Kate Middleton is reportedly one of the people who are not "feeling quite celebratory" upon learning about Camilla Parker-Bowles' future Queen Consort title. She was "a bit shocked" by it, according to an insider.
Speaking to Us Weekly for its new and upcoming issue, the source claimed that, while there was a shock, the Duchess of Cambridge is "not upset" about the matter. Even so, it will take some time to get used to it, considering she was believed to be the next Queen Consort.
The Duchess of Cornwall was reportedly determined to be Princess Consort when the time comes for Prince Charles to become King of the United Kingdom. With this kind of setting, the announcement from Queen Elizabeth II sure did surprise everyone.
The informant did not disclose, however, where the information has come from or how it has come to light. Hence, it is unclear whether the claims are true.
Moreover, no one can seemingly verify the legitimacy of the story. Kate Middleton, alongside the rest of the British Royal Family, except Prince Charles and his wife, has remained silent about the matter.
Therefore, it is only safe to assume that the latest narrative is groundless and speculative.
Although it is unknown how Kate Middleton reacted to Queen Elizabeth II's wishes of Camilla Parker-Bowles becoming Queen Consort, some publications believe that Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom provided a "subtle" nod to the monarch's request.
Cosmopolitan recently reported that Prince William and Kate Middleton were "quite pleased" with the news. This came after the royal couple "responded publicly by liking" the Queen's statement on social media via their own official account.
The talks about Camilla Parker-Bowles becoming Queen Consort came after Queen Elizabeth II released an official message on Saturday. BBC said it marks the 70th anniversary of her reign across the United Kingdom.
In the statement, which the Royal's website published, the British Monarch made it known that Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be Queen Consort when Prince Charles takes over the British Throne from her. She, also, pointed out that it is her "sincere wish" that her daughter-in-law would have the royal title.
In response to the Queen's statements, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall shared their own sentiments about the subject. The Heir Apparent stated that they are "deeply conscious of the honor" that comes with the monarch's wish.
As for the next Queen Consort, she told her audience on Thursday that she feels "very honored and very touched."