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Do you think Camilla should be crowned queen?

As the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today, has Camilla won us all over with her style, substance and support?

Ten years ago 7% of the British public thought Camilla should be queen.  In a similar poll 10 years later 50% of those polled said they now think Camilla should be queen when Prince Charles comes to the throne.

The past decade has seen perceptions of the former Camilla Parker Bowles transformed to a valued member of the royal “firm” whom half the nation would accept as queen.

It would appear that Prince Charles would like her to be crowned with him by his side and also that Prince William and Prince Harry have accepted her role.

What are your views? Has Camilla won over your heart?

Do you think Camilla should be crowned as Queen?

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djbowden59
6th Nov 2015
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No i Believe that Charles should abdicate immediately when the queen dies and should let william and kate become King & Queen.
bright bird
24th Jun 2015
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I am Scottish and no I do NOT think that Camilla should be crowned as Queen. She was a mistress and commited adultery. At some point there was a King who had to abdicate because he was with a divorced woman. Charles was marrying Diana and still with Camilla. Rules of the Church which, he is supposed to uphold, and is head of, do not countenance such actions. This cannot be changed just because it suits the situation. Let William and Catherine rule. Maybe they will help bring our country into the 21st Century!
fayefayenathan
29th May 2015
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i am cornish and never accepted her as duchess of cornwall, so i sure would not accept her as Queen Camilla, sounds like a cheap 3rd rate porn film!!! Let william and catherine reign, a very popular choice i think!
JOESKY9
20th May 2015
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I would like to think that Charles has the common sense to pass over the Crown to William & Catherine. Queen Camilla would be ridiculed wherever she went with lots of back sniggering.
terrortincan
18th May 2015
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the only reason I would accept Charles as king would be to allow William and Catherine to live their version of a normal life for as long as possible. Charles and Camilla cheated lied and misled Diana and the nation. They have earned no respect from me.
dianabarrie1940
2nd May 2015
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Camilla should not be crowned queen she should be kings consort.
shunter
25th Apr 2015
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On the other hand : Does Camilla WANT to be crowned Queen??
Has anyone asked her? - In fact Chas might not want the job of
Monarch either!,
Notdeadyet
19th Apr 2015
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Charles has obviously always loved Camilla. He was more or less pressured into marrying Diana as he was 'getting on a bit' and she too may have had some pressure of sorts. I do not believe Diana was as saintly as the media would have us believe. It is now almost 20 years since she sadly died. She was also divorced from Charles at the time of her death. I do not think Camilla is as black as she is painted either. The Family appear to have accepted her, as have William and Harry. I do not think that the government have any objections (do they?). They are now married. If the thought of a divorced woman becoming Queen still causes a problem in some influential circles then let her remain as Duchess when Charles becomes King. Or call her Queen Consort.
silver san
17th Apr 2015
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As now the first born is the heir to the throne, it should be King or Queen and the partner should be Kings consort or Queens consort.
Happy Curler
17th Apr 2015
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O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us. To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae mony a blunder free us.
Were we all so perfect!
rhydbernard
17th Apr 2015
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Camilla was directly responsible for the break up of the marriage to Diana,plus she has no attributes whatsoever
seaview
17th Apr 2015
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Do not believe that Camilla has an the hearts of the public. I would not like to see her as our queen.
SovereignInventory
14th Apr 2015
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Unfortunately it will have nothing to do with the 'common' man or woman - we as 'loyal subjects' will not have a say, so why do people get so uptight about it?
scandiman
22nd Jun 2015
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I am inclined to ask why we have a monarchy anyway? If we must, it should be modelled on Scandinavian lines. Only the Monarch and heir supported by the public purse. All others should work.
moiryel
12th Apr 2015
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Whether or not she becomes queen is not our decision. It will have no effect on our lives. I cannot understand why people become so animated on the subject.
daydreams
11th Apr 2015
