Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will be awarded the title of Dame Grand Cross byper an announcement on Monday April 9, 2012.
That special honor to be bestowed upon her is the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, according to the Buckingham Palace.
The announcement comes on the 9th of April, which also happens to be the seventh wedding anniversary of Camilla and, who is of course, the queen's son.
Prince Charles had long had had a special place in his heart for Camilla who he knew long before having met his late wife Lady Diana Spencer.
Fate had it that Charles and Camilla would indeed tie the knot, some eight years after the tragic death ofin Paris, marrying on April 9, 2005.
Awards under the Royal Victorian Order, which was founded in 1896 byherself, are given by the ruling British monarch to those who have served the monarch or the monarchy in a personal way. They are bestowed upon the individual independently of the British Prime Minister's office.
The actual date of the investiture is yet to be announced by Buckingham Palace, but once Camilla is invested with the title, she will be adding the letters “GCVO” after her name, standing for “Grand Cross Victorian Order.”
Others who have been awarded that special honor are Princess Anne (daughter, appointed to the order in 1974 and becoming Grand Master in 2007), Sophie the Countess of Wessex (son Edward’s wife, who was appointed to the order in 2010) and the Duchess of Gloucester (wife of Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester and appointed to the order in 1989).
Congratulations to Camilla on her GCVO honor to be bestowed soon and a very happy 7th Wedding Anniversary!