Camilla introduces herself in a new capacity by expressing a heartfelt confession during a public speech.
After being assigned to a new position, CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall, made a heartfelt confession to a young student.
On October 3, Camilla, who is slated to become Queen Consort once Prince Charles ascends to the throne, was introduced as the patron of Silver Stories. The charity encourages primary school kids, known as Silver Readers, to read stories to isolated elderly individuals, known as Silver Listeners, with the goal of building young people’s confidence in their reading and conversation skills while also assisting their listeners in combating loneliness.
Camilla made a phone call to Ollie, 11, and his sister Tegen, 10, from their school in Nanpean, Cornwall, to reveal her latest patronage.
The 74-year-old Duchess listened to the children read parts from Roald Dahl’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and David Walliams’ The Ice Monster during the call.
After Camilla admitted that these novels were some of her favorites, Ollie told her that while practicing as a Silver Reader, he learned how to read more slowly.
“I used to read very, very rapidly,” the Duchess admitted.
“When I gave a speech, I used to speak extremely quickly, and then you have to take a big breath, slow down, and look at the commas and full stops,” says the speaker.
She then went on to discuss the role of the listener and how Ollie and Tegen’s work brings joy to the individuals they read to.
“When you’re sitting by yourself, don’t you get a little lonely, don’t you?” Camilla asked.
But hearing your voice read these great stories must be incredibly uplifting for them, and I think you’re doing a fantastic job.
“I’m sure you make a huge difference in the lives of the elderly by reading to them.
“It must brighten their day.”
“So, thank you very much; you’re doing an outstanding job.” Keep reading and being excellent.” The Duchess has made literacy and help for the elderly central to her royal activities, so this additional patronage is entirely appropriate.
The National Literacy Trust and First Story are two more literacy-focused organizations she represents.
In addition, her father-in-law and fellow book lover, Prince Philip, appointed her as patron of Booktrust in 2011.
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