Camilla's French lineage derives partly through her maternal great-great-grandmother, Sophia Mary MacNab of , daughter of , who was the Prime Minister of the Province of Canada before Confederation. Sophia was the wife of and their son was (maternal great-grandfather of Camilla). Through Sophia, Camilla is descended from 17th century French colonists and , who founded some of the principal families of .
Camilla's Scottish line descends from King through his daughter, , who was the mother of Sir William of Duntreath, an ancestor of her maternal great-great-grandfather, . In addition, her paternal ancestors, a minor () family emigrated to England from Scotland. Camilla on her paternal side is descended from James Shand, 1st of Craigellie, whose father, also named James Shand, held the office of Provost of Banff. Other noble ancestors on her paternal side include , , and .
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Camilla is descended from Dutch emigrant , who was created the by King in 1696, through her maternal great-great-grandfather . The Earl of Albemarle's son, , married , who was the daughter of , illegitimate son of . Through Anne Lennox, her bloodline is descended from the and .
Because the title became strongly associated with the previous holder of that title, Diana, Camilla has adopted the feminine form of her husband's highest-ranking subsidiary title, , although legally she is Princess of Wales. Although she will legally become if Prince Charles becomes king, Clarence House stated on the occasion of their wedding in 2005 that it is intended that Camilla will adopt the unprecedented style of instead. The title is similar to the style of . This is not the same usage as her father-in-law, , who does not hold the title of although he was created a by his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.