Camilla should NOT become Queen when Prince Charles takes the throne – Britons speak out

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Prince Charles, 72, has been married to Camilla for over 15 years but their relationship remains marred due to their infamous affair that occurred while the royal was still married to Princess Diana. The affair played out in the latest series of Netflix’s The Crown. As first in line to the throne, Prince Wales will become monarch, but Britons have expressed their opposition to Camilla becoming Queen – as is tradition for the wife of a King.

A YouGov poll, which quizzed 1,730 UK adults from April 21-22, found that just 14 percent of respondents think Camilla should become Queen when Prince Charles becomes King.

This marked a one percent rise on the last time Britons were polled on the question, on November 21-22 2019.

Just over a quarter of respondents (26 percent) thought Camilla should have no title at all, but this marked a decrease from 30 percent in the previous survey.

Almost half of those surveyed (44 percent) thought Camilla should bear the title Princess Consort instead.

This was a rise from 41 percent in the 2019 poll.

When Camilla married Prince Charles, she could have taken on the title of the Princess of Wales.

But out of respect to the late Princess Diana, who became synonymous with the Princess of Wales title, it was decided that Camilla would be known as the Duchess of Cornwall instead, another of Charles’s titles.

Royal expert Marlene Koenig said the decision was to avoid stirring up ill-feeling.

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She said: “Camilla was not popular or well-liked, [though] this has changed a lot since the marriage as Camilla has taken on a lot of patronages and Charles is a lot happier.

“Still, [there was] a lot of tension and anger among a certain element of the population—so it was decided that Camilla would be styled as the Duchess of Cornwall, even though, of course, she is the Princess of Wales.”

But when Prince Charles becomes King, Camilla’s title is likely to change again.

As is tradition, the wife of a King is traditionally known as Queen Consort.

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However, Camilla is unlikely to take on this title.

When the couple married in 2005, it was decided Camilla would not be known as Queen Camilla when Charles ascends the throne.

This decision is believed to have been made out of respect to the late Princess Diana.

Instead, Camilla will take on the new title of Princess Consort.

In recent years, there has been some speculation this may not be the case and Camilla may actually be known as Queen Camilla.

However, in March 2020 Clarence House for the couple rebuffed this speculation.

A spokesperson for the couple told The Times: “The intention is for the Duchess to be known as Princess Consort when the Prince accedes to the throne.

“This was announced at the time of the marriage and there has been absolutely no change at all.”

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