Prince Charles may make his wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, queen, if and when he replaces his mother on the throne and becomes king.
That claim comes from Dicky Arbiter, an ex-press secretary at Buckingham Palace, who just released a tell-all memoir about his time working for the royals, entitled, On Duty With the Queen: My Time As a Buckingham Palace Press Secretary.
While the Inquisitr reported on September 23 that Queen Elizabeth is outraged by some of the material in the new book, Arbiter did drop some bombshells of inside info which had many people agreeing with the queen that it was wrong, at least morally, for him to reveal these secrets about what goes on behind closed doors at the palace.
The Express in Britain reported that Arbiter told it recently that it was indeed possible that Camilla could receive the title of queen at a later date.
“Ever since he and Camilla married in 2005, Clarence House has insisted that the intention is for her to be known as princess consort, not queen, when Charles becomes king. But Arbiter like most royal watchers thinks this was a sop to placate those who still cherished Diana’s memory and that when it comes to it Camilla will be queen.”
According to Arbiter, although the death of Princess Diana was taken to heart by most who loved her, memories tend to fade, and it could be that people forget what went on between Princess Di, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles all those years ago.
“They’ll have been married 23 years if he becomes king at 79. It will have been more than 30 years since Diana died. People mellow. She’s pretty well received up and down the country these days. People say to me, ‘What do William and Harry think? Their view is they like her and their attitude is if their father is happy, they’re happy.”
Back in 2005, when Charles married Camilla, royal officials at the time said that she would indeed assume the title of queen, if and when Charles took the throne from his mother.
A spokeswoman for the Department for Constitutional Affairs told the Guardian in Britain that legislation would be required, not only in Britain, but also in the 17 Commonwealth countries which have the monarch as head of state, if the king’s wife is to be deprived of the title of queen.
But then a spokeswoman for the palace contradicted that statement in 2012, saying, “It is intended that The Duchess will be known as HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to The Throne.”
Buckingham Palace has announced that it will do what it can to stop future revelations from ex-employees, such as Dicky Arbiter.
Whether the rumors of Camilla Parker-Bowles receiving the title of queen are true will be seen in due course.