Queen Consort Camilla, who has spoken of her intention to continue raising awareness of domestic abuse in her new role, has been praised by campaigners in the field.
Former chief crown prosecutor Nazir Afzal tweeted: “Lots known about King Charles’s interest in green issues, less about Queen Consort Camilla’s passion for tackling violence against women and girls. With little fanfare, she has been educating herself and working with NGOs to ensure awareness is raised and action taken. A true champion.”
MP Jess Phillips tweeted: “Queen Consort Camilla is a real champion in the fight against men’s violence against women.”
Commenting before elevation to her new role on the death of Queen Elizabeth, she said it would be a great honour to be Queen Consort. “It couldn’t be anything else. But … I’m going to keep up with these causes,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying. One of them was working to raise public awareness of domestic abuse.
“You know, if I start something like this, I’m not going to give up mid-channel. I’m just going to keep going to try and help the likes of people like Diana Parkes … I hope I should be doing it for a lifetime.”
Ms Parkes’ daughter Joanna Simpson was killed by her husband in 2010. Camilla broke down in tears after meeting Ms Parkes in 2016 and pledged to do “anything I can” to raise the issue of domestic violence.