Camilla reveals she’s still haunted by domestic abuse victims’ stories

The Queen Consort spoke about her work with domestic abuse victims (Picture: James Whatling)

The Queen Consort said the stories of domestic abuse victims still haunt her.

Camilla, a patron of abuse charity SafeLives, revealed the best part of her role was working ‘under the radar’ with survivors rebuilding their lives.

‘I have had the privilege of meeting so many women and men who live in an atmosphere of permanent fear.

‘Their stories still haunt me,’ the 75-year-old told Good Housekeeping, as she appeared on the cover. ‘What survivors want… is for the wall of silence to be broken.’

And she recounted her 2016 meeting with Diana Parkes, whose daughter Joanna Brown was killed by her husband.

The Queen Consort discussed being patron of an abuse charity with Good Housekeeping UK (Picture: Hugo Burnand/Telegraph Media Group)

Camilla said: ‘Diana’s story has always resonated very deeply with me, partly, I think, because she and I are the same generation and are both grandmothers.’

She also hailed charity volunteers as the ‘backbone of this country’, and thanked them ‘from the bottom of my heart’.

MORE: Mel B praises Queen Consort Camilla for ‘bravely’ standing up against domestic abuse and supporting charities

The Princess of Wales and Princess Royal are among other royals also interviewed in the magazine’s Christmas and New Year issue, on sale today and available online.

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