The ivory sceptre may no longer be part of the Coronation due to the Prince of Wales’s love for elephants and stance against poaching.
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However, according to Private Eye the ivory sceptre, which has been used by every Queen Consort since 1685, will be conspicuous in its absence.
The publication also claims that the veto on the sceptre came from the “elephant-loving” William, a fierce critic of the ivory trade.
Last August, William applauded the decision of a US court to convict Ugandan Moazu Kromah for five years for conspiracy to traffic millions of dollars’ worth of elephant ivory and rhino horn.
Camilla may choose not to carry the ivory sceptre at the Coronation
Prince William is known for his efforts to crack down on poaching
Some have hit back at the so-called “virtue signalling”, claiming the use of a 330-year-old sceptre housed safely in the Tower of London, cannot be considered equal to killing elephants and selling the ivory for profit.
Formed of three sections of ivory, the sceptre was designed by goldsmith Sir Robert Vyner for Mary of Modena, the Queen Consort of King James II.
At the top of the three-foot artefact is a dove which represents the Holy Spirit.
The King and Queen Consort will be crowned in a more modern ceremony at Westminster Abbey
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Prince William helping out with some elephants while on a visit to India
During the Coronation, Camilla will also be handed a gold sceptre with a cross atop, a symbol of the sovereign’s good governance and temporal power.
When she first married then-Prince Charles in 2005, Camilla initially said she would use the title Princess Consort when Charles became King, acknowledging the public’s difficult feelings over her new role following the death of Princess Diana.
Her popularity began to rise over the years as she interacted more with the British public and showed her unflinching support for her husband, leading Queen Elizabeth last year to announce that Camilla would be given the title Queen Consort after all.
Charles and Camilla on their wedding day in 2005
Royal author Penny Junor said: “The problem with Camilla was that she was involved with the Prince of Wales and was what Diana famously called the third person in the marriage.
“When she then married him, she was out and about and people met her. They realised that actually, she wasn’t this ghastly woman, a rottweiler, she was actually very nice.
“She’s funny, she’s warm, she’s friendly, she’s self-deprecating, she’s interested in other people.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK