Camilla Parker Bowles has become the highlight of attention, with her husband Prince Charles readying himself to be the next king of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Although the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are highly unpopular because of how their relationship came about, it cannot be denied that their time to ascend the throne will come sooner rather than later. 

Charles has been groomed for his future role as king ever since he was born — even recently attending meetings of the Duchy to further prepare him for it. Meanwhile, his wife, Camilla, has also been busy preparing for her own duties as the queen-consort-to-be. It comes to question then, what exactly will Camilla’s duties be when she becomes queen consort?

Staying By Charles’ Side

The Duchess of Cornwall has been very supportive of her husband, accompanying him throughout engagements and sticking by his side no matter what happens. Although the couple is known for showing off their love in public, Camilla’s support is evident even in serious moments.

“Camilla has supported her husband, Prince Charles, since their marriage in April 2005 and doing a good job of it ever since,” said Buckingham Palace spokesman Dickie Arbiter.

Camilla’s nephew Ben Elliot also noted that his aunt is a good influence on the future king and that there is a “genuine, deep-down affection and love” between the two. “She does everything she can possibly do to support him,” said Elliot. “At the same time, he’s very proud of her. She’s very sharp and perceptive.”

Taking On Leadership Roles

As queen consort, Camilla will have to bear in mind that her actions must be for the good of the people of the United Kingdom, either at Charles’ side or alone on behalf of the Crown. She has already been taking on some royal duties herself, even becoming the president or patron of over 90 charities since her marriage with Prince Charles. As queen consort, she will have to take on more duties with Charles, taking on leadership positions in even more organizations.

Continuing With Charity Works

She is handling quite a number of charities and will have to align them with the ones she is most invested in, just as Prince Philip did. She will also have to pass some of her patronages to the other members of the royal family.

But will Camilla be a good queen consort?

Penny Junor, reporter and author of “The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles And The Love Affair That Rocked The Crown,” assured that Camilla’s potential will blossom even more once she becomes queen consort. “Camilla will be a hugely supportive consort,” Junor claimed.

“She will give him [Charles] the strength and the confidence to do the job he was born to do. He will be a better king for having her by his side,” she said.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Britain's Prince of Wales Charles (L) and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles talk during the burial ceremony of an unknown World War One soldier, the last of the 250 found in a mass grave from the 1916 Battle of Fromelles. Getty Images/Denis Charlet/AFP