathe it, royal expert says

Camilla appeared alongside Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales stepped in for Her Majesty at the Queen’s Speech earlier today

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A royal expert has told Dan Wootton that Camilla will be the Queen’s consort whether Brits “like it or loathe it”.

Camilla appeared alongside Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales stepped in for Her Majesty at the Queen’s Speech earlier today.

Prince William also attended the event, as the Queen missed the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years.

Camilla alongside prince Charles at the Queen's Speech
Camilla alongside prince Charles at the Queen's Speech
Prince William also attended the speech
Prince William also attended the speech

Dan asked royal expert Robert Jobson whether Camilla and William’s appearances was about “the monarchy trying to represent the future to the public”.

To which Mr Jobson replied: “I think so, there’s a lot made of it with people saying it was a joint engagement, it wasn’t.

“The Prince of Wales was there representing the Queen, he was in the Queen’s place.

“Camilla will be the Queen’s consort, like it or loathe it, that’s what’s going to happen.

“She’s legally married to the (future) King and I personally like it."

He continued: “So she’s there supporting him, William was invited I think to give a sense of continuity of the Crown.

“Whatever happens to the Prince of Wales, he’s not going to be on the throne for a long, long time, he’s 73.

“Say he lives to 95, that’s 22 years, by which time William would be 62, so we’re talking about continuity."