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First Year as a Duchess - Official Engagements

April 2005

On the next day of their wedding, April 10th, the new Duchess and Prince Charles met well-wishers at Crathie Parish Church in Aberdeenshire, in their first public engagement after the wedding.

On April 14th, the couple met again the cheering crowds while opening a play park at Monaltrie Park in Ballater, Aberdeenshire.

On April 24th, Charles and Camilla attended a memorial service at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, displaying to everyone the happiness they shared for being together.

On April 27th, Charles and Camilla opened London’s largest outdoor sports area and pavilion in The Regent’s Park, London.

Still on April 27th, the Prince and the Duchess attended a reception at The Queen's Gallery to launch Museums and Galleries Month.

On April 29th, they visited the Institute for Indian Art and Culture and officially opened a theatre named after The Prince’s great uncle, Lord Mountbatten. Camilla thoroughly enjoyed the visit and wore a broad smile the whole time the couple spent at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute in London.

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On May 2nd, Charles and Camilla met Wales's Grand Slam-winning rugby team at a celebration of the team’s achievement at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

On May 4th, the couple offered a reception at Clarence House for supporters and donors of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer, of which Prince Charles is a Patron.

On May 8th, Prince Charles launched commemorations at a moving service at the Cenotaph, laying a wreath in tribute to the fallen as dozens of former servicemen watched along Whitehall, at one event to mark the 60th anniversary of VE Day. Camilla, taking part in her first major state occasion, watched the Cenotaph service from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Continuing the day, the Prince and the Duchess, now together, attended the parade and service of the Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association at the Cavalry Memorial in Hyde Park.

On May 16th, Charles and Camilla attended the gala performance of new West End musical The Far Pavilions, held in aid of The Prince of Wales’s Initiative in India. The Duchess, dressed in a tailored white and gold jacket and a full length gold organza skirt, said that the musical was based on one of her favourite books, the 1978 novel of the same name by British author M.M. Kaye.

On May 18th, the couple visited the Kemble Airfield in Cirencester. The field is a former RAF/UASF base, but is now in civilian use. Camilla showed her softer side with a feminine springtime look. Her blonde hair in loose waves, the Duchess chose a pretty pink tweed suit – and matching soft rose lipstick – accesorised with pearl earrings for the occasion.

Visit to the South West of England

On May 19th, The couple began two days of engagements in the South West of England with a visit to the Devon County Show near Exeter. Crowds cheered and applauded as the Duchess of Cornwall inspected cattle, sheep and pigs and sampled the local cider. Before the couple left, they were presented with a late wedding present, a garden seat hand made by a local craftsman, Martin Symes. The duchess inspected the seat and said: "If I sat down I would be out for the afternoon - it looks far too comfortable." The couple later travelled on to Cornwall for a reception at Restormel Castle, which is owned by the Prince's Duchy of Cornwall.

On May 20th, On their second day of engagements in the South West of England. Their Royal Highnesses opened the Sir John English unit, a new day assessment centre, during the visit to St Austell Community Hospital in St Austell, Cornwall. Inside the hospital four-year-old Amy Cheeseman presented a bouquet to The Duchess. The Duchess chatted to the little girl and said: “How lovely. Thank you very much indeed. I love your hat, it is very pretty.”

Together, Their Royal Highnesses unveiled a plaque opening the new unit at the hospital, which will provide a Falls Clinic and Stability Group, and rehabilitation services for coronary heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


Later, Their Royal Highnesses traveled to the Isles of Scilly where they visited the main island of St Mary's. They made their first stop at St Mary’s to open a newly built passenger terminal at the airport. The couple signed a visitors’ book before unveiling a plaque commemorating the opening of the new terminal.


They next visited the Guardhouse, a Duchy of Cornwall property which is being turned into the Duchy's first commercial holiday let on the islands. After lunch, the couple walked down to St Mary's harbour, which was lined with holidaymakers and locals eager to catch a glimpse of the couple. They then offered their congratulations to newlyweds Andy and Antje Taylor, from Ongar, Essex, who married only half an hour earlier.


Prince Charles then presented Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Royal Humane Society awards before boarding a chartered boat to travel to the tiny community of St Agnes.


