'Camilla should be Queen when Charles becomes King'

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The Duchess of Cornwall should be given the title of Queen when the Prince of Wales ascends the throne, says Jennie Bond.

The former BBC royal correspondent covered Prince Charles' marriage breakdown to Princess Diana in the early nineties.

Charles' affair with Camilla Parker Bowles left much of the public reeling, particularly those devoted to the late Princess Diana.

The couple wed in 2005 and in recent years, public support for Camilla appears to have increased.

Bond tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box:' "I'm glad there's much more sympathy towards both Camilla and Charles now.

"Although I still do get the idea that there is a resistance to her [Camilla] being Queen.

"I think it's still the residual feeling that she and Charles betrayed Diana, but as I say, I think that's a long time ago and that in my view, if your husband's called king, you're called queen."

Last year it was reported that Clarence House had removed the question, "Will the Duchess become Queen when The Prince becomes King?" from its FAQs section.

Their response said: "As was explained at the time of their wedding in April 2005, it is intended that The Duchess will be known as HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to The Throne."

The removal of said statement sparked speculation that Charles will make Camilla queen when he takes the throne.

Historian Kate Williams previously told Yahoo UK: "There has not been an official notification, and Charles has said in a few interviews, he used the word queen, it's obviously more Charles' expectation and wish that she would be queen, but at the moment the official line is that she'll be princess consort."

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Queen Elizabeth II during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cornwall (right) and the Duke of Cornwall during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Queen Elizabeth II arrives by carriage during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Queen Elizabeth II during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duke of Cornwall (right) and the Viscount Brookeborough during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Princess Michael of Kent during day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Princess Beatrice of York during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince Edward Duke of Kent during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince Edward during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Princess Anne during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince Charles of Wales during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Queen Elizabeth II with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Prince William Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
Princess Anne, Sophie Countess of Wessex during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by DPPA/Sipa USA)
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