Camilla described for British Vogue an interrogation she faced during and after the divorce of Charles and his first wife, the late Princess Diana, saying she had to “rise above it”.
“It’s not easy,” she said. “I’ve been under scrutiny for so long that you just have to find a way to live with it. Nobody likes to be constantly watched and, you know, criticized … But I think in the end, I kind of rise above it.”
Camilla, who will turn 75 in July, married Prince Charles in 2005.
The couple first met in the 1970s and remained friends during their marriages, each of which ended in the mid-1990s.
Now as husband and wife and future British king and queen wife, Camilla said that she and Charles can be like “ships passing by at night” because of their busy schedules.
“Sometimes it’s not easy, but we always try to have a point on the day we meet,” she said. “Sometimes it’s like boats passing by at night, but we always sit together, have a cup of tea and talk about the day. We have a moment. It’s nice to make up when we have a little time.”
Describing a time when they were far from the daily routine of royal life, Camilla added: “You know when we leave, the most beautiful thing is that we actually sit and read our books in different corners of the same room. It’s very relaxing because you know you don’t have to talk. Just sit and be together. “
For nearly two decades as a member of the royal family, Camilla has dedicated herself to supporting Charles and advocating for her own goals, including support for victims of domestic violence.
In February, Queen Elizabeth II recognized Camilla’s “loyal service” with Fr. seeks to be known as the queen of wives when Charles becomes king.
The Queen’s request, made in a letter on the occasion of her platinum jubilee, or 70 years on the throne, was the first time that she spoke publicly about the role of her daughter-in-law in the future monarchy.
The queen’s wife is the title given to the king’s wife, and according to the law of the United Kingdom, the one who is married to the king would immediately become that and would be known as the queen.
When Charles and Camilla were married, there was a debate about what title Camilla, divorced, would take when Charles became king.
Last week, on Garter Day, Camilla was proclaimed the royal lady of the Order of the Garterpart of her path to becoming a queen wife.
“There were joint efforts to rehabilitate Camilla’s reputation, but she did it herself the way she approached her situation and over time we have seen how the public’s perception of her has really changed,” said ABC News Royal Associate Victoria Murphy. “And now we see her very accepted and embraced as the future queen.”
Camilla said that she hopes that, when she becomes the queen’s wife, she will continue the work she is doing now, especially in relation to domestic violence.
“Oh, I will continue as long as I can,” she told British Vogue. “You can’t leave the things you’re in. There’s a lot more to do.”