Most of the media coverage on the royal family is usually about Queen Elizabeth II or about the Fab Four royals, which consist of Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. On the other hand, Camilla Parker Bowles is not as visible as the rest, which might prompt some fans to question, is she ready to become queen consort when Prince Charles becomes king?

In terms of visibility, Camilla will definitely find it hard to match Princess Diana’s level of popularity with the public. What many people do not know, however, is that though the Duchess of Cornwall might not be as visible as the rest of the royal family members are, she has been quietly working extra hard to make sure she’s up for the challenge.

For instance, Camilla has always been increasing her public engagements over the years. In 2018, the Duchess of Cornwall completed 219 public engagements, which is reportedly more than Prince Harry’s and Kate Middleton’s.

In addition, public opinion toward Camilla has significantly improved over the years. She may not be as popular as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, or Meghan, Duchess of Cornwall, but the public no longer hates her like they did when Prince Charles was still married to Princess Diana.

There are also signs that Queen Elizabeth II herself might be preparing Camilla so she could seamlessly transition as Prince Charles’ queen when the right time comes. For instance, Her Majesty made Camilla a Grand Dame Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 2012. In addition, the Queen also elevated the Duchess of Cornwall to the Privy Council in 2016.

Camilla has been preparing herself the entire time that the conviction that she will eventually become one has practically seeped into her bones. This is evident by the way she handles herself, according to body language expert Judi James.

“Will Camilla be the next Queen of England?” James asked. “Her body language and PR branding at the Commonwealth Games would confirm unreservedly to me that she will without any doubt,” she asserted.

“Camilla has developed a new status confidence and uses signals of elevated status that would seem to announce the fact that she will be Queen in her own right, rather than Charles’s consort,” James explained.

“She led the royal wave at one point, standing apart from and slightly to the front of Charles as she did so and she mainly went solo on her crowd walkabouts rather than lurking by the Prince’s side as she might have done in the early days of their relationship.”

Prince Charles and Camilla Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attend the opening of a new terminal at the Owen Roberts International Airport on March 27, 2019, in George Town, Cayman Islands. Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images