Camilla Wears the Crown: Queen Takes Over 'Duties' for King Charles as Prince William Could Become Monarch 'Much Earlier' Than Expected

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Queen Camilla and Prince William are leading the monarchy.

Mar. 8 2024, Published 7:35 p.m. ET

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William, Princes of Wales, "won't worry about who does what in the royal family" during King Charles III's prolonged illness as Queen Camilla slowly but surely takes over the King's "duties."

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Queen Camilla is making history in how she is deputizing for the monarch.

"Prince William has nothing to fear from the Queen taking a more prominent role in the coming days. He is a Prince of the royal blood. His father's royal lineage dates back to Alfred the Great, his mother's antecedents to the Stuart King Charles II four centuries ago," journalist Michael Cole wrote.

"His destiny is assured," Cole continued. "In due course, if destiny does not decide otherwise, he will become King William V. Being fair-minded, kind, and compassionate - characteristics inherited in full from his mother — he will know that Camilla would have been content to remain his father's mistress, as she loved her first husband, Andrew Parker Bowles, who remains a close friend to her."

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Queen Camilla was reportedly 'devastated' hen King Charles got cancer.

Likewise, Queen Camilla "is absolutely shattered and exhausted by the turmoil of the past two months," a confidant of the Queen told an outlet. "She is 76 years old, and her husband has just been diagnosed with cancer. Anyone would find that a lot to deal with, without the media scrutiny that comes with her position as well."

Focus on Queen Camilla has ramped up in 2024 as both she and, Prince William, have stepped up to lead the public face of the monarchy. The King continues to receive treatments for the still unknown variety of the disease and is dedicated to fulfilling the constitutional, behind-the-scenes requirements of his role.

"Camilla has basically had to do everything in recent months, and it is no secret that it has been tiring," a friend of the King and Queen spilled. "She has been under extraordinary pressure at a time in her life when most people are well into their retirement. You would never hear her moan about it because she knows it goes with the territory, but everyone is just very glad she is taking some time for herself, especially as this could go on for several more months."

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The Prince and Princess of Wales.

The Queen is taking this week off from royal duties in preparation for her historic filling in for her spouse at this year's Royal Maundy Service on March 28. She will become the first consort to ever deputize for a monarch at the service that stretches back over 800 years in England and the U.K.

The Queen's increased role also comes during Kate, Princess of Wales' recovery from a "serious" abdominal surgery on January 16. The Prince of Wales has been preoccupied with trying to step forward and co-lead the monarchy while also ensuring he spends time with his ailing spouse.

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Queen Camilla in 2023.

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Daily Mail reported on Cole's observations.

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