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Queen Consort Camilla will have a new title after she's crowned at the coronation

Queen Consort Camilla will have a new title after she's crowned at the coronation

King Charles and Camilla are set to be crowned later today

Well, it's the day we've all been waiting for: the coronation of King Charles III.

Last year, the world was rocked by the news that Queen Elizabeth II, the country's longest-reigning monarch, had died suddenly.

Following her passing, her eldest son, Charles, who was then the Prince of Wales, became our sovereign.

And later today (6 May), he will officially be crowned king.

But what about his wife, Camilla? What will she be known as after the ceremony is held?

Prior to her death, the Queen had announced that Charles' wife was to be known as the Queen Consort.

“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,” Queen Elizabeth II wrote at the time.

King Charles and the Queen Consort are set to be crowned today.
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Queen Consort is the same title that was given to the Queen Mother - the wife of King George VI - before he passed away.

It essentially means the wife of the reigning monarch.

When there is a woman on the throne, however, their husbands are known as the Prince Consort, such as with Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert.

According to the Royal Family's website, after the six-part coronation ceremony, Camilla will have her own ceremony.

"A Queen Consort is crowned with the King, in a similar, but simpler ceremony," the site reads.

And it looks like there will be a slight change to Camilla's official title once she is anointed.

According to the invitations for the coronation, she will be called simply 'Queen Camilla' from now on.

Camilla will be known as Queen once she's anointed.
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The coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey is set to finish at 1pm, after which the newly crowned King and Queen will hop into their gold coach and head off on their procession back to Buckingham Palace.

Some 4,000 sailors, soldiers, aviators and other military personnel from across the UK and the Commonwealth will accompany Charles and Camilla on their return procession.

There will also be more than 1,000 route liners from the Army, RAF and Royal Navy along the way.

Once Charles and Camilla have arrived back at Buckingham Palace, at around 1.30pm, they will receive a salute from the military in the palace gardens.

And at about 2.15pm the couple will be joined by members of the Royal Family on the balcony for the flypast.

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Topics: Coronation, King Charles III