In Wiltshire, Camilla Parker Bowles honored her first official commitment as Colonel-in-Chief by visiting the soldiers of the Rifles Infantry Regiment on Friday, May 7.
In her emerald green coat, adorned with a brooch in the shape of a bugle, Camilla Parker Bowles visited the soldiers of the Rifles, in Wiltshire, this Friday May 7. An official trip that owes nothing to chance: the Duchess of Cornwall is Colonel-in-Chief, honorary, of this infantry regiment since last July. On this occasion, recounted on Instagram by Clarence House, the official home of the couple, the wife of Prince Charles shared her joy at meeting this elite corps for the first time. “I’d like to tell you how proud I am to be your Colonel-in-Chief and I hope this will be the first of many visits,” she said in front of the soldiers.
With the title of Colonel-in-Chief, Camilla Parker Bowles succeeded Prince Philip, the father of her husband Prince Charles. Ten months before his death, the late Duke of Edinburgh had passed the role to his daughter-in-law, the Princess Consort. By attending this ceremony of (symbolic) transfer of power, the husband of Elizabeth II had again appeared in the eyes of the British, something that had become rare since his withdrawal from public life three years earlier.
Camilla Parker-Bowles, future queen of England?
If Camilla Parker-Bowles was entirely devoted to her title of Colonel-in-Chief, during her visit to the military, it is another highly official title that could concern her directly. Across the Channel, the question is on everyone’s lips: will Camilla Parker Bowles one day be Queen of England? Elizabeth II has been on the throne for almost 70 years, a feat of longevity that will not last forever either. According to US Magazine, Prince Charles, who has held the title of Duke of Edinburgh since the death of his father, is keen to see his wife assume the title of Queen Consort.
A responsibility that is far from arousing the euphoria of his close circle. “I really want her to be okay and I don’t think she will be okay. How will she be judged?”, a person close to the princess consort worried in particular, in the book The Dutchess, by Penny Junor. For her part, the main interested party would be perfectly satisfied with her title of princess consort and would not intend to take more light, on the British throne.
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