CAMILLA will be referred to as Queen Camilla in official prayers for the Royal Family from Saturday, Charles has directed.
The King — Supreme Governor of the Church of England — issued a Royal Warrant yesterday dropping “Camilla the Queen Consort” after the Coronation.
It applies to every prayer for the royals in any service, and amends the prayer for them in C of E’s Book of Common Prayer.
It will now read: “Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless Queen Camilla, William Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the Royal Family.
“Endue them with thy Holy Spirit, enrich them with thy heavenly grace, prosper them with all happiness, and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
The change is in a circular from Lambeth Palace, residence of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
The late Queen backed Camilla to be Queen Consort in a Jubilee masterstroke, and the former Duchess of Cornwall has been referred to by the Palace as such since the King’s accession.
The wife of a king automatically becomes a queen and only a change in legislation would have prevented Camilla from being so.
The change was issued in a Lambeth Palace circular, and the warrant will be published in the London Gazette, the UK’s official public record.