Camilla Parker Bowles Makes First Appearance Since The Queen's Announcement About Her Future

The Duchess of Cornwall was recently spotted out and about in her first public appearance following Queen Elizabeth's announcement that, when Prince Charles takes his place on the throne, it is her "sincere wish" that Camilla Parker Bowles becomes queen consort. "I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me," she said in a letter tweeted by the royal family's account.

In a statement (via Twitter), Charles said that he and Camilla are "deeply conscious of the honor" that comes with the queen's announcement. "As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities," he said, "my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout."

When the couple married in 2005, it was expected that one day, her title would be princess consort. Furthermore, as reported by People, there was worry around how and if the public would accept her as queen, due to her role in Prince Charles and Princess Diana's divorce.

As a patron of the St. John's Foundation, Camilla Parker Bowles visited the Roundhill Primary School in Bath

On Tuesday, Camilla Parker Bowles visited the Roundhill Primary School in Bath as part of her duties as a patron of the St. John's Foundation. It was the first time she had been seen in public since Queen Elizabeth announced her intentions for her daughter-in-law's future. While there, she toured classrooms and joined in on activities like a reading group. Additionally, for Queen Elizabeth's Green Canopy initiative, she planted a silver birch tree and presented a plaque.

"Before I go, can I say thank you to you all for asking me to come to your lovely school? It's a real treat to come here, and it's always a pleasure to come back to Bath, which is my home city," The Duchess of Cornwall said to the public (via People). "I have been so impressed by everything I have seen, and I never have enough time to see all that there is to see ... One day, I hope I shall be back again when I'm even older than I am now and to see that tree looking a bit bigger."

Camilla, who is 74, supports her husband's royal duties, as well as numerous charities, per Previously, she was married to Andrew Parker Bowles, and together, they had two children: Thomas Henry and Laura Rose.