The British royal family has dominated headlines for many years, but it seems as though they are more prevalent now than ever before. Queen Elizabeth has shattered records and continues to reign as strong and as bold as ever before, Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their third child together, and Prince Harry will soon wed his bride-to-be, Meghan Markle. It seems as if life could get no better for the family!
Though Queen Elizabeth doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon, the public has been attempting to come to terms with the fact that she will not be in power forever. Eventually, she will pass on, leaving the throne to another. The next in line to reign is her son, Prince Charles. Many feel he’s a controversial choice for a leader, believing that he isn’t as capable as others in the line of succession.
Prince Charles, though quite versed in the ways of his mother’s leadership, hasn’t had the affection and adoration of the public as his eldest son, Prince William, has earned. William is a definite fan-favorite, and many yearn for him to have control over the throne instead of his father.
While there are some reasons for the public to feel this way, one thing that enforces this opinion is the wife of the heir to the throne. Camilla Parker Bowles has made a name for herself quite early on, and it hasn’t always been a good one. Her dark history with Charles and the riff she caused in his first marriage to Princess Diana have caused many to think she’s utterly unforgivable.
When Charles takes the throne as King, Camilla wants to have the title of Queen rather than Princess Consort. For a title such as this, one certainly needs to have the trust, support, and love of the public. Knowing the love-hate reputation Camilla carries, she knows she must work diligently to find her way into the hearts of her people.
For the other members of the royal family, this is a seemingly effortless task. In recent times, Camilla has had to force herself to be “very open” to the media, making herself more relatable and personable.
According to sources, “Camilla is a very dedicated member of the royal family, she has engaged a lot in many patronages and has been supporting causes that are close to people’s hearts, such as the defense of domestic abuse victims or making sure prisoners get the changes to develop literacy skills. But, she doesn’t get the press younger royals get.”
The source went on to say: “Camilla is always very receptive, very aware that the media is there, very inclusive. She is aware she has to work a bit harder than some of the other royals. Many Princess Diana fans will never forgive Camilla for her relationship with Charles.”
Though the odds are stacked against her, it is a comfort to know she is making every effort to make amends with the public before her husband becomes King. Do you think she’ll ever be able to earn the love and forgiveness for her past actions that are still held against her?