Camilla Says ‘Great Honor’ of Being Queen Will Help Her Keep the Focus on Domestic Violence
Camilla Parker Bowles described Her official upgrade to queen awaits was “a great honor” and pledged to use her position to further shed light on the “taboo subject” of domestic violence.
Camilla, 74, made her comment in an interview with the BBC’s long-running radio program Women’s Hour.
It is the first time she has spoken at length about her new position since Queen Elizabeth, 95, used the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne to release a statement saying it was her “sincere wishes”. by Camilla. will be named queen consort when her husband Prince Charles ascended the throne, in what she called diplomacy “the full time”.
The timing of the queen unilaterally endorsing Queen Camilla came as a surprise, although there has long been little doubt that Prince Charles will seek to become Queen Camilla, returning to the long-standing royal pledge that Camilla will be known to less people. princess title. This compromise was made when she married Prince Charles in 2005, out of respect for the memory and location of his first wife, Diana, who passed away in 1997. Since marrying Mr. Charles, Camilla used the title Duchess of Cornwall instead of Princess of Wales, as Diana was known.
When asked by interviewer Emma Barnett about her promotion, Camilla said: “Of course it’s a great honor, it couldn’t be anything else.”
She says her position will help her keep the domestic violence issue in the media spotlight: “I’ll keep up with these causes. You know if I start something like this, I’m not going to give up… I hope I should do it for the rest of my life.”
“We need to help the culture change. And I think we have to start all over again, I think children in school have to be taught about respect.
“We have to go back to the beginning and… just build on this idea that you have to have respect for people, that’s disrespect.
“It treats women like chat lists and people think they can get away with it. I’m sure a lot of people do that and think there’s nothing wrong with that.
“I don’t think (the abuse problem) is any better. I thought the locking was terrible because people really couldn’t escape. And you see the numbers have increased.
“But on the other hand, I think it draws a lot of attention to it. I think it’s talked about more now. “
Camilla, who recently caught COVID, also spoke about this summer’s diamond celebrations, saying they will be an opportunity to party, commenting, “It’s lovely to have something happy to look forward to. wait, right? I mean, we’ve all been through tough times. We have all been locked out from our family and friends. And now we can all meet again and celebrate. “
Camilla was reunited on the show with a domestic abuse survivor she had previously met, Diana Parkes, whose daughter, Joanna Simpson, was killed by her husband in 2010.