Camilla says Queen Elizabeth II had the most ‘wonderful blue eyes’

  • Camilla, the Queen Consort, paid tribute to her late mother-in-law in a BBC TV interview.
  • Queen Elizabeth II had “wonderful blue eyes” and an “unforgettable” smile, Camilla said.
  • The Queen Consort also praised the monarch for carving out his role as one of the world’s leading men.
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Camilla, the Queen Consort, said Queen Elizabeth II had beautiful blue eyes and a smile she will never forget in an excerpt from a BBC interview published on Sunday.

The compliments from the former Duchess of Cornwall come almost two weeks after the monarch’s “peaceful” death at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland, aged 96.

The comments also come ahead of the Queen’s funeral, which will bring 2,000 attendees including President Joe Biden and members of the Royal Family to Westminster Abbey on Monday for a service honoring the monarch’s life.

“She has these wonderful blue eyes,” Camilla says in a clip from the interview, which will air in full on Sunday at 8 p.m. BST. “When she smiles, they light up her whole face. I will always remember that smile, you know, that smile is unforgettable.”

Queen Elizabeth II then Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in 2005.

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Elsewhere in the interview, Camilla explained how the Queen emerged as a formidable female force at a time when world leaders were predominantly male.

“It must have been so difficult for her to be a lonely woman. There were no female prime ministers or female presidents,” the queen consort said. “She was the only one, so I think she carved out her own role.”

Camilla’s association with the late monarch has come a long way since the controversial start of her relationship with King Charles III in the 1990s.

Charles and Camilla’s romantic relationship is said to date back to 1986, when he was married to Princess Diana and she was married to Andrew Parker Bowles. The pair only went public as a couple in 1997.

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Poundbury


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Queen Elizabeth II in Poundbury, Dorset, in 2016.

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But it wasn’t until 2000 that the Queen reportedly agreed to meet Camilla officially, according to the New York Times. Although the Queen was not present at their wedding in 2005, the years that have passed have shown that she and the monarch seem to be developing a close bond.

In February, Queen Elizabeth II gave Camilla her clear approval when

that she wanted her daughter-in-law to have the title of queen consort when Charles III became king, ending years of confusion as to what her future royal title would be.

“When, in due time, my son Charles becomes king, I know that you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you have given me; and I sincerely hope that, when the time comes, Camilla will be known. as queen consort as she continues her loyal service,” the queen wrote in a statement reflecting her 70-year reign.

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