Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall Delivers a Speech from Queen Elizabeth's Old Playhouse!
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, chose the perfect setting to deliver a speech about imagination.
Prince Charles's wife was due to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of 500 Words today, a short story writing competition for children, by meeting the finalists at Buckingham Palace. Though the party became virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic, Camilla added a touch of magic to her video message by recording it in a playhouse built in 1935 for Queen Elizabeth and her sister, Princess Margaret.
Camilla made a speech from her mother-in-law's "Wendy House" in Birkhall, Scotland, where she and Prince Charles were quarantined in the COVID-19 crisis.
The 72-year-old queen spoke about the success of the 500-word contest and even joked about her age.
"Not only did children love reading and writing - many adults are also very excited," she said. "Including me, the fairly old godmother of the competition!"
"Now this year we may have been confined to our homes, but no one can limit our imaginations," Camilla encouraged the audience. "Once again, your genius and creativity blew me away."
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"We may have been limited to our homes this year, but no one can limit our imaginations."
HRH, the Duchess of Cornwall, got this message from her home in Birkhall, Scotland - in a Wendy House that was originally built in 1935 for the then Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. # 500words
10:56 a.m. - June 12, 2020
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The Duchess of Cornwall joined @ZoeTheball and @achrisevans on @ BBCRadio2 this morning for the live finale of the # 500Words creative writing competition.
Today's finale marks the 10th anniversary of 500 words!
In 2019 it took place at Windsor Castle.
12:09 p.m. - June 12, 2020
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During the quarantine, Camilla shared a list of nine book recommendations.
"Ernest Hemingway once said, 'There is no friend who is as faithful as a book.' In these challenging times, when we are isolated from those we love, many of us find comfort in reading to fuel our imaginations, take us on trips and make us laugh, ”the king said in a statement here is a list of my favorite "friends". ""
The curated list included Charles Dickens' classic novel A Tale of Two Cities and Elizabeth Jane Howard's series The Cazalet Chronicles, which the Duchess described as her choice to keep her company on a desert island.
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Camilla also participated in an epic reading of the popular book James and the Giant Peach and video chat with Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong'o, comedic actor Josh Gad, and award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi.
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The royal, who is the patron of a number of literacy charities, took on the role of the ship's captain, but not before warning (with a laugh!) That she "is not a great actress, but I will do my best".
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