This evening’s programme on ITV: The Real Camilla: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall was a delight for royal fans.
Those who seem to have their reservations about Camilla should take the time to watch and see what fans of hers, such as myself have known for years. HRH is a loving, caring and compassionate person who cares about her family first and foremost.
‘Gan Gan’ as her grandchildren call her are the light of her life.
During the documentary, Camilla spoke of her grandkids: “It’s very nice because you haven’t got the full responsibility. You can give them a wonderful time, spoil them, give them all the things their parents won’t allow them to have and then give them back again.”
HRH not only dotes over twins Gus and Louis and their sister Eliza who are her daughter Laura Lopes children but she also has Lola and Freddy, her son Toms two children as well. Add Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and as of earlier today, the newest Prince born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and you have a full house of children bringing smiles to HRH and Prince Charles.
Speaking of Charles, Camilla did mention how he is around George and Charlotte. Commenting how he is “spellbound” when he spends time with them. Charles likes to perform impressions of Harry Potter characters for his two grandkids.
Camilla who noted that she is not the best actress gave insight to Prince Charles and his interaction with George and Charlotte: “he sits down, and they all sit with him. I always think they are going to be wriggling around in bed, but they sit spellbound.” She continued that: “he’s extremely good with children. They love it.”
The Duchess also spoke about having a “good cry” following her events where she spends times with children who are battling illness.
Viewers get a glimpse into what is one of my personal favourite events, the terminally ill children who are treated like kings and queens for part of their day, being served lunch by Camilla and then having the chance to decorate the Clarence House Christmas tree.
Joanna Lumley of Absolutely Fabulous fame and a friend of HRH was also part of this evenings programme. She noted how Camilla was a bit paralysed by her fear of public speaking.
“The first speech was at the Ritz, and I’ve never seen anybody so frightened,” Lumley commented.
When asked about Camilla becoming famous later in her life, Lumley noted: “I’m sure she misses the fact that in the old days, she could do anything she wanted and nobody would have observed her.”
The Prince of Wales spoke lovingly of his wife too. “My darling wife has been absolutely wonderful with all these charities and takes a huge interest. She does have a wonderful way with people. She’s remarkable, really. She’s the best listener in the world. She can get anything out of anybody and find out their history in a very short time.”
Many may disagree with me but I will stand firm in my convictions that Camilla is the real deal and has the qualities of someone who will one day be queen!