Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is ‘dreading’ when Prince Charles becomes King, according to explosive claims made by Royal biographer Penny Junor.
Junor’s bold speculation about Camilla’s suitability to cope with the demands of the throne comes as a string of health concerns continue to plague Queen Elizabeth II.
“Camilla will face a very difficult time”, claims the royal biographer. Speaking to The Telegraph, Junor says of Camilla: “She is a normal woman who, because of her relationship with Charles, has found herself in an abnormal situation.”
Additionally, the biographer shared that Camilla, 74, had a unique perspective on the royal family, having lived outside of it prior to her marriage to Charles.
“She understands how strange the world of the Royal Family can be, and how the public sees that, and knows that at times her husband, the Prince of Wales, can’t see that.”
Junor also claims that Camilla’s children provide her with a fresh perspective she often isn’t offered, from those within the palace walls.
“Her children will tell her how the outside world views things the Royal Family are doing … It means she is better able than almost anyone else to persuade certain members of the Royal Family of a certain point of view that they might not see otherwise.”
Legally, when Charles becomes King, Camilla will become Queen Consort. However, this title is continually debated amongst officials, with many speculating over whether Camilla will, or should, use a lesser title in order to avoid controversy. The official stance is that Camilla intends to be known as Princess Consort.
Junor commented on this, saying: “I don’t think titles do it for her, and the prospect of being Queen or Princess Consort, the fuss there will be at the time, the comparisons to Diana, it will be a very difficult time for her.”
Junor’s troubling predictions regarding Camilla’s ability to adjust to the fuller demands of official royal life, come just days after Camilla, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex stood in for the Queen, in the wake of her last-minute “disappointing” withdrawal from a Remembrance Sunday service.