When Prince Charles becomes King, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will become Queen Consort — and it looks like she will get to wear some lavish jewels the day of the event!
According to the Daily Mail, during Charles' coronation, Camilla will sport the Queen Mother's crown, which is decorated with 2,800 diamonds, and the 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond.
On February 5, Queen Elizabeth made the big announcement. “I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me," the 95-year-old announced on Saturday, February 5. “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.”
For his part, Charles released a statement of his own, thanking his mother for the title change.
“On this historic day, my wife and I join you all in congratulating Her Majesty The Queen on the remarkable achievement of serving this nation, the realms and Commonwealth for seventy years," he began. “The Queen’s devotion to the welfare of all her people inspires still greater admiration with each passing year."
“We are deeply conscious of the honour represented by my mother’s wish," he continued. “As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout. The year of this unprecedented Platinum Jubilee brings an opportunity for us all to come together in celebrating the service of The Queen, by whose example we will continue to be led in the years to come.”
It's no surprise that Camilla will take on the role.
"I have a suspicion that she will be called Queen because I think Charles would find it very humiliating to call her anything else," expert Penny Junor explained on "Podcast Royal." "He is hugely proud of her, hugely grateful to her, for all that she has sacrificed to be with him ... though Clarence House has always protested and said, 'No, No she will be Princess Consort.'"