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Queen Elizabeth believes Camilla will be a great consort as queen?


Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, will step up to take on a new role when her husband, Prince Charles, ascends the throne. 

Queen Elizabeth’s former press secretary believe that this will happen soon.

“She has got a good understanding and philosophy about life. There are things you can change, other things you can’t change. Don’t get too hung up about it,” Charles Anson told The Royal UK on Wednesday.

“And I also think that she’ll be a great consort as queen,” added Anson.

Ever since the couple tied the knot in 2005 after they were permitted to marry by the queen, they have successfully tackled all their high-profile duties as a team. The queen praised Camilla, 71, as someone who “kind of jollies” her husband and “doesn’t let him get too overburdened by the woes of the world.”

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Prince of Wales, 69, first met Camilla in a meeting arranged by a mutual friend at a polo match in 1970. He instantly felt a connection for her. Charles loved the fact that she smiled with her eyes as well as her mouth.

“He also liked that she was so natural and easy and friendly, not in any way overawed by him, not fawning or sycophantic,” she added. “In short, he was very taken with her, and after that first meeting he began ringing her up.”

It was reported that Charles was smitten with Camilla. But, he wasn’t ready to give up his bachelorhood to settle down. Camilla moved on and married cavalry officer Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973. They split in 1995.

Charles married Princess Diana, the mother of his two sons, Prince William, 36, and Prince Harry, 33. The wedding was televised wedding that attracted about 750 million viewers worldwide in 1981.

However, Diana kept suspecting Charles was having an affair with his ex-girlfriend. Diana and Charles would ultimately end their marriage after their relationship woes became public. Their divorce was finalized in 1996.

Diana died a year later at the age of 36 from a car tragedy crash in Paris.

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“Diana was very suspicious of Charles’ relationship with Camilla right from the get-go. And who could blame her? He left her behind, but the fact that he’s been [currently] married for [13] years to Camilla shows that he still had plenty of love in his heart for his former mistress.”