It is no secret that Queen Elizabeth’s wish was that the British people would accept Camilla as Queen Consort, and she made this known in the midst of her 70th anniversary celebration on the throne.
The Queen publicly communicated in February 2022, that when she passed away, she wanted Camilla, wife of the now King of England, to receive the title of Queen Consort. Thus becoming the first divorced queen of the British monarchy.
Jewels to be worn by Queen consort Camilla at the coronation of King Charles III
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her wish has come true: Camilla will be Queen Consort. And although we still have to wait a year for the future coronation ceremony of her husband, Camilla already knows what jewelry she will wear.
As revealed by the Daily Mail, Camilla will parade alongside Prince Charles through the Westminster Abbey crossing and the Archbishop of Canterbury will crown her in a separate ceremony. The Queen Consort will wear the same crown already used by Elizabeth II’s mother, who became consort when George VI ascended the throne.
The crown, known as The Queen Mother, was made by jewelers Garrard & Co. The piece is made of platinum and features 2,800 diamonds, most notably the famous Koh-i-Noor, an imposing 108-carat diamond that was given to Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century by Turkish Sultan Abdul Medjid.
In addition to the crown, Camilla will wear the well-known “Queen consort’s ring”, a piece of gold with diamonds and rubies made in 1831 for the coronation of Queen Adelaide, Queen Victoria’s aunt.