Camilla is to be given the Queen Mother’s priceless 1937 crown containing the Koh-i-Noor diamond | Daily Mail Online

EXCLUSIVE: The insertion of his wife’s title was included as part of a general reworking of plans for the Westminster Abbey ceremony up to five years ago, a senior palace source said.


So Camilla will be referred to as Queen Consort when Charles finally becomes King, but will that be so for many in the UK.

For Camilla will always be, for some in the UK, as the other woman, in the marriage of Charles and Diana, and while Diana was also not squeaky clean in the marriage did she really deserve to be deceived in that way.

Some say that Diana was only brought in to ensure that Charles produced heirs, but, if true was that right for does it not go against the sanctity of marriage. Was the existence of Camilla the reason that Diana went against her own marriage vows. Also what does this say about the example set by the UK institution of the Royal Family.

The example set is not very good, but then as marriage in the UK Royal Family or even any royal family been a good example.

There was the infamous Henry VIII and many others, even in this current family the life of Princess Margaret and her marriages and affairs, let alone the Life of Prince Andrew.

Is this family really the example that we in the UK should follow.

But Queen Elizabeth II has lead a good life and been a very great asset to the UK, as we are told she has put Country first, before family, but we have only The Firm responses to put this forward and by what degree can you trust an institution which is so closed in many respects.

We all have our own opinions and we have a right to our own opinions.

Myself I wish to have a Royal Family, but really one in which I can really believe in, but I know that will never be.

But I feel I would rather retain this British concept, as what would be the alternative, well it could have been President Blair some years ago and currently it would have been President Boris, neither of which I would have wished to have.


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Nicola Sturgeon shows how she means to go on by picking a fight with the Queen

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Nicola Sturgeon talks to carers during a meeting in Renfrew, Scotland. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Nicola Sturgeon talks to carers during a meeting in Renfrew, Scotland. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

Downing Street, we are told, wants to ‘re-set’ the relationship between Westminster and Holyrood after the referendum. UK ministers apparently want an atmosphere of ‘co-operation; to exist between the two governments.

Well, that’s great but it only seems to be going one way. Just take a look at what Nicola Sturgeon has decided to do over the funding over the Royal Family. Under the Smith Commission proposals, Scotland is going to get control over all Crown Estate assets north of the border. At the moment, the Crown Estates profits are used to fund the Royal Family.

So, if the Crown Estate loses a chunk of its assets, it will lose a chunk of its profits and the Queen will lose out. Scotland will simply be taking the money that currently goes to pay for the Royal Family and spending it on whatever it likes. Scottish ministers could have decided to be conciliatory and to agree to send the same amount south to pay for the Queen as comes out of their Crown Estate profits – about £2 million. But they decided to metaphorically stick two fingers up at the Royal Family, the Treasury and Downing Street and say, No, we will spend on it whatever we like, if you want to fund the Queen, take it out of general taxation.

It is also worth bearing in mind the timing of this announcement. Ms Sturgeon is due to meet the Queen on Wednesday for her first formal appointment as Scotland’s First Minister. This decision to snub the Royal Family financially may cause some embarrassment for aides on both sides ahead of the meeting, but it is not being done to curry favour with the Queen. It is being done to appeal to the now almost 100,000 SNP members who still harbour grievances over the referendum and want Ms Sturgeon to show an aggressive approach when dealing with the British State.

She is certainly doing that and, what’s more, echoes of the old Ms Sturgeon are starting to emerge. Despite all her talk of running Scotland by consensus, she was one of the SNP MSPs who boycotted a visit of the Queen to Holyrood in 2003. She also refused to take an oath of allegiance to the Queen when first elected as an MSP in 1999, preferring instead to swear allegiance to the sovereignty of the people of Scotland. In the short time she has been in charge of the Scottish Government she has effectively declared war on Scottish landowners and picked a fight with the Queen.

Anyone who doesn’t quite know which side of the fence she was coming from, should certainly be aware of it now. Downing Street officials may be keen to ‘re-set’ the relationship between Westminster and Holyrood. However, if they are not careful, they will find that Ms Sturgeon has already done it for them. …………’