Pictures of the visit (click to enlarge)
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On May 23rd, The Duchess performed her first solo official engagement as she officialy opened the Medical Research Council’s Epidemiology Resource Centre in Southampton, in her capacity as President of the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS). Camilla’s mother and grandmother both died as a result of osteoporosis, and Her Royal Highness became involved with the NOS in 1994, becoming a Patron in 1997. In 2001, Her Royal Highness became President of the organisation and has made around 20 visits to bone units and hospitals across the country to help raise awareness of the fragile bone disease.


The Duchess also visited the Southampton Women's Survey, which is the largest study of women's lifestyle and childhood development ever carried out in this country, with 12,500 women involved. After Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening, Professor Cooper gave The Duchess a painting of statues outside the NOS offices as a gift. During the visit, The Duchess received several posies of flowers including one from two-year-old Emily Forrester from Southampton, who ran up to Her Royal Highness, gave her the posy and ran back to her mother before deciding to go back to The Duchess and give her a kiss.


On May 26th, the Prince and the Duchess attended the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in London, and told the finalists they were setting a “fantastic example”. Camilla made a stunning entrance at the gala wearing a sari-inspired look: a turquoise silk skirt and blouse with a drapped chiffon shawl over one shoulder for distinct Eastern flair.

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June 2005

On June 1st, Charles and Camilla attended a reception for the Calendar Girls in London. The Calender Girls are a group of Yorkshire women who posed nude or semi nude for a calender to raise funds for Leukemia Research.

On June 7th,the couple attended the premiere of "Mystic India". They received a vibrant welcome as they arrived for the charity screening of Mystic India and were both presented with garlands of bright flowers. Camilla bowed her head and made a traditional "namaste" greeting by placing her hands together as a necklace of blue, orange and white chrysanthemums was placed around her neck.

On June 9th, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall carried out the inspection of the scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners during the annual Founder’s Day Parade.

On June 11th, Camilla made her debut at the Trooping the Colour ceremony, appearing at the balcony with the Royal Family and sharing a carriage with Prince William and the Earl and the Countess of Wessex.

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On June 14th, it was time for the Duchess to debut at Royal Ascot.

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On June 15th, Charles and Camilla toured the BBC Gardeners' World Live at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, one of the country’s leading garden exhibitions. They visited two Shakespeare-themed gardens, one by students at Derby College and another inspired by Anne Hathaway's cottage at Stratford-upon-Avon. There was also a sensory garden for people with visual impairment. Her Royal Highness was presented with a rose which was named after her, the Rosa Duchess of Cornwall. A donation from the sale of each plant will go to the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS).
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Three-day visit to Scotland

On June 21st, The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, as Charles and Camilla are known in Scotland joined pupils for lunch when they visited a Scottish school which is pioneering a healthy eating scheme. Their Royal Highnesses were visiting Hurlford Primary in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, on the first of three days of engagements in Scotland.

Still on June 21st, The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay officially reopened the last surviving spinning mill in Paisley after a major refurbishment.

On June 22nd, The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay were guests of honour at a reception at Edinburgh Castle to mark the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

On June 23rd, Charles and Camilla attended Prince William's graduation from St. Andrews University in Scotland.

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On June 28th, Charles and Camilla joined crew and guests aboard HMS Scott to watch Her Majesty The Queen review an international fleet of 167 ships to mark the Battle of Trafalgar 200 years ago.

On June 29th, Charles and Camilla attended the Metropolitan Police Annual Memorial Service and reception at the Metropolitan Police training centre, Hendon, London.

On June 30th, Camilla, on her second solo engagement opened a farm shop on the Duke of Wellington's estate at Stratfield Saye, Hampshire.

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On July 4th, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall paid tribute to the heroes of wartime Britain when they launched Veteran’s Week to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Their Royal Highnesses were officially opening the Living Museum in St James's Park, London, where the experience of living in wartime Britain is brought to life.

On July 5th, Charles and Camilla invited Kindertransport evacuees who had fled Nazi Europe on the eve of the Second World War to Clarence House to hear their heartbreaking stories.

On July 7th, Charles and Camilla attended a ceremony in Cardiff to commemorate the end of the Second World War.

On July 8th, Charles and Camilla paid a visit to the people wound by the terrorist attacks in London subway.

