The Duchess of Cornwall has called it a “great honor” to be Queen and says she will use the role to continue to push back against causes she supports such as domestic abuse.
The Duchess of Cornwall said it would be a “great honor” to become Queen of Consort and believes the position will help her further highlight the causes she supports.
The Queen used her Platinum Jubilee message, where she celebrates 70 years on the throne, to state that it was her “sincere wishes” that Camilla would take the title when “in fullness” her child Her brother Charles became King.
Discussing her work with victims of domestic violence, Ms Camilla, 74, said she would not “give up halfway”, saying she hopes to continue “doing it for the rest of her life”. .
In a special edition of Woman’s Hour and BBC Breakfast filmed at Clarence House, Camilla is reunited with Diana Parkes, whose daughter Joanna Simpson was murdered by her husband in 2010.
The Duchess has previously cited Ms Parkes as the inspiration behind her work with domestic abuse victims.
Camilla said: “Of course it’s a great honor (to be Queen Consort), it couldn’t be anything else. But it helps.
“I will keep up with these causes.
“You know if I start something like this, I’m not going to give up the middle channel, I’m just going to keep trying and helping people like Diana… I hope I should do that for the rest of my life. . “
In an interview with host Emma Barnett, she called for more action to tackle violence against women, saying: “We need to help the culture change. And I think we have to start over. From the beginning, I think that children at school should be taught respect.”
The Duchess added: “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’s about treating women like chat lists and people think they can get away with it. I’m sure a lot of people have done that and think there’s nothing wrong with it.
“I don’t think[the abuse problem]is any better. I think the lockdown is terrible because people can’t really escape. And you see the numbers have gone up.
“But on the other hand, I think it’s attracted a lot of attention to it. I think it’s talked about more now.”
Camilla has been a cause advocate on numerous occasions, including when she met survivors of domestic abuse at Bath’s Voices charity on February 8.
She has also spoken in the past about the need to do more to prevent violence against women, referring to the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa.
The Duchess, who has recently recovered from a battle with Covid, also told Barnett that she hopes the Queen’s Jubilee will give people a chance to “all celebrate together”.
She said: “It’s lovely to have something happy to look forward to, isn’t it? I mean, we’ve all been through hard times. We’ve all been in captivity. from my family and friends. And now we can all meet again and celebrate.”
The full interview will air on February 24 on Woman’s Hour and BBC Breakfast and was done live about three weeks ago, before Camilla was diagnosed with coronavirus.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/camilla-says-great-honour-become-26314972 Camilla says it would be a 'great honor' to be Queen Consort in a new TV interview