CAMILLA will one day stand by Prince Charles' side when he ascends the throne - but the specifics of her role and title continue to worry her family, a royal author claims.
Charles and Camila have been happily married for 15 years. The couple appears to be taking on more responsibility within the Royal Family as the Queen and Prince Philip get older. Particularly in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, as the monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh have shielded to avoid contracting the disease, Charles and Camilla have become the visible face of the monarchy.
It has provided royal watchers with a glimpse of how life might look when Charles ascends the throne.
However, Camilla’s family are “fearful” over what will happen when Charles becomes King, according to royal biographer Penny Junor.
In her book ‘The Duchess’, Ms Junor writes: “At least one member of her family doesn’t want her to become Queen for fear of a backlash.”
The family member told Ms Junor: “I think it would be better for her if she became Princess Consort.
“I do so want her to be alright and I do worry that she won’t be.
“How is she going to be judged?
“That’s the thing I feel fearful about.
“Between Diana and the Queen is a hard place to be. People might go a bit wild.
The Queen who’s been in our lives forever, the worship of Diana, and suddenly Queen Camilla.
“It’s going to be such a shake-up.
“I fear for them both.”
The author also spoke to former MP Frank Field, who worked with Camilla as patron of his Foundation Years Trust.