On July 10th, Charles, Camilla and Prince Harry accompanied The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to the National Commemoration of the end of the Second World War on Horse Guards Parade. The day was the culmination of a week of events to mark the six decades since the conflict came to an end.

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Annual Tour of Wales

On July 12th, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have started their first annual tour of Wales together. Their Royal Highnesses visited Carmarthenshire as their first stop of the tour, to see how The Prince’s Trust Cymru is helping young people get into agriculture.

The Prince and The Duchess hosted a private lunch at Newton House, a National Trust property in Llandeilo, to thank key supporters of The Prince’s charities in Wales. Charles and Camilla also visited Cwm Berem Farm, near Llandeilo, to visit a pedigree herd of Welsh Black Cattle. Their Royal Highnesses enjoyed high tea and Welsh cakes with farmer Enzo Sauro and his family in the farmhouse in West Wales.

The Prince and The Duchess then officially opened Cig Calon Cymru Cyf abattoir in Crosshands Business Park, Carmarthenshire before visiting a local farm shop where they were presented with a Welsh black beef sirloin and fillet steak.

On July 13th, Charles and Camilla started the day with a trip on a steam train, as they opened a new station on the Talyllyn Railway in Tywyn, Gwynedd. Their Royal Highnesses also visited Tregynon, Powys, to join the 20th anniversary celebrations of Coed Cymru, a charity which helps to manage Welsh woodland. The third stop for them was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Farmers' Union of Wales on the farm of the President of the Union, Gareth Vaughan, at Dolfor, Powys. Their Royal Highnesses also visited Gorwydd farm to meet the Trethowan family who make the award-winning Gorwydd Caerphilly cheese and met members of the SCA and presented the James Aldridge Memorial Trophy to the makers of the best raw milk cheese.

On July 14th, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined hundreds of villagers in Pendoylan for the two minutes silence to remember those who died in the terrorism attacks on London. Their Royal Highnesses were visiting Pendoylan, a pretty village that was the winner of the Environment category for Wales in the 2004 Calor Village of the Year competition.

The Duchess of Cornwall performed her first solo engagement in Wales at the University Hospital in Cardiff, as President of the National Osteoporosis Society. The Duchess left to rejoin The Prince at Ty George Hospice in Whitchurch, Cardiff, where Their Royal Highnesses were due to open a new hospice building.

Some pictures of the trip (click to enlarge)
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On July 17th, Clarence House announced the new Coat of Arms for The Duchess of Cornwall to mark Her Royal Highness's 58th birthday.
The crest shows both the Coat of Arms of her husband, HRH The Prince of Wales, and her father, Major Bruce Shand. On the left hand side of the central shield is the Royal lion Supporter of The Prince of Wales while on the right-hand side is a boar taken from Major Shand’s Crest.

On July 19th, Camilla attended her first event at Buckingham Palace after the wedding: the Buckingham Palace Garden Party.

On July 20th, Charles and Camilla visited the search and rescue helicopter hangar at Osprey Quay,
Portland, Dorset, to present a Colour and the Commodore’s Commendation for bravery.

On July 22nd, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall spent a day conducting engagements in Suffolk. They attended the Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the completion of the Millennium Tower project at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. After the service, The Prince and The Duchess toured an exhibition showing the different stages of the Cathedral Project. Charles and Camilla also toured an exhibition on traditional Suffolk life, and both of them pulled a pint of local ale during a visit to a beer stall set up by the Greene King Brewery based in Bury St Edmunds. To finish the day, they visited St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds where they met patients, volunteers and staff, and the town of Lavenham where Their Royal Highnesses visited the Guildhall of Corpus Christi.

On July 26th, The Prince and The Duchess visited Norfolk to launch a new lifeboat and to mark National Parks’ week on the Norfolk Broads.

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August 2005

On August 4th, Charles and Camilla toured the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Thurso Lifeboat Station at Scrabster in Caithness, Scotland.

On August 5th, The Prince and The Duchess attended the Mey Highland Games in Scotland.

On August 7th, still in Scotland, Charles and Camilla attended a Church Service at Canisbay Church near the Castle of Mey.

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September 2005

On September 10th, Charles and Camilla attended the wedding of the Duchess' son, Tom Parker-Bowles to Miss Sara Buys, held at St. Nicholas Church at Rotherfield Greys in Oxfordshire.

