A compelling biography by Angela Levin, of Camilla, now Queen Consort, which reveals how she transformed her role and established herself as one of the key members of the royal family.
Members of The Chelsea Society and our guests had the opportunity to meet with Angela Levin on Monday 27th March at 6pm at Chelsea Old Town Hall.
For many years, Camilla was portrayed in a poor light, blamed by the public for the break-up of the marriage between Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Initially, the late Queen refused to see or speak to her, but, after the death of Prince Philip, the Duchess became one of the Queen’s closest companions. Her confidence in Camilla and the transformation she saw in Prince Charles since their wedding resulted in her choosing the first day of her Platinum Jubilee year to tell the world that she wanted Camilla to be Queen Consort – not the demeaning Princess Consort suggested in 2005
Angela Levin uncovered Camilla’s rocky journey to be accepted by the royal family and how she coped with the brutal portrayal of her in Netflix’s The Crown. The public have witnessed her tremendous contribution to help those in need, especially during Covid. Angela Levin has talked to many of the Duchess’s long-term friends, her staff, and executives from the numerous charities of which Camilla is patron. She reveals why Camilla concentrates on previously taboo subjects, such as domestic violence and rape. Most of all, the book tells the story of how Camilla has changed from a fun-loving young woman to one of the senior royals’ hardest workers. She has retained her mischievous sense of humour, becoming a role model for older women and an inspiration for younger ones.
Angela Levin is a journalist who has worked for the Observer, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph and has written three previous books on the royal family. In recent years she has been in global demand as a royal expert, contributing to countless documentaries about the royal family, and is regularly seen and heard on TV and radio.