A YouGov poll conducted last month found Camilla to be the tenth most popular member of the Royal Family. Of the 1667 adults surveyed, 36 percent liked the Duchess of Cornwall while 29 percent disliked her. Though the duchess has not always been as loved as other members of the Firm, in the past 18 months Camilla has become an increasingly central figure in the Royal Family.
During last year’s lockdown, the Duchess offered comfort and laughs by participating in a number of royal engagements.
Camilla even led the national tributes on V-E day while she posted many video messages online to shine a spotlight on her royal patronages.
A royal expert claimed the Duchess could become a “secret weapon” for the Royal Family once her husband, Charles, succeeds the Queen as monarch.
Speaking last year on podcast ROYALS, Angela Mollard suggested that Camilla’s “wealth of experience” will help her offer the Prince of Wales the required “stability and security” for him to rule as king.
She said: “Someone like Camilla who has a sense of humour, who is a dry wit.
“[She] can see the absurdity of royal life in some cases and yet still [has] enormous respect for the charities she represents and a genuine interest in them.”
“I think she’s a magic weapon for the Royal Family and when Charles eventually does take the throne, we will see the full wealth of experience, security and stability she brings to…