Charles and Camilla trolled over 'The Crown' portrayal, fans rally online in support of Duchess of Cornwall
The online abuse and trolling became so bad that Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's official social media handles had to disable comments on their posts
Since the release of the latest season of Netflix show 'The Crown' -- introducing Princess Diana and the royal treatment she received in her marriage to Charles -- one royal family member has become the brunt of online abuse. It is Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla. The online abuse and trolling became so bad that Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's official social media handles had to disable comments on their posts. Following this, fans of the duchess have initiated a support campaign with "#DuchessOfCornwallAppreciationShoutout".
The initiative was started on Thursday by the Instagram handle @ThePrinceandHisDuchess. The fan page wrote, "My girlfriend and I would like to give an extra #shoutout to our wonderful lovely Duchess of Cornwall! We love you, Camilla, and we greatly appreciate your passion and tireless work for the causes you support! You are amazing, beautiful, and already the Queen of our hearts! Everyone is welcome to participate, share your favorite photo of Camilla, say something nice about her & tag a friend if you fancy!"
Another fan wrote, "I was tagged by @millamountbatten to take part in the above challenge and upload a favorite photo of our lovely Duchess. In my eyes it was very difficult to decide..." and added, "I love Camilla and she can be so proud of herself to have achieved so much in her life, she does her work so wonderfully and with so much passion. I love to see her and Charles, still as much in love with each other as on day one it really melts my heart, we are incredibly proud of you Camilla!"
Another fan shared a picture of the Duchess with Kate Middleton and shared support. This fan wrote, "Thank you for being just the amazing woman you are! You are lovely, caring and a tireless worker. Always smiling, always supportive. #StayStrong, we admire and appreciate you."
One fan hailed her as the future of monarchy and wrote, "Giving a #shoutout to the future of the monarchy... to a woman that continues to support her nation despite the negativity being thrown her way. She does not waver or proclaim doubt. She exudes strength as she carries out her duties. May she continue to exhibit such grace for years to come."
It is believed that Charles liked Camilla because she was happy to be in the shadows, unlike Diana, who Charles believed liked hogging the limelight. In the show, Charles is portrayed to have been openly resentful of Diana's popularity. In fact, the show depicts Charles comparing Diana to his mistress Camilla unfavorably quite often. In episode 6 of the latest season, Charles even refers to Diana as "pathetic" and "fragile" in a call to Camilla. We also see how Diana's success during her solo tour to New York City had upset Camilla because this meant that Diana was the darling when it came to the public. Charles then lashes out at Diana for upsetting Camilla. Such scenes seems to have reignited the public's resentment for the duo.