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I have never thought Charles would be King, he is too outspoken perhaps, but above all, I'm not so sure he would want the responsibility. He likes his life at Highgrove with his garden and his books, his letter-writing, his circle of friends, and of course, his time spent with Camilla. I have to admit I didn't like her, but it is obvious she make him happy, and he makes her happy, and isn't that what marriage is all about in part? I don't agree that William has 'everyone's heart' though, but he would seem to be the natural choice if a monarchy is to continue. Personally, Harry gets my vote!!
jeanmc
11th Apr 2015
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Both of them are divorced and although l know that is the norm in this day and age Charles should abdicate in favour of Prince William who has everyone's hearts.
Gillymegs
10th Apr 2015
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Of course she should be Prince Charle's Consort...they are legally married.
chrissiehall
10th Apr 2015
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Edward abdicated as Wallis Simpson wasn't allowed to become queen because she was a divorced woman AND Camilla should not be queen because she is a divorced woman so that means poor Edward abdicated all in vain!!!!
HappyHippy
10th Apr 2015
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I think when the Queen dies the monarch should die with her. A secret society of people who are not accountable to anyone but themselves! Why should ordinary people pay for the richest woman in the world and her family to live a life of privilege none of us can even dream about!
scandiman
22nd Jun 2015
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Strange HappyHippy, that when I clicked a green thumbs up to agree with you, the system showed it as a red thumbs down!
So much for free speech!
Peter
10th Apr 2015
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The issue is not Camilla's suitability to be Queen but whether Charles is a suitable King. The Queen is a very hard act to follow and while I feel sorry for Charles in having to wait so long to get his turn I think many people would feel happier with William taking over from the Queen. Charles is old school and perceived as out of touch. The monarchy will need the energy of youth and fresh ideas if it is to adapt and survive in the future.
celtwitch
10th Apr 2015
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I don't think Charlie should be king, he is a dangerous man who has stifled the talent of architects, meddled in politics and pandered to Islam. He once said that, 'we should have more muslim teachers.'
He wants to be 'defender of faith' when crowned, rather than 'defender of THE faith' which is a clear indication that the influence of the CoE is in decline.
I only wish that the royals had to campaign like politicians for our votes, before being allowed to 'reign.'
janetann
10th Apr 2015
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He also champion environmentalists, organic farming etc. Who says he "stifled talented architects". The sort of buildings he critisised are being pulled down because they are awful!!
celtwitch
11th Apr 2015
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Organic farming is largely a waste of time, all it really does is inflate the price of cauliflower, cabbages and carrots etc.
His 'environmental' qualifications are dubious and based on the false claim that we are killing the world we inhabit, which is risible.
The heir to the throne has no right, legal, or moral to meddle in the affairs of state...the monarch is a 'constitutional' head of state...NOT a politician!
Spider62
10th Apr 2015
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For reasons beyond my comprehension she was not felt good enough for Charles, he married Diana knowing he was still in love with Camilla. She allowed herself to be guided into a marriage, but Charles was never free of her, I don't feel she can be crowned queen.
janetann
10th Apr 2015
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Think back to the 70's & 80's. The "Silversurfers" of the day would never have accepted as commoner as queen. Diane is said to have decided she would be Princess of Wales when Charles was going out with her sister! She must have known the score - look who her forebears were.
Magspots
10th Apr 2015
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I think that Charles should definitely not be passed over when the time comes. After all, he has trained for the job all of his life. If Camilla is happy to take the title of Consort, that would probably be best although I, personally, wouldn't mind if she became Queen. Didn't Henry VIII set a precedent?
Picture Frames
10th Apr 2015
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Charles and Camilla are united in love before God; of course she should be Consort or Queen. The title is immaterial. They are both an asset to this country and to the Royal Family. Without whom this country would be hugely depleted. Charles works tirelessly for the good of this country and the World as a whole. There is so much we do not know about.
dorin
10th Apr 2015
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Although they are obviously very happy, and that's nice to see, they can't changed the past. What they did behind Diana 's back when she first married Charles was very wrong so they'll have to take the consequences and give up the throne. It should go straight to William.
janetann
10th Apr 2015
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Are you always so forgiving? By all the accounts of affairs, including with married men, Diana wasn't perfect - she seemingly got confused on some issues (like when her affairs started) during "that interview" so you cant take everything she said as gospel.

