Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s body language shows little ‘desire’ to be Queen


Camilla Parker Bowles is a working member of the Royal Family with many interests in charities. She is also patron to more than 100 organisations, meaning she is kept very busy in her role. However one body language expert has shared that she still looks nervous with little desire to be Queen.

Although Camilla should be Queen Consort when Charles succeeds his mother and becomes King, the couple have decided against that title.

Instead, Camilla will be known as Princess Consort, which was previously announced by Clarence House.

Before the couple got married at Windsor Guildhall, the statement read: “It is intended that Mrs. Parker Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to The Throne.”

However, body language expert Judi James explained that she shows little desire to be Queen.

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“Sitting slightly slumped in her chair and using a slow, low and tired-sounding vocal tone, Camilla appears to avoid injecting any signals of motivational energy into this launch.”

Although Camilla’s journey into the Royal Family wasn’t the easiest, she has become a popular royal in recent years.

However, according to Judi, she still looks nervous being in the public eye.

“She looks nervous in the limelight and the only glimpses that we have of her more in the role of that relaxed, confident and in love young woman she used to be are in the less formal poses she and Charles have done recently, sitting alone in their garden together,” Judi added. 

Although Camilla will attend events on her own as part of her job, the body language expert shared how she tends to stay in Charles’ shadow.

Judi went on: “With a tendency to stand in Charles’s shadow rather than eclipse him like the dazzling Diana, Camilla always takes her lead from and mirrors her prince, with her smile often only really coming alive when he looks at her. 

“There are clues that she is a reluctant royal, still scarred by the wave of animosity that greeted her when she first went public with him.”

As well as showing signs of anxiety and nervousness, the expert added that she doesn’t show signs of confidence either.

Judi said: “Camilla’s body language as Queen-in-waiting is a world away from the confident, assertive and slightly challenging signals we saw her using as a young woman in that iconic photograph of her standing facing Charles in front of a huge tree.”

For Camilla’s announcement of The Reading Room, her book project where she will share her favourite books each season, the Duchess wore a special brooch.

Speaking to, Mark Warr, Director of David Christopher Jewellers, said: “This is a delightful piece of jewellery. 

“Set within a horseshoe it encompasses four sapphires, three rubies, and the word Minoru spelt out in diamonds. 

“Its history is thought to date back to 1909; Minoru was one of King Edward VII’s most successful thoroughbred racehorses and this was likely designed to bring him luck.”

The Duchess previously wore it back in 2019 when she undertook a series of engagements in London including visits to the Malmesbury Residents Association and an Age UK Lunch Club.

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