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Charles and Camilla are ‘deeply aware of the honour’ (Image: Getty)

In a moving message, Charles admitted that he and Camilla are “deeply aware of the honor”, which settles the long-running debate over the title of duchess once he is king. The Queen used the 70th anniversary of her reign to selflessly acknowledge the vital role Camilla plays in supporting Charles and the monarchy.

“We are deeply aware of the honor that my mother’s wish represents. As we sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my dear wife was my own unwavering support throughout.

“The year of this unprecedented Platinum Jubilee offers us all the opportunity to come together to celebrate the Queen’s service, by whose example we will continue to be guided in the years to come.”

The Queen’s intervention urging the British public to accept Camilla as Queen helped sway public opinion in favor of the idea, but not conclusively, an early poll last night suggested.

A snap poll of over 8,000 Daily Express online readers found 51 per cent backed Queen Camilla and 47 per cent against, with 2 per cent unsure.

Charles, Camilla and the Queen

Camilla will be known as the Queen Consort (Image: Getty)

Charles, 73, has long signaled his intention to have Camilla crowned as his queen after becoming king.

But the royal household has spent the past 17 years telling the world that she would be known by the lesser title of princess consort out of respect for the memory of his first wife, Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. a year after their divorce.

He maintained that position ever since until the Queen released her message ahead of the 70th anniversary of her accession. She said it was her “sincere wish that when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her loyal service”.

She cited the support she received from her late husband, Prince Philip, and the role she saw her mother play for her father, King George VI.

But she also made it clear that she was not considering resigning, renewing the vow she had made on her 21st birthday in 1947 to devote her whole life to the nation.

His intervention on Camilla’s future status came as she reached a milestone that no other king or queen has reached in a thousand years of monarchy on these islands.

Church bells rang across the country to honor the 70th anniversary of his membership yesterday and prime ministers and religious leaders from his 15 kingdoms sent messages of congratulations.

Royal cannons to mark the occasion will be fired in London and other cities today.

The Queen, who ascended the throne aged 25, spent her accession day privately as is her custom, reflecting on her father’s unexpected death at Sandringham aged 56 of lung cancer.

This tragedy marked the beginning of her reign and burdened her with the burdens of the state at such a young age. Yesterday flowers and cards were laid at the gates of royal residences to mark Accession Day.

His reign lasted 14 British Prime Ministers and 170 PMs in all his realms.

When she ascended the throne, Sir Winston Churchill was in Downing Street and Harry S. Truman was President of the United States. Her last British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, hailed her “inspiring sense of duty and unwavering dedication to this nation” in a tribute yesterday.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer praised her “unprecedented public service” and described her as a “world symbol of grace and dignity”.

The life of the queen in pictures

The life of the queen in pictures (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)

In Washington, a statement from the White House said: “Today we honor Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the historic occasion of her Platinum Jubilee. Over the past 70 years, she has strengthened ties of friendship, shared the ideals and the faith in democracy which unite our countries forever.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked the Queen for her many years of service. He said: “His wisdom, his kindness, his sense of duty is something I think all of us here in Australia can be very grateful for.”

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau praised her for “showing unwavering leadership in times of change, difficulty or uncertainty” and urged all Canadians to join in Jubilee celebrations this year. .

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Queen Elizabeth II marks the start of her Platinum Jubilee (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Back in Britain, palace officials yesterday released television footage of the Queen at work in the drawing room of Sandringham House last week with her private secretary, Sir Edward Young.

The images, accompanying the new official photo of the monarch, showed her going through official papers as she sat next to a photo of her late father taken at Buckingham Palace in 1948 with a family corgi.

Every day of every year, wherever she is, with the exception of Christmas Day and Easter Sunday, the Queen receives briefings from government ministers and her representatives in various foreign countries.

It comes in the form of policy documents, cabinet papers, telegrams from the Foreign Office, a daily summary of events in Parliament, letters and other state documents.

These are sent to him by private secretaries in the red boxes also used by government ministers to carry confidential documents.

Meanwhile, a new 50p coin to mark the Platinum Jubilee is being released at Post Office branches from today.

Some 1.3 million pieces are made available in ‘limited edition’ form at UK post offices.

Commentary by Ingrid Seward

It’s the perfect image to commemorate such a historic moment – the Queen, framed by the camera lens, laughing rapturously while surrounded by the symbols of the position she has held for 70 years.

There’s a photo of his father, then King, with a corgi; snowdrop, the flower of early spring when he died; and one of her official red boxes containing the affairs of the government of the young head of state she became in February 1952.

The Queen reigned for 70 years, but only recently had to deal with the very personal grief of losing a husband who, in her own words, ‘had the ability to laugh at any situation “.

But Her Majesty has made it a point to always look at the positive rather than the negative and the other person in the family who is able to make fun of any situation is the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Queen has enjoyed Camilla’s zest for life for many years now. She always recognized that the time would come to solidify her daughter-in-law’s position and decided that her own membership anniversary was the right time.

Not only has the Queen acknowledged the loyalty of her many subjects around the world, but she asked us to show the same kind of loyalty and “support” to her son and his wife when Charles becomes king.

She then said she wanted Camilla to be known as Queen Consort, ending years of speculation over whether or not Camilla would be crowned queen alongside her husband.

Charles, of course, then released his own statement thanking her in his own rather flowery style, highlighting the example his mother set for all of us and praising his “darling wife” for her “unwavering support.”

His mother’s endorsement of his wife Camilla as queen consort is a royal masterstroke designed to resolve one of the most vexing issues facing Charles.

The Queen has often said that timing is everything. Once again, she succeeds perfectly.

Ingrid Seward is the editor of Majesty magazine and royal author

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