Camilla, the future consort, confesses she learned from the “unflashy” Duke who was “quietly trailing after.”
In a royal documentary released today, Camilla admits she learned from Prince Philip, whom she described as “unflashy” and who said he was “quietly following behind” the Queen.
The comments were made by Prince Charles’ wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in a BBC program honoring the late Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April at the age of 99. Her remarks came after the late Duke of Edinburgh gave up his military career to become Queen Elizabeth II’s consort.
Philip gave up his hobbies to “support her and to go into service and duty in a different way,” according to Prince William, referring to his grandfather’s acts as a consort.
The unique nature of being a royal consort was discussed extensively, as there was “no template” for the Queen’s spouse, and instead the Duke had to forge his own path to establish his status within the Royal Family and as the Queen’s partner.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who married Prince Charles in 2005, thinks the Duke’s behavior will impact her future role as the monarch’s consort.
“I watched how he backed the Queen,” she continued. You know, not in a showy way, but just by quietly doing it, you know, following along behind.”
Camilla stated that she has influenced her own behavior by witnessing Philip’s behaviors, noting, “It’s something I’ve learned through watching him.”
When Charles, 72, succeeds his mother Queen Elizabeth II as queen in the future, the 74-year-old will back him up.
The program included a shot of Prince Philip kissing the Queen’s cheek before touching the Queen’s crown, which the narrator explained was a “symbol of his desire to assist her shoulder its burden.”
The Duke is said to be “swearing trust and truth to bear unto the Queen, to live and die against all manner of folks” with this gesture.
Prince Philip is interviewed about his job as royal consort in the documentary ‘Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers,’ with the interviewer stating that his goal is to “help promote the monarchy and the image of royalty.”
The late Duke, however, disputed this, saying, “You make it sound as if.” Brinkwire Summary News.