People around the world paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II following the monarch’s death on September 8. Her family members did the same and some shared the most cherished and funniest times they had with her. This includes Camilla, Queen Consort (formerly Camilla Parker Bowles).
The wife of King Charles III has recalled how her stepmother found a wardrobe mistake Camilla made on her wedding day hilarious.
Camilla paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth after her death
During prerecorded tributewhich aired on the BBC after Queen Elizabeth’s death, Camilla explained how the Royal Family matriarch had been a part of so many people’s lives for so long and understood how to separate public life from private life .
“She has always been a part of our lives. I’m 75 now and I can’t remember anyone but the Queen who was there,” Camilla said. “She was the only one, so I think she carved out her own role.”
The Queen Consort continued: ‘She made a rule that she had her private time and her private passions and then her public role and I think it is very important that the diary is planned so that you know when you are in service and when you need to do things.
Camilla recalled her stepmom snapping over a wardrobe malfunction
Camilla also shared a moment that happened the day she married Charles when nerves got the better of her and she made a mistake with her shoes that caused the late queen to snap.
“I remember coming from here to Clarence House to go to Windsor on my wedding day,” Camilla began. “When I probably wasn’t firing on all cylinders, quite nervous. For some unknown reason I put on a pair of shoes and one had a one inch heel and the other had a two-inch heel. Talk about hop-a-long.
“There was nothing I could do. I was halfway in the car before I realized and she could see and she laughed it off,” Camilla revealed, adding, “She had a good sense of humor.”
What King Charles Said About His Wife’s Role After Her Mother’s Death
In February 2022, Queen Elizabeth released a public statement saying she wanted Camilla to be known as Queen Consort when Charles ascended the throne.
In his first public address after his mother’s death, King Charles said his “darling wife” had become queen consort and would continue her public service.
“I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla,” Charles said in his first address to the nation. “In recognition of her faithful public service since our marriage 17 years ago, she becomes my queen consort. I know she will bring to the demands of her new role the unwavering devotion to duty on which I have so relied.
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