How Camilla And The Queen Reportedly Got Past Their Differences

Queen Elizabeth II made her feelings about Camilla Parker Bowles very clear in her most recent public statement. The monarch, 95, recently shared a thoughtful and emotional statement to commemorate the 70th anniversary of her succession to the throne. In addition to speaking out about her work as Queen and her late husband, Prince Philip, her majesty also opened up about her true feelings for her daughter-in-law Camilla, per The Telegraph.

The Queen revealed in her statement that she wished for Camilla to officially be given the title of Queen Consort when her son Prince Charles ascended to the throne (via Us Weekly). "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," the Queen said.

Charles reacted to his mother's announcement by gushing over his wife. "We are deeply conscious of the honor represented by my mother's wish," he said in a statement. "As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout."

Although, while it seems that Queen Elizabeth and Camilla now have a good relationship, that wasn't always the case.

Queen Elizabeth and Camilla became closer during the pandemic

Us Weekly reports that Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla Parker Bowles didn't have the best relationship starting out. Camilla was publicly known to have had an affair with Prince Charles while he was still married to Princess Diana, and the backlash from the affair and Diana's death weighed heavy on the firm. After Camilla and Charles married in 2005, the palace had insisted the Duchess would be given the title of Princess Consort when Charles became King. However, the relationship between Elizabeth and Camilla has now changed, as well as Camilla's future title.

"Elizabeth II was skeptical about Camilla when she married Charles and the circumstances were certainly challenging, but through her dedication and loyalty to The Firm, she has more than proved to her that she has what it takes," an insider told the outlet. The source went on to add that Camilla's willingness to step up to the plate in the absence of the Queen due to COVID-19 and other health issues has brought the women closer together.

"Camilla has definitely grown on Elizabeth II, more so than ever during the pandemic. She really upped her game and willingly took a hands-on approach with additional duties," the source said, adding that the women often meet for tea and speak over Zoom to discuss the future of the monarchy.

It appears that Camilla has the Queen's full blessing as she prepares to be the Queen Consort.