Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall had some uncomfortable reading over breakfast at Balmoral Castle Monday morning

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Just 14 Percent of Britons Want Camilla to Be Queen: Prince Charles’ Image Suffers as World Remembers Princess Diana

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall had some uncomfortable reading over breakfast at Balmoral Castle Monday morning.

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As the 20th anniversary of the death of his ex-wife Princess Diana looms in 10 days, Charles was reminded that the negative legacy of that awful period is still being felt.

Only 19 per cent of voters supported Camilla becoming the queen when Charles becomes the king Photo (C) GETTY
Only 19 per cent of voters supported Camilla becoming the queen when Charles becomes the king Photo (C) GETTY

A poll by British national news agency the Press Association found that 27 percent of Britons felt Charles had a negative impact on the royal family – up from 15 percent in 2013. And only 36 percent say has been beneficial to the monarchy, compared to 60 percent four years ago.

A documentary about Diana laid bare the heartbreaking extent of Charles’s infidelity with Camilla Photo (C) GETTY
A documentary about Diana laid bare the heartbreaking extent of Charles’s infidelity with Camilla Photo (C) GETTY

And his hope of having Camilla accepted as his Queen also took a knock. A mere 14 percent would like her to have that title when Charles is crowned King, with 39 percent believing she should be Princess Consort instead.

Charles and Diana announce their engagement in 1981 Photo (C) GETTY
Charles and Diana announce their engagement in 1981 Photo (C) GETTY

Camilla’s role in the royal marriage’s difficulties and the pain that caused Diana have been raised again as the princess’s life is celebrated and remembered in a series of films and documentaries such as PEOPLE’s The Story of Diana and books, like the re-release of Diana: Her True Story, by Andrew Morton.

Diana leaving a gala dinner in Washington DC, wearing a red Victor Edelstein dress, October 1990, two years before she and Charles officially divorced
Diana leaving a gala dinner in Washington DC, wearing a red Victor Edelstein dress, October 1990, two years before she and Charles officially divorced

Meanwhile, Diana’s chief of staff at the time of her death, Michael Gibbons, said in a rare interview that people would protest if Camilla was called Queen. “Whether Camilla will be consort or queen – I would think there’d be a riot if they suggested she should be Queen,” Michael Gibbins told The Sun.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“There’s been a lot of forgiving going on but there is still deep-seated public disquiet over the way she behaved.”

Prince Charles and Camilla are unable to control their laughter during the performance Photo (C) NC
Prince Charles and Camilla are unable to control their laughter during the performance Photo (C) NC

It came as the royals gather with Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral for the summer break. The family was together at the Scottish castle on the weekend that Diana was in Paris and suffered fatal injuries in the car crash.

Prince Charles, left, receives the Extraordinary Companion to the Order of Canada medal from Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa
Prince Charles, left, receives the Extraordinary Companion to the Order of Canada medal from Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa

William and Princess Kate headed to church on Sunday, joining the Queen and Prince Philip and Charles and Camilla and many of the rest of the family.

Prince Charles, Nicholas's godfather
Prince Charles, Nicholas’s godfather

Source: PEOPLE COM
Tags: Anniversary, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Camilla Parker Bowles, Camilla, Charles and Camilla, Charles and Diana, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Princess Diana and Camilla

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