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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess
of Cornwall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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Interests

  • Like her husband The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall is a keen gardener
  • The Duchess of Cornwall follows horse racing and breeds her own horses
  • The Duchess of Cornwall visiting military horses at a barracks in London
  • The Duchess owns two dogs and is very fond of animals

The Prince and The Duchess are both great supporters of the arts. Their Royal Highnesses regularly attend concerts and theatre shows, which are often fundraising events for charities with which they are affiliated.

This is reflected in The Duchess’s patronage of the London Chamber Orchestra, St John’s, Smith Square, the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra and the Theatre Royal in Bath.

Their Royal Highnesses are also Joint Patrons of the restored Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, Yorkshire. Her Royal Highness loves horses and is Patron of the British Equestrian Federation, the Lady Joseph Trust and Ebony Horse Club, a small charity in Brixton, South London which has built a centre to provide children from deprived backgrounds with riding lessons.

When at Birkhall, their home in Scotland, Their Royal Highnesses enjoy fishing, walking and cross-country skiing in the Scottish countryside and they both share a passion for gardening and painting.

The Duchess owns two Jack Russell terriers, Beth and Bluebell, who were both rescued as puppies from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London.

She is also a member of the Tetbury Evening Women’s Institute (WI).


Animals


The Duchess’s interest in animals and animal welfare is reflected in many of her Patronages and charitable visits.

The Duchess takes a keen and knowledgeable interest in horses.  Her Royal Highness enjoys riding in her spare time and often attends racing and other equestrian events. The Duchess is Patron of the British Equestrian Federation and regularly attends the London International Horse Show.  In 2007, she also became Patron of the Scottish National Equestrian Centre.

During Their Royal Highnesses' tour of Pakistan in November 2006, and Egypt in March 2006, they visited the Brooke Hospital for Animals.

Later that year, The Duchess became President of Brooke which operates worldwide providing free veterinary treatment for horses and donkeys, and advice for their owners on how to care for them.

In 2007, she became Patron of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, a dog charity, and in 2008, Her Royal Highness became Patron of the Moorland Mousie Trust, which aims to promote and conserve the Exmoor Pony.

Her Royal Highness is also Patron of the Animal Care Trust, part of the Royal Veterinary Hospital.  The Duchess visited as Patron in January 2006 to support their Paws for a Cause Appeal.

In November 2006, The Duchess became Patron of the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare which is a charity that supports the University of Bristol Veterinary School to promote the practice, advancement and teaching of veterinary science.

In October 2010, The Duchess visited Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, where she opened the new cattery there, as well as visiting some of the home’s residents.

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