But all that is in the past - no doubt the women she wronged have moved on so why can't everyone else?
cabben
10th Apr 2015
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Definitely NO! I hope Charles does not become King either. He is a HYPOCRIT!
Cava
10th Apr 2015
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Never should
she be Queen .......
stokie18
9th Apr 2015
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like a previous comment i think Prince Charles is weak and the young people do not connect with him and therefore he should be passed over thus making the issue of Camilla being queen does not come into the equation.
sparrer
9th Apr 2015
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So much speculation. It is Charles' right to become king, that's how the Royal Family in this country works. If their subjects don't like it tough, we can't change the rules. It is not Camilla's right to become queen and only the family can agree to it if they choose to do so. She has already said she is happy to take the lesser title of consort should it be bestowed upon her. Again, we don't make up the rules. Re Charles' first marriage, he's not the first divorcee in the Royal family to remarry, not will he be the last. We cannot judge him any more than we can judge each other without knowing the full facts.
Let them live in peace whatever positions they may take in the future.
Kaye
9th Apr 2015
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I will never accept Camilla as Queen. She landed on her feet snagging Charles the second time around. After all she was his mistress first.
janetann
10th Apr 2015
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When they first met all the hyocritacal snobs wouldn't have allowed them to marry - he was required to marry someone suitable and did so because it was his duty as heir to the throne.
lindy lou
9th Apr 2015
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I for one would not celebrate prince charles becoming king and I will never accept her as our queen,the woman should be ashamed of her self.
Wendy V.
9th Apr 2015
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Yes please let Camilla be Queen and join Charles if he is crowned King.
She is his chosen partner (unlike Diana who was foisted on him ) and the world has turned so many times and moved on from the days of Edward and Mrs. Simpson.
I often wonder if the folk who refuse to accept Camilla are the same types who refuse to accept a second son or daughter-in-law after either a death or divorce.
liverbirdpam
9th Apr 2015
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She should never be Queen as he way they treated Diana. She was quite happy to marry Parker Bowles then cheated on him through the years. Charles is a weak man let us bypass him and have William as King he is in touch with the people Diana made sure of that.
ells bells
9th Apr 2015
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They have been together for all this time it would be silly for her not to be really that's if he ever gets to be king the queen doesn't look like she's retiring any time soon x
susie24
9th Apr 2015
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If his great uncle Edward wasn't allowed when he married Wallis Simpson why should he it's protocol I thought!! The queen mother will be spinning in her grave!!
She should be consort only the horrible woman never liked her ......she knew what she was doing and how they made a fool out of Diana!!
He should never be king now Diana not here to be queen.... Pack them off to France out the way!!
JCKTMBVVY
9th Apr 2015
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Charles should not become King, so she definitely can't be Queen.
Vineland
9th Apr 2015
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I think she should be crowned Queen. She makes him happy!
Ginga
9th Apr 2015
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They should probably have married originally, definitely should have NOT had their affairs whilst married....but can't seem to be without each other! However, even though no ones perfect, in Prince Charles position...he was wrong to mess up so many lives. They are obviously happy, but she cannot be our Queen........
janetann
10th Apr 2015
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What about Diana - she was having affairs while she was still with Charles, hence the speculation which must be very hurtful.
KatieG48
9th Apr 2015
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On the occasion of their wedding in 2005, Clarence House stated that if Charles becomes king, it is intended that Camilla will adopt the title of Princess Consort, not Queen Camilla. This is not the same usage as her father-in-law, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who does not hold the title of Prince Consort although he was created a Prince of the United Kingdom by the Queen. I think that Clarence House should keep to this intention, and Charles could create her a Princess of the United Kingdom after he becomes King if he feels it necessary. Diana was not actually Princess Diana, her legal title was Diana, Princess of Wales. Camilla's legal title is Camilla, Princess of Wales, although she apparently chose to be known as Duchess of Cornwall probably because of the strength of public opinion I favour of Diana.
country maid
9th Apr 2015
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When Charles married Camilla the whole country was placated by parliament saying that instead of Charles being asked to abdicate like his Great Uncle Edward, Camilla would never expect to be Queen, she would be his Consort. Now the time is getting closer the monarchy are hoping we'll all forget that and accept this horrid woman as our queen. Well I for one would like for Charles to be by-passed and the crown given to William.
