Camilla, the wife of the new King Charles III.


Daran the world has to get used to: After 70 years of female rule, a king will now rule Great Britain. And he will be the first to have a middle-class woman by his side, a divorced one at that. Nevertheless, Duchess Camilla has held the title since Friday afternoon Her Majesty The Queen Consort wears, which means something like "Her Majesty the King's Wife", in the future a position that should not be underestimated, because she could represent King Charles III. be what Prince Philip once was for the Queen. “He has been my strength and my support over the years. What he did for me and what he did for the country cannot be measured at all,” Queen Elizabeth enthused in 1997 on the occasion of her golden wedding anniversary.

Anke Schipp

Editor in the "Life" department of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday newspaper.

Twenty-five years ago, nobody would have thought that Camilla would ever have this position and that the British would think it was a good thing. The woman blamed for the collapse of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage in the 1990s became the nation's most hated person after the couple's divorce.



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