On September 12th, The Duchess agreed to become President or Patron of 6 more charities:
• Animal Care Trust (under the umbrella of The Royal Veterinary College)
• London Chamber Orchestra
• The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
• Youth Action Wiltshire
• Cornwall Community Foundation

Camilla also agreed to become a President of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme based in Edinburgh, mirroring a similar role to The Prince of Wales who is Patron of the English equivalent, the National Gardens Scheme.
For a full list of Camilla's Patronages, click here

On September 13th, The Prince and The Duchess paid tribute to recipients of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross who have died over the years at a Service of Remembrance and Re-Dedication.

On September 14th, Charles and Camilla visited Richmond in North Yorkshire to help celebrate the 850th Anniversary of the market town’s charter. First, they visited the oldest and most complete working Georgian theatre in Britain, the Georgian Theatre Royal. After that they toured the Richmond’s farmers’ market, and sampled the pork and cheese on offer. Charles and Camilla ended their day's visit with afternoon tea and scones at Richmond station, a Grade II-listed building.

On September 18th, The Prince and The Duchess unveiled a lasting monument to the heroic Royal Air Force pilots who defeated the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, and a attended a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

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October 2005


On October 23rd, Charles and Camilla joined other members of the Royal Family in a weekend of engagements to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

On October 25th, Camilla took part in her first gala dinner, in honor of the State Visit of the King and Queen of Norway, together with the Crown Princely Couple. Her Royal Highness wore the magnificent Delhi Durbar Tiara.

On October 26th, Camilla attended a reception for Americans representing arts, culture, business, media and public services at Clarence House

On October 26th, Charles and Camilla welcomed the Crown Princely Couple of Norway, Haakon and Mette-Marit, for tea at Clarence House.

On October 27th, Charles and Camilla attended a lunch hosted by the Norwegian Royal Family on their yacht moored on the River Thames.

On October 27th, Camilla received a delegation from Axminster at Clarence House.

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Official Visit to the United States

On November 1st, The Prince and The Duchess arrived in the New York for the first leg of their tour of the United States of America. They visited Ground Zero as the first stop of their tour.

Charles and Camilla were taken to the site of the World Trade Centre straight after landing in New York to pay their respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001 and to meet relatives of those who died. The Duchess left a bouquet of yellow and orange orchids, roses and lilies at the site memorial with a hand-written message from them both that read “In
enduring memory of our shared grief, Charles and Camilla.”

They also went to visit the British Memorial Garden which is dedicated to the memory of the 67 British victims of the atrocity. The Prince is Patron of the project, that is intended to be a gift to the people of New York and provide a place of reflection and remembrance. Their Royal Highnesses unveiled a dedication stone in memory of the British victims of the terrorist attacks. The inscription on the memorial stone, made of Morayshire stone, reads: “This stone was laid on 1 November 2005 by the Patron of this garden, The Prince of Wales.”

In the evening Their Royal Highnesses attended a reception at the Museum of Modern Art. The Prince and The Duchess, who was wearing a midnight blue velvet dress with a large white lace collar, made their way inside accompanied by the host, British Consul General Sir Phillip Thomas, as a jazz band played in the corridor. Guests at the event included Donald Trump, Sting and Trudi Styler, Yoko Ono and Joan Collins.

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On November 2nd, Charles and Camilla went to Washington DC and were received by the President of the United States, George W. Bush and the first lady, Mrs. Laura Bush.

Accompanied by first lady Laura Bush, they toured the SEED Public Charter School, the only public urban boarding school in the U.S.

In the evening, Charles and Camilla attended a gala dinner at the White House.

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November 3rd, Charles and Camilla attended a meeting on osteoporosis at the National Institutes of Health.

They toured an exhibition of The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, at the National Building Museum.

In the evening they attended a reception at the ambassador's Residence in Washington.

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Tour of the US - continued

On November 4th, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall laid a wreath at the Second World War memorial in Washington D.C.

Afterwards, they looked at the Freedom Wall, a wall of gold stars set between two waterfalls, with each star representing 100 war dead.

Later, Charles and Camilla visited the Folger Shakespeare Library to meet children involved in the ‘Bill’s Buddies’ project and watch a performance in the library’s theatre.

