London: Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday became the first British monarch to reign for seven decades, and made an announcement that she wants Camilla, the wife of her heir Prince Charles, to ultimately be known as Queen Consort.
The 95-year-old said she hoped her daughter-in-law will be known as Queen Consort when Charles accedes to the throne.
The Queen (95) said in the written message: “I would like to express my thanks to you all for your support. I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me.” “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,” she said.
The announcement came as Elizabeth II began her Platinum Jubilee in subdued fashion at Sandringham in eastern England, the 20,000-acre (8,100-hectare) estate near the north Norfolk coast which is close to her heart.