Camilla Parker Bowles reportedly dreads the time Prince Charles becomes king.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s love affair has stood the test of time. However, many are still wondering if Camilla would be queen when Prince Charles reigns as the palace announced that she would remain princess consort when Prince Charles ascends the throne.

“Friends and family know it is not something she wants – she has said as much,” sources said.

“She is in this position because of her love of the man, not because of her desire to be anything more than a support to him. The whole business of his accession is something she dreads and, in her inimitable way, is choosing not to think about.”

Birkenhead MP Frank Field believes that Prince Charles will try and press Camilla to be crowned queen. He says doing so is just right because there is no known basis for the wife of the king not to be crowned queen.

However, Tom Bower reveals another story in his book “Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles.” According to him, Camilla is confident that she will become the first commoner queen and she is not bothered with Kate Middleton taking the limelight.

Prince William and Middleton are more favored by the public compared to Prince Charles and Camilla. In fact, Robert Higdon, the chief executive of Prince Charles’ charity foundation in America shared that the heir apparent saw his eldest son and daughter-in-law as the new stars and he feared that his succession would be in trouble.

Many wanted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to reign after Queen Elizabeth II. A poll conducted by YouGov suggested that 56 percent preferred Prince William to be king while only 13 percent supported Prince Charles. On the other hand, 63 percent wanted Middleton to be the next queen while only eight percent favored Camilla.

Royal experts said that Prince Charles will remain to be the next king because the line of succession is not a popularity race. Also, Prince William is not interested in climbing the ladder of kingship before his appointed time.

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles look at each other as they reopen the newly-renovated Edwardian community hall The Strand Hall during day three of a visit to Wales on July 4, 2018 in Builth Wells, Wales. Getty Images/Chris Jackson