nanawoowoo
9th Apr 2015
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Charles carried on the affair with Camilla after his marriage to Diana. Camilla should have stepped back and he should not have pursued her. If he wanted to marry Camilla he should have given up his right to be king and not married Diana, but What Charles wants Charles seems to get.
janetann
10th Apr 2015
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Why should he have given up his right to be King - they were both single and she only married PB when he was sent off to serve in the Navy.
Baxi
9th Apr 2015
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A lot of water has gone under the bridge and it's very easy to judge these situations when we really don't have all the facts. I would go on the fact that Camilla has been a credit to the country since she married Charles. She has been supportive of many charitable causes and has always behaved impeccably. I think she should be crowned Queen.
wende
9th Apr 2015
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I agree Camilla has done a lot of charity work and still does. As much as I liked Diana she should not have been forced on Chales and he should have married who he wanted and it has always been Camilla the Princes have accepted her so we should to. We really didn't know what goes on behind Closed doors and should we judge ??
linda k
9th Apr 2015
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How disappointing that there are so many judgemental people on here. Nobody knows what went on and there were faults all round. Maybe comments should only be allowed from people who have blameless lives - oh no, that's no good, there wouldn't be anything to read!
Andrea Pretli
9th Apr 2015
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Totally agree with you Linda K!
jackim
9th Apr 2015
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The Duke of Edinburgh is not King Phillip - Camilla should be recognised as his consort, not Queen.
Ginianne
9th Apr 2015
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My thoughts exactly.
Wendy V.
9th Apr 2015
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Had no intention of supporting this comment, my finger landed there by accident.
tan
9th Apr 2015
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I will never stand up for the Loyal Toast if she is Queen! Mind you, I won't stand up for Charles either after the way he treated Diana! They are both despicable manipulative people who got what they wanted in spite of using and hurting people.
lizfid3
9th Apr 2015
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I could never show any reverence to a woman who behaved in the disgusting manner she did when Charles was married to Diana. I know it takes two to tango but she should have had the grace to bow out. As for Charles, as monarch in waiting and future head of the Church of England, he should have given up his lust for this woman and stuck to his marriage vows. He took those vows knowing he was lying through his teeth. He has no right to the throne either.
lizfid3
13th Apr 2015
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If Charles had not been an adulterer from day one of his marriage I doubt Diana would have felt the need to have affairs.
janetann
10th Apr 2015
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If Diana had stayed married and just had her numerous affairs, what would you have felt about her as Queen?
Wendy V.
9th Apr 2015
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Perfectly worded hiltongayle.......if only there were more open minded and enlightened folk like you, the world would be a kinder place.
hiltongayle
9th Apr 2015
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For me, this argument doesn't add up. Many seem to forget that the Church of England was formed by Henry 8th, he did so because he wanted to divorce one wife in order to marry a woman with whom he had been having an affair, mainly Anne Boleyn. Henry was a manipulative man who used the church for his own ends. Diana was not innocent within her marriage either. Camilla will be the consort to Charles whether she is crowned queen or not. As a couple they have both grown within their relationship, surely it is better that our future King is loved and supported by his family, this can only make him a better man, better suited to rule his country, than an unhappy despondent man, at odds with his country and unable to rule effectively.
Ladyjo
9th Apr 2015
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Of course she should. Charles will be King and as his wife she should be Queen. If Dianna had lived she would have been Queen and she was not of royal birth ! Whats the difference ?
tan
9th Apr 2015
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Diana was a young girl used by the family, Camilla knew exactly what she was doing and it has nothing to do with birth!
Bazeley
9th Apr 2015
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I think if Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry are in agreement then there is no reason why Camilla should not be crowned Queen. Rightly or wrongly having a remarried monarch on the throne is just a reflection of how society is today in a lot of families.
Wilf
9th Apr 2015
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Yes I think she should when the times comes. She seems to have done a good job in the last 10 years and Prince Charles obviously loves her so think it would be appropriate

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