Published On: Mon, Apr 9th, 2012

Duchess Camila Warms Up to the Queen

The Duchess of Cornwall has long been vilified for causing the eventual decay of the marriage of Prince Charles to the well-loved Princess Diana. And, although history has proven that most of the rumors were true about her being the Prince’s one true love, Camilla is now proving that given the chance, she can win the Queen’s heart and the people’s as well.

In fact, Camilla’s ‘low-profile’ and quiet demeanor have probably endeared her to her mother-in-law so much that she has been given the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order.

According to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II has appointed the Duchess of Cornwall to the Dame Grand Cross on the day of her seventh wedding anniversary with Prince Charles, the queen’s son.

Awards under the Royal Victorian Order, which was founded in 1896 by Queen Victoria, are given by the queen to people who have served her or the monarchy in a ‘personal way’.

Duchess Camilla married Prince Charles in a simple civil ceremony on April 9, 2005 — eight years after Diana’s death. She has carried out hundreds of royal engagements and taken on a wide range of patronages since becoming the Duchess of Cornwall.

About the Author

- is a former Entertainment News Editor at The University of Tennessee's independent student newspaper, the Daily Beacon. She acts on her passion to improve citizen journalism through various initiatives such as the OJO, Citizen Journalist League, the World Journalists Summit, and InterJOURN. Leslie is co-author and creative director of various citizen journalism books that is sold in the United States and the U.K.

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  1. Evelyn says:

    I dont know what Princess Ann she dose more work then any other member of the Family this is very had to beleave what the Queen has done
    What about all the sadness she put on William & Harry when Camilla is not married to Charles

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