The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for the London Taxi Drivers’ Charity for Children (LTCFC). Her Royal Highness arrived in a low emission taxi and met with the Charity’s committee members, who had driven their vehicles to the event.

Inside, The Duchess met with drivers who volunteer their time for the Charity. Her Royal Highness said she was proud to be Patron of 'this wonderful charity' and had seen the pleasure they had given to so many children.

The London Taxi Drivers' Charity for Children dates back to 1928, when a driver named Mick Cohen, who had grown up in the Norwood Orphanage, recruited 12 drivers to organise an outing and raise money for the home.

Today, the LTCFC are known for organising outings to the seaside and holding exciting events for special needs and disadvantaged children including trips to the theatre and Christmas parties.