Who is the true future queen of England? We know it may seem like the obvious answer of the question is Camilla, King Charles’s wife. The answer is however not that simple. The complicated system of British Monarchy does not allow Camille to become the queen of England and ascend to the throne. Here are the reasons.
Why Can’t Camille Become Queen?
Firstly, it’s important to understand the concept of the coronation in the British Monarchy. When Charles is crowned king, Camilla will have her own coronation ceremony. This will make her a queen consort. However, she won’t ever be an actual queen.
To be a queen, one must take birth in a royal bloodline. But Camille has not descended from the royal bloodline. So, she will be referred to as Queen Camilla. But she will never be an actual queen.
She could never actually become queen of England by dint of her birth. If Charles passes away before her, then also she will not be able to ascend to the throne as the queen.
Will Kate Middleton be The Next Queen?
So what about Kate Middleton? Currently, she is the official Princess of Wales through her marriage to Prince William. However, she’s still a “commoner”.This is what the royal family considers her, in terms of the British royal bloodline. This means that, if William were to pass away before her, Kate wouldn’t be able to reign as queen. She will miss her opportunity to become the queen of England.
What Happens if Charles Passes Away?
Now, this is where it gets even more complex. In the event that Charles was to pass away before Camilla, William would become king and Kate would be his queen. So what will happen to Camille then? Will she no longer become queen of England? No, she won’t. However, the British monarchy will bestow a new rank on Camille. This new title will be based on her new rank.
It’s important to note that when it comes to the monarch of England, family is everything. Royal blood is necessary for one to sit on the throne of England. While royals can marry “commoners,”. However, someone with royal blood must always be sitting on the English throne. If one is not of royal lineage, the rules of the monarchy forbid them from ascending the throne.
In summary, after Charle’s coronation, Camille is now referred to as Queen Camille. However, she is not the real queen of England. Only people of royal lineage can ascend to the throne.
This is as per the rules of British Royal families and the British Monarchy. However, Kate wouldn’t be able to reign as queen if William were to pass away before her. In the event of Charles’s death before Camilla, his son would ascend to the throne. William would become king.
The monarchy will crown the Princess of Wales Kate as the new queen. Although Camilla would be given a different title, she would not be crowned as the queen. Ultimately, having royal blood is crucial for the English monarchy.
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