Duchess of Cornwall
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall listen as Queen Elizabeth opens Parliament.Getty

Most Britains support Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, becoming queen consort if her husband Prince Charles succeeds his mother, Queen Elizabeth, to the throne.

A poll by YouGov found most people favour Camilla assuming the official title rather than take on a lesser title like Princess Diana did when she became the Princess of Wales.

The survey revealed 53 percent of respondents want the duchess to take on the traditional role while 32 percent prefer she takes a lesser one, "out of sensitivity to Diana, the Princess of Wales".

Results show a split in opinion depending on sex, with women more opposed to the Duchess of Cornwall taking on the traditional title: 38 percent of women say she should be given a lesser title (49 percent favour 'queen consort'), compared to only 27 percent of men.

Over-60s are also likely to express doubts about calling Camilla queen, after 41 percent were shown to favour a lesser title.

The poll came after the duchess sat alongside Charles for the state opening of parliament for the second time ever last week and accompanied the prince in Ouistreham, France, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Sword Beach.