Prince Charles is giddy that his mother, Queen Elizabeth, confirmed that Camilla's title will change when he comes King.
During Charles and Princess Diana's marriage, the former still had feelings for Camilla, whom he eventually married in 2005. Camilla originally wasn't supposed to receive the title of Queen Consort out of respect for Princess Diana, who died in 1997.
Ultimately, the Queen changed her mind.
“Camilla had to work twice has hard as any other royal to gain popularity and shed her reputation as the wicked stepmother — the woman who stole Charles from Diana,” the insider explained.
“I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me," the 95-year-old said in a statement. “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.”
In response, Charles wrote a note thanking his mother for the gesture.
“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.”