The Prince and The Duchess then headed for New Orleans where they meet survivors of Hurricane Katrina and emergency workers involved in the massive relief effort. The couple, who were on their way to San Francisco, stopped off in Louisiana to see first-hand the widespread damage to the city and visited one of the worst hit areas, the Lower Ninth Ward.

There, they met emergency workers and stood side by side on top of a patched 20 feet-high levee, shaking their heads as they took in the extent of the destruction. All across the area were splintered homes, chunks of concrete and overturned cars.

Later, in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, The Prince wore a string of Mardi Gras beads, given to him by a well-wisher, which he wore over his blue suit.



On November 5th, Charles and Camilla visited an organic farmer’s market in Marin County before visiting a local farming community at an organic farm. Their Royal Highnesses were visiting the Marin County market in Point Reyes, a small village nestled in the sweeping California hills, on the fifth day of their tour of the USA.

The Duchess sampled food products off some of the stalls and laughed, saying: “I am eating my way around here,” she said. “Luckily I've got a good appetite!”

The couple popped over the road to the Old Western Hotel, an old-fashioned saloon bar. Greeted warmly by landlady Judy Borello, The Prince was handed a pint of the local Boothammer ale, while his wife supped from half a pint of IPA.

The Prince held his pint aloft, toasting a heartfelt “Cheers!” to the handful of local regulars. Charles also patted Fred, the resident dog, and the couple shook hands with well-wishers.

Afterwards, Charles and Camilla toured Star Route Farms, the oldest certified organic farm in California. They enjoyed a tour of the chard fields with owner and leading light of the Californian organic movement Warren Webber and had an organic lunch made up of such delights as “garden sandwiches lavished with local butter and wild watercress”.



On November 6th, Charles and Camilla broke off from their US tour for prayers in a village chapel. Their Royal Highnesses worshipped and sang hymns in an hour-long service at the Episcopalian St Columba's Parish Church in Inverness, near San Francisco. They were greeted by Pastor Tom Brindley, whose daughter presented The Duchess with a small bouquet.

Later in the day, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were treated to a special version of Beach Blanket Babylon, America’s longest running musical. The musical was specially revamped for the occasion with a British theme.

The Prince and The Duchess laughed and clapped as a giant hat in the shape of London's skyline made an appearance. Former US Secretary of State George Shultz even made a surprise appearance dressed as Superman and said: “Hat's off to the British!” Charles and Camilla joined the audience in a standing ovation.
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Tour of the US - continued

On November 7th, Charles and Camilla visited a market in the Ferry Building on the waterfront.
They also visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, accompanied by California's First Lady, Maria Shriver, and attended a dinner for business and civic leaders at the De Young Museum



On November 8th, Charles and Camilla visited the Empress Hotel Homeless Project and bid farewell to the American citzens.

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November 2005

On November 16th, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Soroptimist Residential Club in London to see the newly refurbished rooms and to unveil a plaque.

On November 17th, Camilla turned on the lights in the historic Burlington Arcade on Piccadilly, London, in aid of the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS). The Duchess performed the honour in front of hundreds of shoppers in her role as President of the NOS.

On November 18th, the Prince and the Duchess visited the North West of England for a day of engagements. In the first stop of the day, while Charles visited Warrington, Camilla was greeted by a cheering crowd of staff and patients as she arrived at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Later, together again, the couple visited Anfield, the home of European Champions Liverpool Football Club to see The Prince’s Trust Football Initiative which is celebrating its 10,000th participant.

On November 22nd, Camilla spent a day in Wiltshire and visited a playgroup for pre–school children with special needs, a victim support initiative and a voluntary youth organisation during her first solo awayday.

She visited the Springboard Opportunity Playgroup, a local charity that helps young children with special needs in Chippenham and then went to the town's police station, where she visited staff at the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust. As a trustee, The Duchess has been involved with the organisation for seven years, but became Patron this year. The Trust provides victim support to those targeted by criminals, sending out a manned Bobby Van to repair doors and windows at properties which have been broken into to help restore a sense of security. The Duchess jumped into a Bobby Van to pay a surprise visit to Melksham resident Evelyn Hawkins who was preyed on by burglars.

The Duchess then visited a youth club in the village of Atworth, run by Youth Action Wiltshire (YAW). She became Patron of Youth Action Wiltshire in September. After meeting staff and children at the centre, The Duchess tried out the sporting facilities at the club, taking on a couple of youngsters in an impromptu game of table tennis and even trying her hand at archery.



On November 23rd, Charles and Camilla attended a star-studded dinner for representatives of London’s financial community to raise money for The Prince’s Trust.

On November 24th, the couple paid tribute to the “pure courage” of the British Armed Forces injured in the line of fire during a visit to open a rehabilitation centre for injured military personnel.

On November 25th, the Prince and the Duchess met artists at a reception for The Prince’s Drawing School. The Prince’s Drawing School is an educational charity set up by His Royal Highness in 2000 to be a centre of excellence for observational drawing.

On November 25th, the Prince and the Duchess made a surprise visit to Borough Market today, one of London’s most famous food institutions.

On November 29th, Charles & Camilla presented soldiers from the 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Wales with their Iraq tour medals.



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December 2005

On December 7th, Charles and Camilla attended the world premiere of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.

On December 12th they met young people helped by The Prince’s Trust in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and also met shoppers when they visited a Christmas market.

On December 14th, Camilla met some of Britain’s bravest youngsters today and presented them with awards for their courage. The Duchess shook hands with each of the inspiring young winners before hanging the medals around their necks.

On December 15th, the Duchess visited Kew Palace today to see the ongoing renovation work to restore the historic building to its former glory.

On December 16th, Charles and Camilla attended a Royal Gala Performance of Madam Butterfly in aid of The Prince’s Trust.

On December 19th, Camilla attended the last evening of the London International Horse Show.

On December 25th, Charles and Camilla joined the remaining of the Royal Family at Christmas Day service at Sandringham.
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January 2006

On January 6th, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the osteoporosis department of Northampton General Hospital and was warmly received by members of the public as she arrived. During the 90-minute visit she met with members of the Northampton branch of the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS), of which she is President.

On January 26th, Camilla spent a day in Hertfordshire visiting St Albans Cathedral and helping to highlight a fundraising appeal at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC).

She also met children from the Abbey Church of England Primary School who turned themselves into an artistic representation of the Cathedral's stained glass windows for her visit.

On January 30th, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited a new state-of-the-art sports centre at one of the country's top boarding schools in Gloucestershire. Their Royal Highnesses watched an inter-house swimming race in the balmy heat of the impressive new swimming pool before chatting to staff and pupils as they toured the gym.
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February 2006

On 7 February, the Duchess paid her first official visit to Kingston Upon Hull. During the day she visited the Centre for Metabolic Bone Disease at Hull Royal Infirmary, were a charity had managed to raise money for the purchase of new bone scanners, opened a new dairy for the award-winning cheese makers Lowna Dairy, and the Healthy Living Centre, a centre providing services and activities for elderly people, and watched a special dance performance.

At the Centre for Metabolic Bone Disease, the Duchess, who has been President of the National Osteoporosis Centre since 2001, told the invited guests about her personal relation to the disease:

“I became involved with osteoporosis after my mother and grandmother both died as a result of this devastating disease. Then, only 11 years ago, osteoporosis was seldom discussed, rarely diagnosed and usually attributed to old women with so-called Dowager’s Humps. Huge strides have been made since that but we still have a long way to go.”


Pictures from the Centre for Metabolic Bone Disease, Healthy Living Centre and Lowna Dairy. All by Getty Images

On 10 February, The Prince and Duchess opened the University of Derby’s new campus in Buxton, Derbyshire. The campus was created in the old Grade II listed former Devonshire Royal Hospital, but now houses 1 500 students. The Duchess of Cornwall officially started a model of Foucault’s Pendulum during the opening.


Pictures from the new campus. From the PoW's official website and Getty Images.

On 15 February, The Prince and Duchess attended a reception marking 100 years of Everyman Books at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.


Picture from the reception. From the PoW's official website.

On 20 February, The Prince and Duchess presented The Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success awards at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London, to honour achievements of young people whom have overcome barriers in their lives. It was the start of the 30th anniversary celebrations of The Prince’s Trust.


Picture from the awards. From the PoW's official website.

On 21 February, The Prince and Duchess opened the Shooting Star House in South West London, a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions.


