Camilla 'confronted on new title' by royal at tense Coronation dinner


Camilla was confronted over her new title during a Coronation dinner

Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler

Published: 04/05/2023

- 22:45

Updated: 05/05/2023

- 23:10

It is understood that Her Majesty the Queen said Camilla would be referred to as 'Queen Consort'

Camilla was confronted over her new title by Princess Anne at a Coronation dinner, it is claimed by Princess Diana’s dress maker.

David Emanuel said the Princess Royal reportedly told Camilla “you’re not Queen, you’re the Queen Consort” during the dinner with members of the Royal Family.

Speaking to Dan Wootton on GB News, Emanuel said the "whole situation" regarding Camilla's new title of Queen is "highly charged".


Emanuel, who designed Princess Diana's wedding dress in 1981, said he understood from Her Majesty the Queen that Camilla would be referred to as "Queen Consort".

"I understood from Her Majesty the Queen, she said she should be Queen Consort. Now suddenly she's now going to be Queen," he said.

"And it's very difficult because a lot of people have told me they were unhappy about it."

He added: "I heard that there was a Coronation dinner with which obviously the King and Camila was there, and apparently the Princess Royal said 'you're not queen, you're the Queen's consort'."

The Princess Royal and Camilla have an interesting past, having both dating the same man - Andrew Parker Bowles.

King Charles and Camilla

Princess Diana’s dress maker claims the 'whole situation' regarding Camilla's new title of Queen is 'highly charged'


It is known that Anne and Andrew grew close after bonding over a shared interest in horses, and began dating in June 1970.

But after their romance ended Camilla and Andrew began a relationship, and the pair married in 1973 and had two children.

They eventually divorced, paving the way for her to marry Charles in 2005.

After marrying Charles and becoming a member of the royal family, it is believed Camilla and Anne had a rocky bond.

Andrew Parker-Bowles and Camilla

Camilla married Andrew Parker-Bowles after Princess Anne dated him three years prior


Camilla found Anne's "frosty demeanour difficult and somewhat unnerving to cope with for several years", according to the book Camilla: From Outcast to Queen Consort.

However, after seeing Camilla's work for the royal family, it is claimed that Anne has "gradually become more amenable".

A YouGov poll this week found that while 48 per cent had a positive view of Camilla, 39 per cent held a negative opinion, putting her among the least popular in the royal family.

You may like