Monday Sep 26, 2022
A royal expert has said that Queen Consort Camilla has more of an influence on King Charles III than previously believed, claiming that she is more than just his ‘plus one’ in the monarchy.
Writing for The Telegraph just weeks after Charles’ ascension to the throne, royal expert Camila Tominey said that Camilla, previously the King’s mistress, is now his ‘rock’ as he rises to the challenge of handling the monarchy.
“To be fair to her, she is the King’s rock. She is a stabilising and reassuring presence… He, in turn, completely adores her,” wrote Tominey.
She then added: “Those viewing the Queen Consort as a sort of jovial ‘plus one’ misunderstand her influence not only on the monarch but also his court.”
King Charles and Camilla famously had an affair while he was still married to Princess Diana, and the pair officially married each in 2005, about eight years after her 1997 death.