As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Her Majesty’s accession to the throne, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have publicly reacted to the Queen’s official Jubilee statement. In the letter the Queen, among other things, expresses her wishes for the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, to become Queen Consort when Prince Charles becomes King.
The post, published to Her Majesty’s official Instagram account @theroyalfamily, which contained a small part of her letter declaring her public backing of the Duchess’ succession was ‘liked’ by Prince William and Kate Middleton via their own Instagram account, @dukeanduchessofcambridge.
✍️ On the eve of the 70th anniversary of her Accession to the throne, The Queen has written a message thanking the public and her family for their support, and looking forward to #PlatinumJubilee celebrations over the coming year. #HM70 pic.twitter.com/U6JfzeZMLn— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 5, 2022
The post was captioned with the following: “On the eve of the 70th anniversary of her Accession to the throne, The Queen has written a message thanking the public and her family for their support, and looking forward to Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the coming year.
“In her message, she references the broadcast she made on her 21st birthday in which she pledged her life’s work to the people of the Commonwealth with the words: ‘I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service.'”
The full letter could be found on the Royal Family’s official Twitter account, declaring the monarch’s wishes of support for the accession of Charles and Camilla.
“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,” the letter reads.
Much like the Cambridges, royal fans were quick to show their support, with messages such as “Wishing you all the best on this momentous occasion. Happy Platinum Jubilee your Majesty,” and: “We are a blessed nation of people to have enjoyed you as our Monarch all these years, you mean so much to us, thank you.”