Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room Instagram is part of her bid to “establish [a] legacy”, royal commentators have claimed. The senior royal created the social media account to encourage more people to read, which is one of her “passions”. Vanity Fair Royal Editor Katie Nicholl spoke to True Royalty’s Royal Beat about how this may help to reduce backlash from the way she was portrayed in the Netflix series, ‘The Crown’.
She told viewers: “We saw Camilla really making great strides in terms of her popularity with the public until the release of The Crown last year.
“Arguably its Season 4 didn’t show her in the greatest of light and raked up a lot of bad headlines and public resentment.
“The fact that they had to disable comments on Clarence House social media was rather unfortunate.
“But Camilla’s done what she always does: gets up, dusts herself off and carries on.”
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Ms Nicholl continued: “With this new reading project especially, I think good for her.
“Literacy has been one of the most important causes for her, and is something she’s clearly passionate about.
“She’s really been a champion of encouraging children to read.
“She released her own reading list during the pandemic, which, I think, is the genesis for this Reading Room.”
In a video posted to mark the launch of the account, Camilla said: “Hello and welcome to my reading room.
“To me, reading is a great adventure.
“I’ve loved it since I was very small, and I’d love everybody else to enjoy it as much as I do.
“You can escape, and you can travel, and you can laugh and you can cry.
“There’s every type of emotion humans experience in a book.”