Just five days from the royal wedding of the year, Clarence House has announced that Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles will not marry on Friday as planned, due to the fact that the Pope's funeral is to be held that day.
Clarence House has also confirmed Prince Charles will be attending the April 8 funeral mass in Rome, postponing his wedding until the following day - Saturday, April 9.
And in yet another twist in Charles and Camilla's path to marriage, it appears Camilla will inherit the title Princess of Wales, which was once held by Charles' first wife, Princess Diana. This new development, which was expected to be officially confirmed by the government on Monday, conflicts with previous reports that the Prince of Wales' new wife would not bear the title.
Though she will legally possess the title, Camilla has insisted that she will be known as the Duchess of Cornwall after her wedding, and as the Princess Consort when Charles accedes the throne. A spokeswoman for the Department of Constitutional Affairs said: "She will be the Princess of Wales, but she will not use the title. Clarence House have said this all the way through."
Last month, it emerged that, despite reports to the contrary, the 57-year-old divorcée will be queen when her soon-to-be husband becomes king. Though Camilla has said she does not want to be queen, legal changes would be required to comply with her wishes.