Queen Camilla ‘has watched The Crown’ says royal expert


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.

Queen Camilla ‘has watched The Crown’ says royal expert

Queen Consort Camilla may reconsider using the traditional ivory sceptre at her and King Charles’s Coronation on May 6 in order to appease “elephant-loving” Prince William, who is a passionate advocate for conservation. The ceremony has already been altered to appeal to a more modern audience, with the service time shortened by an hour and the Queen Consort declining to wear the Koh-i-Noor diamond to avoid offence over colonialism.

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.

Queen Consort In Germany - Day One

Camilla may choose not to carry the ivory sceptre at the Coronation (Image: Getty)

Prince Of Wales Visits Poland - Day 2

Prince William is known for his efforts to crack down on poaching (Image: Getty)

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 State Opening Of Parliament

The King and Queen Consort will be crowned in a more modern ceremony at Westminster Abbey (Image: Getty)

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Prince William greeting some elephants

Prince William helping out with some elephants while on a visit to India (Image: Getty)

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.Prince Charles and Camilla Wedding Group Pictures

Charles and Camilla on their wedding day in 2005 (Image: Getty)

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.”


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