“He’s got a hot temper, and she knows how to calm him, how to soothe him, how to just mollycoddle him, really. She’s very good at that.”
Ms Bond referred to an episode which took place during Camilla and Charles’s first official visit to Northern Ireland as Queen Consort and King two weeks ago.
The grieving monarch was filmed writing the wrong date, September 12 instead of September 13, in the ceremonial booklet at Hillsborough Castle.
Queen Camilla can ‘soothe’ King Charles, according to an expert
Camilla became Queen Consort following King Charles’s accession to the throne
In the video, Camilla can be seen pointing out to her husband that he had “signed the 12th earlier”.
Getting up from the table where he had sat down to sign the booklet, the King said: “Oh, God. I hate this.”
The Queen Consort then pointed out that the fountain pen used by the monarch had leaked on his hand, an incident which sparked visible annoyance in Charles.
Taking out a handkerchief to wipe the ink away, the King was heard saying: “I can’t bear this bloody thing! What they do, every stinking time.”
Queen Camilla has been described by Jennie Bond as Charles’s ‘foundation stone’
Many social media users sided with the sovereign after this video was shared on Twitter, as they pointed out the 73-year-old had been travelling across the country non-stop since the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II while also being burdened with grief.
Upon sharing the video on Twitter, GB News presenter Darren Grimes said: “His Majesty can’t even remember the date; unsurprisingly, he hasn’t stopped since his mother died on September 8.
“He hasn’t had an opportunity to grieve; he has thrown himself straight into his ceremonial duties and nationwide tour.
“A little stress over a leaky pen is undoubtedly fine to most.”
Queen Camilla and King Charles pictured together in 1979
Queen Camilla and King Charles on their wedding day in 2005
Charles and Camilla met in the early 1970s and remained in touch even after they married Princess Diana and Andrew Parker Bowles respectively.
In an interview part of the documentary by Jonathan Dimbleby released in 1994, the then Prince of Wales referred to the then Mrs Parker Bowles as a “great friend”, whose support was valued.
Speaking about how important Camilla is in the life of Charles, Ms Bond said: “Camilla is Charles’s rock, his foundation stone, his sounding board, his lover, his friend, his confidante and probably the only person in the world he can tell everything to.”
Camilla and Charles made their relationship public in 1999 as they were seen leaving together the Ritz in London after attending the birthday party of the Queen Consort’s sister.
The office also said Camilla, after Charles’s accession to the throne, would be known as Princess Consort rather than Queen Consort.
The issue of which title Charles’s wife would use after the end of the Queen’s reign was subject of speculation over the years.
Queen Elizabeth II, however, smoothly put an end to rumours and announced in a statement issued on February 5 she wished for Camilla to become known as Queen Consort once Charles became King.
Queen Camilla supported King Charles as he viewed tributes left for the Queen at Buckingham Palace
After stressing how vital the role of the royal consort supporting the sovereign, the late Queen said on the eve of the 70th anniversary of her accession: “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.”
Camilla, who after becoming a senior royal has not only supported the Crown with her engagements but also put the spotlight on important issues such as supporting victims of domestic violence, was praised for her work also by King Charles in his first speech as sovereign on September 9.
He said: “I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla. In recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage seventeen years ago, she becomes my Queen Consort.
“I know she will bring to the demands of her new role the steadfast devotion to duty on which I have come to rely so much.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK