Advertisement

Sarah Ferguson pledges support to King Charles


Sarah Ferguson has pledged her support to King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla.
The Duchess of York - who was married to Prince Andrew, Charles' brother, between 1986 and 1996 - has promised to do "whatever it takes" to support the royals, ahead of the king's coronation in London in May.
She told PEOPLE: "I'm very supportive of the King and the Queen Consort, and I really am glad to do whatever it takes to support them on their road ahead."
The duchess also remains hugely supportive of the "institution" of the monarchy.
She added: "I think it's very British, and it's very exciting. I love the institution of monarchy, and I believe in upholding the institution."
Last month, meanwhile, an insider claimed that Buckingham Palace plans to officially describe Camilla as Queen, rather than Queen Consort.
The 75-year-old royal is likely to have her title changed after Charles' coronation.
A source said at the time: "There’s a view in the Palace that Queen Consort is cumbersome and it might be simpler for Camilla to be known just as the Queen when the time is right."
The rumoured change was hinted at when Camilla launched the Queen’s Reading Room - without the Consort - when she changed the name of her charity.
The organisation was previously known as the Duchess of Cornwall's Reading Room.
The insider added: "The Reading Room was a sign of that. Her Majesty is the Queen after all.
"Prince Philip was Prince Consort officially, but he wasn’t known as Prince Consort. The Queen would of course still be Queen Consort so the Palace of course wouldn’t stop anyone calling Her Majesty that if they so chose."
In 2022, Queen Elizabeth announced that Camilla would be known as Queen Consort when Charles became king.
The late monarch - who died in September, aged 96 - confirmed her wish in a message marking the 70th anniversary of her reign.
She said at the time: "I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me. And 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; 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."