The Queen was photographed beaming with pride as she celebrated her 70th year on the throne.
The 95-year-old monarch was seen with state papers in front of her and deep nearby was an image of her beloved father, King George VI.
70 years ago, the king died and his daughter, just 25 years old, became Queen of a country still recovering from the upheavals of the Second World War.
In a message released to mark her Platinum Jubilee, the Queen said she misses her father’s death as much as her accession to the throne.
“It was a day that, 70 years later, I still vividly remember the death of my father, King George VI, as well as the beginning of my reign,” she said.
“As we mark this anniversary, I am pleased to renew with you the pledge I made in 1947 that my life will always be devoted to your service.”
In a video clip released by Buckingham Palace today, the Queen scrolls through the messages sent to celebrate her joining with Private Secretary Sir Edward Young.
He pointed out one thing from President Joe Biden to which she replied “that’s very kind, isn’t it?”.
It appears when it appears Camilla will awarded the title of Queen when Prince Charles ascended the throne – in a stunning royal reversal.
In a speech to mark her Accession Day, the Queen said it was her “sincere wish” that the Duchess of Cornwall be known as Queen Consort.
Today in response, the Prince of Wales expressed his gratitude and pay tribute to his wifein a message marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
“On this historic day, my wife and I join you in congratulating Her Majesty on her remarkable achievement in seventy years of service to her nation, kingdoms and Commonwealth.”
“The Queen’s devotion to the welfare of all her people still inspires greater admiration with each passing year.
“We are deeply conscious of the honor represented by my mother’s wishes.
“As we have come together to find ways to serve and support His Majesty and the people of our community, my beloved wife has been my unwavering support all this time.”
Their spokesman also said they were “emotional and honored” by the decision that she would be Queen.
Royal sources said the fact that Mrs Camilla was known as the Queen Consort was recognition for her hard work and the happiness she had brought to her son.
In a statement marking her accession, the Queen told the nation: “I am forever grateful and humbled by the loyalty and affection you guys continue to show me.
“And when, my son, Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you gave me.
It was a day that even after 70 years, I still remember very much the death of my father, King George VI, as well as the beginning of my reign.
“And it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own faithful service.”
Honor is an important turn for that Camilla received the lower title of Princess Consort when she married Charles 17 years ago.
At the time, royal officials believed there was too much public hatred for Camilla – married to Andrew Parker Bowles from 1973–1995 – following her death. Diana.
Yesterday, the Queen hosted a reception at Sandringham House, Norfolk – her first Platinum Jubilee engagement.
In her statement, she continued: “As I look ahead with a sense of hope and optimism for my Platinum Year, I am reminded of how grateful we can all be.
“The past seven decades have seen extraordinary social, technological and cultural progress that benefits us all; and I am confident that the future will bring similar opportunities for us and especially for younger generations in the UK and across the Commonwealth.
“I am fortunate to have the steadfast and loving support of my family. I was lucky that in Prince Philip I had a partner who was willing to fulfill the role of spouse and make selfless sacrifices.
“It was a role that I saw my mother play during my father’s reign.
“This celebration also gives me a time to reflect on the goodwill shown by people of all nationalities, creeds and ages in this country and around the world over the years.”
Queen Consort is the title held by the Queen Mother when she was the wife of King George VI.
The reigning king is technically known as Queen Regnum.
A source emphasized: “This is His Majesty’s wish. She’s spent 70 years on the throne and is pretty clear about what she does and doesn’t want.”
Charles, 73, and Camilla, 74, married in a private civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall in April 2005.
Aides said at the time Camilla “intended” to be known as Princess Consort, the first in British history.
Careful use of “intended” has left the door open for this to change in the future.
And any mention of Princess Consort was removed from Charles’ website in a revamp in 2018.
The couple are said to have been informed of the announcement as they spent the weekend at their home in Highgrove, Gloucs.
Their spokesman said: “The Prince of Wales will issue a statement congratulating the Queen on Accession Day.
“He and the Duchess of Cornwall were deeply moved and honored by Her Majesty’s words.”
It is believed the Queen first planned to announce Camilla’s title change in 2019 at the 50th anniversary of Charles’ ascension to Prince of Wales. Sources close to William said he and Charles had talked about Camilla becoming Queen Consort recently. They revealed: “William was fine with it.”
Prince Harry, who now lives in California, has also been informed.
Some fear the Duke of Sussex, who has complained about Charles’ shortcomings as a father, will launch attacks against Charles and Camilla in his upcoming bio.
A royal source said the decision and timing of the Queen’s announcement was entirely hers to make.
They said, “This is Her Majesty reflecting on what she has seen in her mother and father and in her own marriage. The role is demanding and in itself a sacrifice.
“It is true that the title that people have had for about 1,000 years should go to the Duchess.”
Camilla is said to have impressed the Queen with her hard work. In June 2016 she was appointed Privy Commissioner. And last month, the Queen announced Camilla would be awarded the Order of the Garter.
A source added: “It is clear that the Duchess and Queen have a good relationship. Your Majesty acknowledges all that Camilla has done and the positive impact she has had on Charles. “
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The title Queen Consort was given to the wife of a reigning monarch – the last being Queen Mother from 1936 until the death of her husband George VI in 1952.
The difference between Queen and Consort is that a consort is married only to royalty and will never rule.
When Charles is crowned, Camilla will also be crowned and anointed beside him.
The person who served the longest in this role was Queen Charlotte, consort of George III for 57 years from 1761 to 1818.
Constitutional expert Dr Bob Morris, of University College London, said: “This is a very polite act by the Queen.”
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