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The Universal Magazine

Camilla, Pillar of a Monarchy in Crisis

Kate Middleton and Queen Camilla Parker Bowles in front of Buckingham Palace

In a dazzling green dress and styled by Philip Treacy, Queen Camilla greeted the crowd gathered at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The health issues of Charles III and Kate Middleton have propelled Camilla to the forefront.

Despite a previous life where she envisioned a peaceful retirement, Camilla has embraced her royal destiny with determination. Her taste for original Coca-Cola, illustrates her need to maintain her energy during days of official engagements. This energy, she channels it to fulfill her husband’s duties. Her ease has commanded respect, even from the media that were once very critical of her.

Camilla’s agenda is filled with events that take her to all corners of the United Kingdom and even beyond. Whether it’s to welcome dignitaries to Windsor or participate in important religious services, she is always present.

Her husband’s health trials have not slowed down the queen consort, who continues to represent royalty effectively. Her entourage, including her sister-in-law Princess Anne and her brothers-in-law the Dukes of Edinburgh, also mobilize to share responsibilities. This solidarity within the royal family is crucial as the number of active members has decreased.

Camilla’s commitment is not limited to the borders of the United Kingdom. The queen is preparing for international engagements, including a planned state visit to Australia and New Zealand. With Charles by her side, they navigate together through this difficult period, more united and resolved than ever. Camilla’s resilience is sometimes compared to that of the Queen Mum, Elizabeth Bowes-Lion.