Queen Consort Camilla pays tribute to Elizabeth II

The royal family continues to pay tribute to Elizabeth II. And this Sunday, it is the turn of Queen Consort Camilla to speak about the sovereign who died on September 8 at the age of 96.

“It must have been so difficult for her to be a lonely woman. There were no female prime ministers or presidents. She was the only one, so I think she carved out her own role,” the wife of King Charles III said. The first speech of the new queen consort since the death of Elizabeth II must be broadcast in full by the BBC this Sunday, before a minute of silence observed by the whole of the United Kingdom at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. in Paris).

The “unforgettable” smile of Elizabeth II

“She had these wonderful blue eyes which when she smiled lit up her whole face,” Camilla, 75, recalled. “I will always remember his smile. This smile is unforgettable.

Long unloved by the British, who saw her as a homewrecker for having been Charles’s mistress when he was married to Princess Diana, Camilla slowly earned her stripes, engaging on violence against women or the promotion of reading.

Camilla’s popularity is picking up

It was not until last February that the late Elizabeth II, who had not attended her civil marriage to Charles in 2005, gave her consent for her to become “queen consort” when the time came.

Above all, Camilla’s popularity has picked up. Less than half of Britons last year wanted her to become queen. According to a YouGov poll published on Tuesday, 53% of them now believe that she will do a good job, when 18% think the opposite.

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