Camilla ‘needs vital coaching’ if she’s to be effective Consort when Charles king


CAMILLA, the Duchess of Cornwall ‘needs coaching’ in order to prepare for her future role as Consort when Prince Charles is king, a language expert has claimed.

Judi praised the Camilla’s “natural vocal tone”, saying it sounds “mature and adult in contrast to both the Queen and Kate’s higher, more girlish, silvery tones”.

“Unlike many of the Windsor women she has a deep, kindly tone with a hint of huskiness.”

However, the expert claimed Camilla needs training “not to sound unlike herself” but to get the most out of the attributes of her voice.

Camilla and Charles

Camilla’s tone has nice ‘huskiness’ but expert says she has to up the game upon becoming Consort (Image: Getty)

“As Consort,” Judi said, “she will need to make speeches that might possibly be as dry as dust and will need to make the words come alive to modern ears.

“Royals are being heard all the time, on TV, radio and social media as well as during those more formal royal addresses.”

When Camilla’s husband, Prince Charles, 72, accedes the throne, Camilla’s role within the Firm will change, too. Even though she won’t be known as Queen Consort, out of respect for the late Princess Diana, her title will carry the responsibilities that come with being married to the King.

Besides, the Duchess of Cornwall is already the most senior female royal after the Queen – a position that she uses to support causes she feels strongly about.

This includes her work as President of the Royal Voluntary Society — of which The Queen is Patron — and Patron of The Silver Line, a free confidential helpline for older people experiencing loneliness, among dozens of other organisations in the areas of health, women empowerment, arts, literacy, and support of victims of rape, sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Committed: The Duchess of Cornwall on a Silver Line call (Image: Getty)

Camilla’s reading of the poem echoes her commitment to connecting the country’s youngest and oldest people to benefit the development of the former and the mental health of the latter.

But according to Judi, in this context, the Duchess could up her game.

The language expert says the poem is “the worst option” to show off her traits: “It needs more of a storybook delivery, using pauses, drama and rises and falls.”

“At present, there is a flatlined effect to Camilla’s ‘reading out loud’.”

As Princess Consort, Camilla’s public speaking skills will have to be spot on (Image: Getty)

Camilla’s public speaking needs some other “tweaking” too. Firstly, Judi says, her enunciation “needs a little exaggeration”. While it comes through “ok for real life”, it isn’t enough for poetry or to connect with a large audience.

Secondly, the Duchess has to control her breath, which “goes slightly at a couple of points and she sounds as though she is suppressing a cough or needing to clear her throat towards the end”.

“She sounds as though she hasn’t warmed up.”

In her future role as Princess Consort, mastering her speeches will be essential. Jodi says: “Camilla can be coached to enjoy this kind of thing.”

Her initial recommendation for the Duchess is to draw from her experience as a mother: “If she read to her children when they were small she must have used a more varied tone.”

This should help her to “add impact, engagement and variety now”.


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