The Crown Ends with Charles and Camilla’s Wedding: Why Queen Elizabeth Skipped the Ceremony

The final season of ‘The Crown’ wraps up with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ long-awaited wedding. Despite the royal couple’s controversial history, Queen Elizabeth eventually gave her consent for the marriage. However, she did not attend the civil ceremony, sparking speculation and labeling it a ‘snub.’ The Queen’s absence, explained as a desire for a low-key celebration, was later clarified as her reluctance to attend a civil ceremony between divorced individuals due to her role as the head of the Church of England.

Prince Philip also skipped the wedding ceremony for the same reasons. The small affair, attended by 28 people, included witnesses Prince William and Tom Parker-Bowles. Queen Elizabeth, despite missing the civil ceremony, wore a cream ensemble to the service of blessings at St. George’s Chapel.

The Crown hints at the family’s initial disapproval of Charles and Camilla’s relationship, with Lord Mountbatten advising against marriage. Prince Harry and Prince William also pleaded with Charles not to marry Camilla, fearing controversy. In a surprising turn of events in 2022, Queen Elizabeth publicly honored Charles and Camilla, expressing support for their future reign and acknowledging Camilla as the future Queen Consort.”

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