Prince William and Prince Harry Will Have to Bow to Queen Consort Camilla

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Prince William and Prince Harry Will Have to Bow to Queen Consort Camilla

One thing Prince Harry and Prince William have in common these days? They have to bow to their step-mother, Queen Consort Camilla. And they're not alone. Sources tell Page Six that everyone in the royal family will be expected to bow to Camilla.

“The personal impact is likely the protocol changes that roll into action almost immediately," the source says. “The family will now have to bow or curtsy to King Charles and Queen [Consort] Camilla.”

Meanwhile, Majesty managing editor Joe Little tells the outlet, “It would be the protocol to bow to the new king and Queen. Whether that happened under such circumstances [on Thursday or Friday morning] is debatable, but any time the royal family meets the new king and queen, the done thing would be to bow or curtsy to them.” Note: William and Harry will still call Charles "Pa" so at least that much hasn't changed as they adjust to the new protocols.

Photo credit: YUI MOK - Getty Images
Photo credit: YUI MOK - Getty Images

The Queen herself approved Camilla's Queen Consort title in February of this year, and author Christopher Andersen told Us Weekly at the time that the decision was “driving a wedge” in the royal family, and that "the boys [meaning William and Harry] were completely blindsided by this.”

Around the time of the Queen's Jubilee, a source told Page Six that Harry in particular has a difficult relationship with Camilla, saying "Harry will never truly love her, his mother was meant to be queen, and Camilla will always be the woman who led to his parents’ divorce."

FYI, Harry is expected to stay in the U.K. for about ten days, until the Queen’s state funeral, which is expected to be held on September 19.

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