TikTokkers’ Camilla backlash with Diana comparisons ahead of her birthday

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has become the subject of harsh comparisons on the popular video-sharing app, TikTok.

Videos comparing the future Queen's life, sense of style and legacy to Princess Diana have popped up across the app in the run-up to the Duchess' 75th birthday on July 17.

Some have raked in millions of views and hundreds of comments – which overwhelmingly support the late Diana.

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Royal author Omid Scobie said: "If you have followed royal news for long enough you’ll be more than familiar with the unofficial tradition of marking Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall’s birthday on July 17 with long, glowing features detailing how she has turned around her unpopularity to become hugely loved by the nation.

"Peppered with jolly anecdotes about her friendly interactions with royal photographers and her 'sharp wit', the articles are often so positive they read like advertorials".

Camilla has been vocal over the years about the scrutiny she faced when her affair with the then-married Prince Charles was revealed.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, The Duchess said: "I couldn’t really go anywhere… It was horrid.

"It was a deeply unpleasant time and I wouldn’t want to put my worst enemy through it. I couldn’t have survived it without my family."

It is believed that younger royal fans are learning about Camilla's history due to TV shows, such as the crown.

Writing for YahooNews, Scobie said: "While time has certainly helped move Camilla’s story on to what is now a life of service and royal duty, the story of her illicit affair with Prince Charles while Diana battled mental health demons during a miserable marriage still lingers for many.

"And it’s not as much of a generational thing as one might think. A scroll through royal TikTok shows that amongst younger Millennials and Gen-Z, feelings aren’t much different.

"Videos comparing Camilla’s life, fashion and legacy to that of Diana’s carry millions of views, all with overwhelming support for the late Princess of Wales".

And the royal expert has an inkling as to why younger people might be so invested in a royal drama that, for some, happened even before they were born.

"Of course, the popularity of The Crown hasn’t helped," Scobie said.

"Its depiction of Parker-Bowles as a chain-smoking adulteress and ongoing focus on Diana’s 'three of us in this marriage' has reintroduced a story during which many followers weren't even alive."

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