Duchess Camilla intending to follow Prince Philip’s 'philosophy' when it comes to future in the Royal Family

The Duchess of Cornwall revealed how she fully intends to follow Prince Philip's approach going forwards as a future consort to a monarch...

Duchess Camilla intending to follow Prince Philip's "philosophy", seen here side-by-side
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Duchess Camilla is intending to follow Prince Philip’s “philosophy” when it comes to her future in the Royal Family. 


In recent months senior members of the extended Royal Family have been observed taking on even more prominent roles, with the Queen’s new job description stating that she will be “greatly assisted” by her family members going forwards. Amongst those who appear to be busier than ever are Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, the future King and Queen Consort. And with even more responsibilities awaiting her when the Prince of Wales ascends to the throne, it’s now been revealed that Duchess Camilla is intending to follow Prince Philip’s “philosophy”.

The Duchess of Cornwall got candid about how her late father-in-law has influenced her approach to her very public role as she attended a “splendid lunch” to celebrate her upcoming 75th birthday on July 17th…

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall poses with Chelsea Pensioners as she celebrates her 75th birthday at a lunch

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Duchess Camilla was guest of honor at a birthday lunch hosted by The Oldie magazine and was joined by “national treasures”, including Dame Joanna Lumley, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and Lucia Santa Cruz who’s understood to have first introduced her to Prince Charles. It was during a speech (opens in new tab) to the esteemed guests that the Duchess revealed how Prince Philip’s “get on with the job” motto has been a huge source of inspiration to her. 

Remarking upon how Prince Philip and the Queen married in 1947 - the year she was born - Duchess Camilla dubbed them “two of the most remarkable people in our country’s history”. 

She continued, “The Duke of Edinburgh’s philosophy was clear: ‘Look up and look out, say less, do more – and get on with the job’  - and that is just what I intend to do."

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during The Oldie Luncheon

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"Both he and Her Majesty have always been the very touchstone of what it truly means to “get on with the job”, and an inspiration to each one of us here to do the same, whatever our age," the Duchess added.

Mirroring the Queen’s devotion to her duties, the late Duke of Edinburgh was Britain’s longest serving consort and one of Her Majesty’s strongest supporters and closest confidantes. Whilst according to the Royal Family’s website (opens in new tab) , Prince Philip was also associated with a staggering 992 organizations in some capacity, be it President or Patron, throughout his life.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend a beacon lighting ceremony

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As Her Majesty's "strength and stay" it's perhaps unsurprising that Prince Philip’s absence was felt deeply by his family at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June. In a speech at the Platinum at the Palace party, for which he was accompanied on stage by Duchess Camilla, Prince Charles remarked upon how much his father was “missed”. 

“My Papa would have enjoyed the show and joined us wholeheartedly in celebrating all you continue to do for your country and your people,” he declared. 

Whilst just weeks ago Duchess Camilla praised her “much-missed” royal father-in-law during her and Prince Charles’ tour of Rwanda. Their bond shone through in her personal message and the news that Duchess Camilla is intending to follow Prince Philip’s “philosophy” going forwards as a future consort highlighted this once again.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.