Prince Charles will be the next heir to the British throne and will make his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, consort. Due to his personality and controversial relationship, he’s one of the members of the royal family with the least popularity. Despite the overall opinion on the prince, he’s “happy and fulfilled” in his relationship with the Duchess of Cornwall and therefore will make him a “confident, capable and much-loved King,” according to royal biographer Penny Junor.

When Charles and Camilla first met in 1970, they hit it off immediately. But their romance ended before Charles left for the Royal Navy. Eight months later, Camilla had already gotten engaged to Andrew Parker Bowles. She married in 1973, while Charles dated Princess Diana in 1980.

Six years later, Charles and Camilla began an affair and went on to become the biggest factor of Charles and Diana’s failed marriage, which eventually led to divorce finalized in 1996. Since then, the public had divided opinion on the Duchess of Cornwall.

In 2005, the couple married in a civil ceremony. However, since Camilla's marriage, she has slowly gained more support and acceptance as part of the royal family.

In her 2017 book “The Duchess: The Untold Story,” Junor wrote that being with Camilla will impact Charles' performance as king. “Intellectually, Charles will be the best-prepared heir who has ever ascended the throne,” Junor wrote. “But emotionally he is less robust. She will give him the strength and confidence to do the job,” she added. Junor said that Camilla also shares many traits with Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, who was very supportive of her husband, King George VI.

Junor stated that Charles now feels “happy and fulfilled” being with Camilla, compared with his time with Diana, when he was “lonely and depressed.” This will make him a better father, prince and eventually king. “When the time comes, it will make him a confident capable and I believe much-loved King,” she shared. “Without her, there might have been a very different outcome.”

“Her calmness, warmth, good humour and approachability — and her ability to be very tough when the occasion demands — are everything the nation could want in the uncertain years that will follow the death of such a popular and long-reigning Queen,” Junor concluded.

For years, people have wondered what Camilla will receive as title when her husband becomes king. Charles has shared that she would get the title of “Princess Consort” and not “Queen.” However, he has seemingly changed his mind and eventually retracted the statement. But Clarence House has clarified that “Princess Consort” is still the intended title for Camilla.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Prince Charles will be the next heir to the British throne and will make his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, consort. A royal biographer believes that Camilla will make Charles a confident king. Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images