Queen Elizabeth II Was 'Skeptical' About Camilla Parker Bowles At First, But Duchess Has 'Grown' On Her, Source Spills
Queen Elizabeth II's relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles wasn't always peachy.
The 95-year-old monarch apparently didn't take a liking to her son Prince Charles' wife at first — but she has since warmed up to her.
According to a report from Us Weekly, The Queen "was skeptical about Camilla when she married Charles and the circumstances were certainly challenging," a source dished. "But through her loyalty to the Firm, she has more than proved to her that she has what it takes."
Camilla's relationship with Charles has long been considered controversial after the Prince of Wales carried on the affair for years while he was married to his first wife Princess Diana, who died in 1997.
But Her Majesty has reportedly come around to the Duchess of Cornwall over the years as "Camilla has definitely grown on Elizabeth II, more so than ever during the pandemic," the insider spilled.
Since The Queen has been forced to lighten up her schedule as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Camilla has apparently been stepping up to the plate to help with tackling more royal duties.
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"She really upped her game and willingly took a hands-on approach with additional duties," the source added. "They have tea together and organize Zoom calls to discuss the future of the monarchy."
As OK! previously reported, The Queen announced that Camilla would be given the title of Queen Consort when Charles takes over the throne.
"When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife, Camilla, the same support that you have given me," she stated at her Platinum Jubilee over the weekend. "And it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service."
Charles reacted to the news on Sunday, February 6, sharing that he and Camilla are "deeply conscious of the honor represented by my mothers wish," in a statement. "As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout."