Camilla Parker Bowles’ fate as the next queen is still unsure.

There is no doubt that Prince Charles wants his wife to be queen when he takes over the throne. However, according to some sources, it remains unsure if Camilla will be the next queen consort due to the public perception.

The Duchess of Cornwall has a low approval rating of 30 percent only. She lags far behind Queen Elizabeth II who has an approval rating of 72 percent. According to former royal butler Grant Harrold, Camilla may not be granted the queen consort title due to the public outcry.

“Prince Charles made it very clear that when he was King, she’d be Princess Consort,” Harrold told Express.

“In fact, the Palace actually stated that. But recently somebody told me they’ve taken that away and it created speculation as to whether when the prince becomes the King, will she then be the Queen? It is very difficult to say because as you can see with the downfall with the expenses, the public has very strong opinion and views.”

According to Pavlos Eleftheriadis, professor of law at Oxford University, Camilla would become queen under an age-old law the Treason Act 1351. Being the king’s wife, she is entitled to be queen consort. While Queen Elizabeth II would not be able to circumvent the law, she can offer an advice to Camilla against taking the honorific.

Grant said that Camila is the Princess of Wales. But she refused to use the title because she respects the public opinion. 

“She’s never used it out of respect, that’s why she went with the other title – Princess Diana was also the Duchess of Cornwall but we never knew her as that. It’s an example of how they appreciate and respect Princess Diana and they also respect the views of the British public.”

Meanwhile, Camilla might not mind not becoming a queen. In fact, she reportedly dreads the time Prince Charles ascends the throne because she is not interested in becoming a queen. She is only in her current position because she wants to support the man she loves, who is the heir apparent.