Queen's Endorsement a Happy End to Camilla’s Wait
However, the mood of the British public has gradually softened since Charles married Parker Bowles in 2005. With her humble demeanor and sense of humor throughout her years of attending to her royal duties,
The British and the Commonwealth public under the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II has focused on the Queen's announcement referring to the future status of Camilla Parker Bowles, the wife of Prince Charles, as “Queen Consort”.
Public perception of Parker Bowles as the "third person" in the marriage between Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who later divorced before Princess Diana’s death in a car crash in Paris in 1997, had been evident. It took the British public years to forgive Prince Charles and Parker Bowles over their perceived infidelity.