Camilla, the Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and spouse of King Charles, has made an unexpected statement calling on writers and authors to resist censorship, as there has been a recent push to edit and revise classic literature in order to eliminate content that is considered “offensive.”
Speaking at Clarence House in London last week, Camilla said “thank you, on behalf of book lovers and book clubs everywhere, for sharing your talents with us and for everything you do to promote literacy and a love of literature.”
Camilla has initiated a fresh charitable organization named “The Queen's Reading Room” with the objective of advancing the understanding and love of books among both young and mature audiences.
The Queen Consort expressed her belief that it was important for writers to maintain the integrity of their work and not be swayed by external pressures, and encouraged writers to stay true to their vision and to resist the urge to self-censor.
Addressing authors directly, Camilla stated, “Please keep doing so and please remain true to your calling, unimpeded by those who may wish to curb the freedom of your expression or impose limits on your imagination. Enough said!”
“Let there be no squeaking like mice about your achievements, but only roaring like a pride of lions,” she continued.