Camilla Parker Bowles may take the Coronation Oath Act of 1688 when she is crowned queen or queen consort.

While speaking with Daily Star, law professor Pavlos Eleftheriadis, said that it is highly likely for Prince Charles’ wife to have her own coronation when Prince Charles is crowned king.

“To my mind, the most important for [Prince Charles and Camilla] will be the moment of the new King’s coronation. [This is] a ceremonial moment – not legally required for accession – but one of the great symbolic effects, especially if it is televised live, as in all likelihood it will be,” he said.

Eleftheriadis added that under the Coronation Oath Act of 1688, the Duchess of Cornwall will most likely take the Coronation Oath alongside her husband. And undertaking the oath is also one of the ways for Camilla to receive the title of queen consort and not queen.

“If for whatever reason – personal or political – they wish to use the title ‘Queen Consort’ for Camilla – so that she could, for example, perform more effective welfare work around the world – the appropriate way of doing so, would be by her taking the Coronation Oath alongside the King, as provided by the 1688 Act. The highly symbolic event would give her the moral standing to carry the title ‘Queen…’ Although not legally necessary, this would enable her to play a more visible symbolic role as ‘Queen Consort’ for the duration of the reign, but also beyond it,” he said.

However, the professor also noted the fact that Camilla has always preferred to use the title of princess consort even though she would still be listed as queen on official documents. And the only way for Prince Charles’ wife to avoid being called queen is to change the law.

Prince Charles and Camilla tied the knot in a civil ceremony in 2005. Their marriage took place years after Prince Charles divorced Princess Diana.

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Camilla attends an engagement on the beach during the official royal visit to Grenada on March 23, 2019 in Saint George's, Grenada. Getty Images/Chris Jackson