In recognition to Camilla’s ‘personal’ service to the monarchy, Queen Elizabeth awarded her the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, according to Buckingham Palace.
Camilla has made it clear that she intends to be known as Princess Consort should Prince Charles outlive his mother and become King.
Zara Phillips, the 30-year-old bride, dazzled the onlookers, when she arrived traditionally late, for her wedding to the England rugby star Mike Tindall, 32.
Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are due in California next month. The cash-strapped US state hopes that the royal couple’s visit will boost tourism in the area.
Prince Charles in a move to cut travel expenditures is using his personal friend’s private plane for an official visit to the US, his spokesman says.