Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

The majority of Britons don't want Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to become Queen, according to new research.

A poll, which was carried out by market research company YouGov, has found that while the majority of Britons would like to see her husband, Prince Charles, become King, only 16 per cent want the Duchess to become Queen.

Although Duchess Camilla - who married the Prince of Wales in 2005 following the death of his first wife, Princess Diana in 1996 - has become more popular recently, 46 per cent of those questioned said they felt she should take the title of Princess Consort rather than that of the Queen.

The Duchess - who is currently carrying out royal duties with her husband in Mexico - has never spoken about what her future title would be, although Prince Charles has made it known that he would like his wife to eventually become Queen.

The survey also examined the heirs to the throne and found that while the majority of those living in the UK would like to see Charles become King following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, there is a small number of people who feel the throne should go directly to his eldest son, Prince William.

And although the majority voted for Charles to be the next King, 58 per cent admitted they thought William would make a better monarch while 60 per cent agreed that his wife, Duchess Catherine, would make a better Queen than Camilla.