World doesn't want 'another glamorous Diana on throne', expert claims

Public will embrace ‘charming and steady’ Camilla when she becomes Queen Consort because world doesn’t want ‘another glamorous Diana on the throne’, claims royal expert

  • People around the world will embrace ‘steady’ Camilla as Queen Consort
  • Claim was made by Ingrid Seward, Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine 
  • She said the world doesn’t want ‘another glamorous Diana on the throne’

People around the world will embrace ‘steady and charming’ Camilla when she becomes Queen Consort because most don’t want ‘another glamorous Diana on the throne’, according to one royal expert.

Speaking on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, Ingrid Seward, Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine, said the Duchess of Cornwall, 74, being ‘slightly in the background’ will be a ‘very good thing’ when the time comes for her to become Prince Charles’ Queen.

However, the royal commentator suggested that Camilla still has some work to do to increase her popularity – especially in the US, where the ‘ghost of Princess Diana’ overshadows the Prince of Wales and the Duchess.

People around the world will embrace ‘steady and charming’ Camilla (pictured meeting royal fans on March 1) when she becomes Queen Consort because most don’t want ‘another glamorous Diana on the throne’, according to one royal expert

Speaking on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, Ingrid Seward, Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine, said that Camilla still has some work to do to increase her popularity – especially in the US, where the ‘ghost of Princess Diana’ overshadows the Prince of Wales and the Duchess. Pictured, Diana in Chicago in June 1996

‘I think people that have met Camilla really love her, and can see the warmth that she has,’ said Ingrid.

‘But globally she’s not so popular, especially in the United States, because of this huge swell for Diana that will never go away. 

‘So I feel that Camilla and Charles have always got the ghost of Diana hovering over them.’

But she added: ‘I don’t think the world wants another glamorous Diana on the throne, I think after the Queen goes, to have someone steady and charming but slightly in the background like Camilla is probably a very good thing.’

Elsewhere on the programme, Duncan Larcombe told how the Duchess has supported the families of soldiers killed in conflicts. 

 Elsewhere on the programme, Duncan Larcombe told how the Duchess, pictured in her Colonel-in-Chief role, has supported the families of soldiers killed in conflicts

He recalled: ‘I was writing about the 3 Rifles Battalion that had just got back from Afghanistan. 

‘Thirty of their men had been killed in that conflict, and Camilla was the Colonel of Chief, as she still is. 

‘And it hadn’t been publicised, but I found out from the commanding officer of this unit, that she had handwritten a note to all of the 30 soldiers that were killed, all of their significant relatives, under the radar. 

‘She didn’t have to do that, but that showed to me that Camilla is not just the colonel in chief of the three rifles, she’s not just patron of a charity, she really means it and she is incredibly passionate about those causes.’

Last month, the Duchess said it will be a ‘great honour’ to become Queen Consort – adding that she will use the position to help her to highlight the causes she supports.

Last month, the Duchess said it will be a ‘great honour’ to become Queen Consort – adding that she will use the position to help her to highlight the causes she supports. Pictured: broadcaster Emma Barnett and the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House

Speaking to BBC presenter Emma Barnett about her work with victims of domestic violence, Camilla said she would not ‘give up mid-channel’, saying she hopes to continue ‘doing it for a lifetime’.

It comes after The Queen issued her royal seal of approval for the Duchess to use the title of Queen when her husband, Prince Charles, becomes King.

Speaking to Emma at Clarence House for Woman’s Hour and BBC Breakfast, Camilla said: ‘Of course it’s a great honour (becoming Queen Consort), it couldn’t be anything else. But it does help it.

The Queen ended years of speculation and controversy over the Duchess’s future title by publicly announcing during her Platinum Jubilee speech that it was her ‘sincere wish’ that Camilla should be known as Queen Consort when the time came. 

The Royal Beat – available on True Royalty TV 

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