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Camilla Parker Bowles Is "Thrilled" Prince Charles Won't Be King After Queen Elizabeth's Surprising Royal Succession ...

11 Aug 2017

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Well, at least one person in Prince Charles' household is happy about this decision! Camilla Parker Bowles is "thrilled" her husband will not become the King of England following the news that Queen Elizabeth has named Prince William — not Charles, who is first in line for the throne — her royal successor.

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"She’s secretly thrilled about the Queen’s decision. At 70, she’s had enough drama to last her a lifetime. [But], it’s hard on Charles. He has been unlucky as the man with the longest wait for a job ever," royal author Duncan Larcombe recently revealed to Life & Style magazine. According to a palace insider, "It’s important to the queen that her successor be popular. She wants her role to be taken on without any baggage."

To be expected, the Queen's historic choice has, unfortunately, put a strain on Charles' and William's father-son relationship. "Things have been a bit strained between William and his father since the Queen’s decision. But they are slowly getting used to it," an insider confessed. Though the 91-year-old monarch thinks William, 35, is "the perfect well-behaved grandson," she was also reportedly influenced by his wife Kate Middleton's success in the royal spotlight.

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"She thinks Kate has all the right personality traits to take on the role of queen. Her Majesty realized that William and Kate are the future. She has spent 65 years making sure that the House of Windsor survives, and she sees William and Kate as having the energy and star quality to do the job in a modern world. Queen Elizabeth will always do what is best for the long-term health of the monarchy," a source said.

The royal family in June 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Sadly, Kate, also 35, isn't too keen on serving her country as queen. "Kate had wanted to keep a low profile for a few more years. She’s desperate to remain a hands-on mom and worries about being in the spotlight more. She’s concerned about the added pressure on her kids," the palace insider confessed.

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