Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall promised on Thursday, Feb. 24, to use her Queen Consort position to highlight worthy causes like the proliferation of domestic abuse once she is elevated towards the position.

Camilla said that the Queen Consort position, which was officially endorsed by Queen Elizabeth II during the 70th anniversary of her ascent to power, will be a “great honor” for her to have as it will help highlight the causes that are near and dear to her heart, according to the BBC.

“You know if I start something like this, I'm not going to, to give up mid-channel, I'm just going to keep going to try and help [domestic violence victims] like Diana. I hope I should be doing it for a lifetime,” Camilla said.

The Queen’s endorsement of Camilla as Queen Consort is a new pivot in the Royal Family’s position towards the Duchess of Cornwall, as they were previously going to give her the lesser title of "princess" out of respect to the late Diana, who kept her Princess of Wales title even in death, The Daily Beast reported.

She also expressed excitement towards the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee, hinting at broader plans that will allow the British people to enjoy the royal monarch’s 70th anniversary.

“It's always lovely to have something happy to look forward to, isn't it? I mean, we've all been through hard times. We've all been locked away from our family and friends. And now we could all get together again and celebrate,” she said.

Camilla plans to use the Queen Consort position to spread more awareness regarding domestic abuse and violence, in hopes of changing the culture behind the actions to the next generation.

“I think children at school have got to be taught respect,” she said. “We have got to go back to the beginnings and just build up this idea that you have to have respect for human beings, it's lack of respect. It's treating women like chattels and people thinking they can get away with it.”

She highlighted how the lockdowns have aggravated the domestic abuse numbers, though she believes that this is ultimately for good as it shone a spotlight on the plight of the women under dire conditions.

“[Lockdown] also brought out things into the open that we wouldn't have necessarily talked about before… and I think, with domestic abuse, this is exactly what happened,” she said.

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With the coronation of Charles, 73, and Camilla, 73, due within a year of Charles’ accession, the new King reportedly wants the celebration to be “far cheaper” than Her Majesty's £1.57-million (US$2.13m) ceremony, an equivalent of £46 million (US$62.39m) today. Max Mumby/Getty Images

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