Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Queen smiling during royal engagements

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall seen as ‘indispensable to monarchy,’ claims expert

Camilla is celebrating her 75th birthday today

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has become “indispensable to the monarchy”, a royal commentator has said.

According to the expert, the Queen “respects” Camilla and paid the “most significant tribute of all” by ensuring she becomes Queen Consort when Prince Charles becomes King.

Camilla, who is celebrating her 75th birthday today (July 17), has also managed to “raise her public profile” since joining the Royal Family, Richard Fitzwilliams said.

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles alongside Queen on palace balcony during Jubilee
The Duchess of Cornwall has become “indispensable to the monarchy”, a royal expert claims (Credit:

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Mr Fitzwilliams exclusively told Entertainment Daily!: “The Queen respects Camilla as absolutely indispensable to the monarchy.

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“The extraordinary way she has managed to raise her public profile and campaign for the causes she supports…

“…alter negative public perceptions of her as well as succeed as Prince Charles’s devoted spouse has been widely appreciated.

“This is especially true during the difficult period for the monarchy in the last three years.”

Prince Charles smiles and waves alongside Camilla Duchess of Cornwall at Ascot
Camilla will become Queen Consort when Charles is King (Credit:

The Queen and Camilla

The royal commentator continued: “The Queen has publicly shown her support for Camilla…

“…most recently elevating her to become a Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter, the most senior order of chivalry.

“She also made her a Privy Counsellor and a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order as public signs of her approval of the impressive and often endearing way Camilla has handled matters.

“The change in her fortunes has only been achieved by dedication to her duties…

“…which involved getting on with her life regardless of criticism, something the Queen would appreciate.”

Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall smile during royal engagement
Mr Fitzwilliams also said that Camilla has also made Charles “extremely happy” (Credit:

Meanwhile, Mr Fitzwilliams also said that Camilla has made Charles “extremely happy”.

He added: “The Queen has ensured she will have the title Queen Consort when he ascends the throne and that it will not be controversial…

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“…which it otherwise most certainly would have been.

“That is the most significant tribute of all…

“…which was contained in a message which marked the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign.”

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