Britons don’t think Camilla should become Queen as a shock poll takes aim at the official title ahead of the Coronation.
In a survey carried out on 1,569 British adults online between March 24 and 27, only 14 percent of respondents thought Camilla should be called Queen, while 36 percent said she should retain her current title as Queen Consort.
A further 23 percent said Camilla should have no title at all, and 16 percent thought she should remain as the Duchess of Cornwall, the Mirror reports.
Camilla will now officially be known as Queen after the Palace revealed her official title for the first time on the invitation for King Charles’s Coronation.
A senior Palace source suggested that the Coronation is an “appropriate time” to start using ‘Queen Camilla’ in an official capacity.
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“It made sense to refer to Her Majesty as The Queen Consort in the early months of His Majesty’s reign, to distinguish from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the source said.
“‘Queen Camilla’ is the appropriate title to set against ‘King Charles’ on the invitation. The Coronation is an appropriate time to start using ‘Queen Camilla’ in an official capacity.”
Elsewhere on the survey conducted by Deltapoll, where wider questions of the monarchy were asked, 23 percent of respondents said they were in favour of a republic, and 51 percent said they believed Britain would still have a monarchy in 50 years’ time.
Britons were also asked who they think had done the most damage to the monarchy’s reputation recently, with a close result of 46 percent of people naming Prince Andrew, while 43 percent said Prince Harry.
Over three quarters (79 percent) of survey takers said they would remove Prince Andrew from the line of succession, while 64 percent said they would remove Prince Harry.
On the subject of the Prince and Princess of Wales, 71 percent of survey takers thought Kate and William were better role models, with 14 percent naming Meghan and Harry as the best role models.
Charlotte and Louis should eventually earn some money by working, according to 73 percent of people surveyed, and overall, 64 percent of respondents thought King Charles would go on to be a good monarch.