Britons Make Their Opinion Of Camilla Parker Bowles Clear In New Poll

As Queen Elizabeth II continues to celebrate her 70th year on the throne, fans are gearing up for the summer festivities surrounding her Platinum Jubilee. 

On the anniversary of her succession to the throne, the queen made a public statement about her time as the monarch. However, her comments about her eldest son, Prince Charles, and his wife, Duchess Camilla, had everyone talking (via the Mirror).

"When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me," the queen said in her statement. 

"And it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service," she added, throwing her full support behind her daughter-in-law.

Following the message, Charles responded with a statement of his own via his spokesperson. "The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are touched and honoured by Her Majesty's words," it read.

Charles later released another statement about his mother's wishes for Camilla to become queen. 

"We are deeply conscious of the honor represented by my mother's wish. As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout," he wrote (via People).

Of course, Camilla was also seemingly overjoyed by the queen's stamp of approval during her first public outing following the monarch's kind comments.

Camilla reacts to the queen's public show of support

Just a few days after Queen Elizabeth publicly supported the decision for her daughter-in-law Camilla Parker Bowles to formally obtain the title of queen consort following Prince Charles' ascension to the throne, the Duchess of Cornwall made her first public appearance, per People

Camilla stepped out in London on Feb. 10, 2022, to visit the Nourish Hub community kitchen. However, Charles was unable to join her after testing positive for COVID-19.

During her time at the kitchen, Camilla spoke to members of the public and even revealed how she felt following the queen's public show of support. When asked about her reaction to Elizabeth's statement, Camilla gave a brief yet heartfelt reply. "I feel very, very honored and very touched," she said.

Royal author Andrew Lownie tells the Mirror that Camilla seems to be deserving of the title. 

"Camilla has earned her spurs. The Queen, who wouldn't have Camilla in the room at one point, has become very fond of her. I think there's a real sense of the passing on of the crown," he said. 

Meanwhile, royal expert Dickie Arbiter seems to agree. "The Duchess has shown that she is a great support to Charles, the Queen, and the institution," he said, adding that all of the hostility that Camilla received following Princess Diana's tragic death in 1997 has "evaporated completely" over the years.

Arbiter may be right as Brits seem to have warmed up to the idea of Camilla becoming the queen, according to a new poll.

Most Brits support Camilla's future role as queen consort, per a poll

According to the Mirror, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla weren't the only people impacted by Queen Elizabeth's kind words during her latest public statement. 

Although Charles and Camilla did publicly show their appreciation for the queen's vote of confidence (via BuzzFeed), the people of the U.K. have also revealed their thoughts on Camilla becoming the future queen consort.

Per the Mirror, a new poll reveals that Brits are all for Queen Camilla, with 55% of people polled reportedly supporting the Duchess of Cornwall becoming the queen consort.

Only about 28% of those polled oppose the decision to give Camilla the title of queen consort. Most of those people are said to believe that Charles' first wife, the late Princess Diana, would have been more fitting for the role.

Meanwhile, the older age groups reportedly support Camilla becoming queen more so than the younger generation. Those in the 18-44 age category don't seem to have as much faith in the duchess or her husband, believing that she and Charles aren't great assets to Britain. 

While it seems that Camilla's popularity has grown greatly over the years, especially after the beloved queen offered her public support of the duchess, not everyone is on board with Camilla as the future queen consort.

However, it seems that Camilla will get the chance to win over her critics when she eventually steps into her new role.