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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess
of Cornwall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Prince Harry


Royal duties

  • HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
  • HRH is greeted by children waving flags
  • The Duchess has several military links

The Duchess of Cornwall supports her husband The Prince of Wales in his work and role as Heir to the Throne, and also supports a number of charities and organisations in the role of President or Patron.

Since her marriage, Her Royal Highness has travelled widely with The Prince and on her own engagements, meeting people from all over the world and from all walks of life.

Her Royal Highness has close links to 89 charities and patronages and works to support these organisations in whatever way she can through attending events, writing messages of support and visiting projects. The Duchess’s patronages include the National Osteoporosis Society, the children’s charity Barnardo’s, Shelterbox and
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Recently, Her Royal Highness has developed a particular focus on literacy, support for victims of rape and sexual assault and promoting the work of credit unions.

The Duchess, like The Prince, is committed to supporting local food producers and encouraging children to learn more about where food comes from and to eat healthily. To celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Duchess of Cornwall created a competition for schools in the UK, ‘Cook for The Queen’, inviting schools to submit menu suggestions which were served at a reception attended by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace in June 2012.

Her Royal Highness is also Patron of the Big Lunch, which encourages communities to come together for lunch parties on the first Sunday of June each year.

Her Royal Highness has eight military appointments and, with The Prince, supports the work of the Armed Forces in the UK and overseas. The Duchess became Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in January 2011. The regiment has links with 4th Battalion, The Rifles in the UK of which she is Royal Colonel. Her Royal Highness has been Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police since 2012.

The Duchess has accompanied The Prince on many overseas tours.

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