In her first speech as royal consort, Queen Consort Camilla (75) remembered her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), who was "very much missed". At a reception at Buckingham Palace, King Charles III's wife said: (74) according to "bbc.com": The messages she and her husband received after the death of the queen gave them "immense comfort". Elizabeth II died on September 8th at the age of 96.
Camilla said, according to the report, "I cannot begin without paying tribute to my dear mother-in-law, Her late Majesty, who is in our thoughts today and whom we all miss so much." The 75-year-old continued: "Over the past few months, my husband and I have taken enormous comfort from the messages of condolence we have received and continue to receive from all parts of the world. They have reminded us that the written word is a unique skill to connect, to heal, to comfort and to give hope, even in the midst of grief," she added to the attending writing contest winners. Camilla is known for her love of reading and has accepted numerous patronages related to literature.
Camilla plays an important role in the monarchy alongside her husband. At the coronation ceremony for King Charles III. on Saturday, May 6, 2023, she too will be crowned. Queen Elizabeth II decreed in February 2022 that Camilla should be called Queen Consort once Charles ascends the throne.
The Queen said in a statement: "When my son Charles becomes king in due course, I know that you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you gave me." And further: "It is my sincere wish that when that time comes, Camilla will be called Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal ministry."