Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, believes being Queen Consort will "help" her campaign to end violence against women.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall campaigns to end abuse against women

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall campaigns to end abuse against women

The 74-year-old royal admitted it was a "great honour" for Queen Elizabeth to have recently expressed her daughter-in-law takes on the title when her husband, Prince Charles, succeeds his mother on the throne, but insisted her future role won't impact on her work with the causes that are important to her.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's 'Women's Hour' and BBC One TV show 'BBC Breakfast', she said: “Of course, it’s a great honour. It couldn’t be anything else. But it does help [my charity work].”

On the show, Camilla was reunited with Diana Parkes and admitted hearing how her daughter Joanna Simpson was killed by her husband in 2010 inspired her work with victims of domestic abuse.

She said: “I’m going to keep up with these causes. 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.

“I hope I should be doing it for a lifetime.”

The Duchess has called for a "culture change" to tackle violence against women and thinks it should begin in school.

She said: “We do need to help culture change. And I think we have to start at the beginning. I think children at school have got to be taught respect. We have got to go back to the beginnings and just build up this idea that you have to have respect for human beings.

“It’s lack of respect. It’s treating women like chattels and people thinking they can get away with it. I’m sure a lot of people do it and think that there’s nothing wrong.”

Camilla thinks the coronavirus pandemic was "terrible" for victims of abuse because they were confined to their homes.

Asked about the impact that lockdown had on domestic abuse, she said: “I don’t think it’s got any better. I think the lockdown was terrible because people actually couldn’t escape.

“And you see the numbers have gone up. But on the other hand, I think it’s drawn a lot of people’s attention to it. I think it’s talked about much more now.”