“When Charles, my son, becomes King, in fullness of the time, I am certain you will give Camilla and him the same support that we have given you,” she stated in a Buckingham Palace statement.

According to The GuardianThe wife of the reigning king is called a queen consort. After Camilla and Charles were married in 2005, the palace declared she would be known as HRH The Duchess of Cornwall—rather than the Princess of Wales, a title used by his ex-wife, the late Princess Diana.

Late husband of the Queen, Prince Philip, served as the consort of the British monarch from Elizabeth’s accession in 1952 until his death in April 2021, making him the longest-serving royal consort in history.