Royal Family

Queen Camilla set to star in new documentary on domestic violence and sexual abuse


The programme, which has already begun filming, is being made by production company Love Monday

Queen Camilla in Berlin, in March 2023.
Queen Camilla in Berlin, in March 2023.SHUTTERSTOCK

Queen Camilla is reportedly set to feature in a documentary on domestic and sexual abuse.

The royal, 76, who has been a campaigner on the issues for years, is said to have been followed by a film crew at a string of recent engagements as part of the film, apparently being made by production company Love Monday.

It's understood the documentary will cover a "wider sphere of domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse", according to the Mail Online, but the Queen and her work will "feature heavily".

News of the film was reported as Camilla visited a specialist centre to help survivors on Tuesday (January 23).

Camilla has worked with several organisations to break the taboo around domestic and sexual abuse, and created wash bags that have been handed out at sexual assault referral centres in Britain to victims following forensics examination containing items such as soap and shampoo, designed to offer comfort and familiarity at horrific times.

Camilla visited Refuge's Gaia Centre in South London on Tuesday, which specialises in violence against women and girls.

It is one of the first services in the UK to offer a single point of access for those experiencing violence and abuse, and during her visit, Camilla met privately with survivors of domestic abuse who shared their personal stories and their experience of being supported by Refuge.

Camilla — who is comforting her husband King Charles, 75, as he awaits surgery this week for an enlarged prostate — spoke during the visit and referred to a previous visit to the Safe Lives organisation eight years ago, when she first became interested in working in the area of women's support.

She said: "I think like a lot of people in this country, and all over the world, I certainly didn't know very much about this abuse.

"I'd literally scratched the surface. It's only when I sat down and listened to these really heartbreaking stories that I realised how terrible it was and how deep it was.

"I do remember saying at the time that I'd like to do anything I could to help and I'm not sure I've done a lot, but I've been trying to get out there and talk about it and make it a normal subject that people can talk about and stop it being a taboo subject — which it's been for years.

"I particularly salute all the survivors who are able to get out there, to talk to me, talk to everybody and tell other people about what they've been through, because they are going to save lives by getting others to come forward."