Camilla has another royal title she's refused to use for 17 years
9 February 2022, 15:27 | Updated: 21 February 2022, 15:00
Camilla became the Duchess of Cornwall when she married Prince Charles in 2005, but she was entitled to another title.
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It is royal tradition that when a woman marries a male member of the royal family, they take on a version of their husband's title.
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The title of Princess of Wales was taken on my Prince Charles' first wife, Princess Diana, when they married in 1981.
But when Camilla wed Charles, she opted to take on the female version of another one of his titles; the Duchess of Cornwall.
This decision is believed to have been made in a bid to avoid riling up bad feelings towards Camilla as the last person to hold the title of Princess of Wales was Diana.
Marlene Koenig, royal expert and author of the blog Royal Musings, told Town & Country: "Camilla was not popular or well liked, [though] this has changed a lot since the marriage as Camilla has taken on a lot of patronages and Charles is a lot happier.
"Still, [there was] a lot of tension and anger among a certain element of the population—so it was decided that Camilla would be styled as the Duchess of Cornwall, even though, of course, she is the Princess of Wales."
In recent years, people have speculated what title Camilla would take on when Prince Charles becomes King.
For sometime, it was thought that she would become Princess Consort, however, this was overruled recently with the Queen's approval.
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