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March 2006

On 1 March, St David’s Day, The Prince and Duchess paid a full day visit to Wales were they performed several official engagements. Together with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince and Duchess attended the opening of the new Senedd, the Welsh Assembly in the day, and later that day they returned to the Assembly as they attended a reception in the debating chamber. In the evening, Their Royal Highnesses attended a Royal Gala Performance of Wagner’s opera ‘The Flying Dutchman’ at the Wales Millennium Centre.


Picture from the Senedd. From the PoW's official website.

On 3 March, The Prince and Duchess visited the 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, in Colchester, Essex, just before the soldiers’ deployment to countries like Afghanistan. The Prince and Duchess spent time with the soldiers and their families in the barracks were they learned about their work and experiences, as well as future missions.



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On 9 March, The Duchess, for the first time, visited the Unicorn Theatre for Children, of which she is patron, on the South Bank of London. The theatre is a producer of professional theatre and education projects for children ages 4-12, and the Duchess got to peak at the rehearsals for a forthcoming play in the main auditorium before she met with children in the education workshop.


Pictures from the theatre. From the PoW's official website.

On 9 March, The Prince and Duchess attended a cello concerto by the Philharmonia Orchestra in The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. The concerto, written in remembrance of The Queen Mother, is composed by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and was a part of his 70th birthday celebrations.


Picture from the concert. From the PoW's official website.

On the evening of 9 March, the Duchess attended a Royal Premiere of the British film ‘These Foolish Things’ at the Odeon in Kensington, London. The premiere was held in aid of The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS), of which the Duchess has been President for many years. The evening presented a good line-up of stars in attendance.

Among the invited guests were also the Chairwoman of Derby City’s Osteoporosis Society, Pat Kilminster, whom got to meet the Duchess before the screening – her second meeting with Camilla, as she had met her five years earlier while she received treatment for her illness, and was mighty taken as she said: “I’m just so impressed that she remembered me”.


Picture from the Royal Premiere. From the PoW's official website.

On 13 March, The Prince and Duchess visited Dorset to pay tribute to the work of the Dorset Police as they are marking their 150th anniversary this year. They received a tour of the premises, including a presentation of the control room that receives over 90 000 emergency calls every year, they got to listen to a pre-recorded 999 call, and the Duchess, whom thought Dorset is a “wonderful part of the world”, was shown CCTV footage.

That same day, on 13 March, The Prince and Duchess started the Commonwealth Day celebrations by visiting one of the country’s biggest Sikh temple, located in London, in honour of the day and the Sikh festival Holla Mohalla that was being celebrated at the time. The visit also functioned as a preparation for The Prince and Duchess’ coming visit to India later in that month. TRH were greeted by hundreds of local schoolchildren, received flower garlands and took off their shoes as they entered the temple.


Picture from the temple. From the PoW's official website.

Later that Commonwealth Day, in the absence of the Queen (who was on a official visit to Australia at the time) the Prince and Duchess attended a church service in the Westminster Abbey, and afterwards a reception hosting some 2 000 guests at Marlborough House, the headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The theme for this year was Health and Vitality, and the abbey was decorated in flags from around the world.


Pictures from Westminster Abbey and Marlborough House. From the PoW's official website.

On 17 March, TRH attended the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Seated in the Royal Box, the Duchess wore a green St. Patrick's Day themed hat with shamrocks designed by Patrick Treacy, and presented the Totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup during the day.


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In the end of March 2006, The Prince and Duchess embarked on their second official royal tour overseas as they begun a two-week tour of the countries of Egypt, Saudia Arabia and India. Their Royal Highnesses visited Egypt from Monday 20th to Friday 24th March, Saudi Arabia from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March and India from Sunday 26th March to Friday 31st March.

1: Visiting the Al Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt on 21 March. The Duchess was wearing the traditional Shalwar Kameez and accompanying headscarf, 2: At the Brooke Hospital for Animals in Cairo on 22 March, were the Duchess struck up a good contact with many animals, 3: In the oasis town of Siwa in Egypt on 23 March, were the Duchess chatted with some participants in the Siwa Women’s Native Artisanship Development Project, 4: Laying down some flowers at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Al Alamein in Egypt on 24 March, 5: Meeting with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on 25 March, 6: Visiting the Multionational School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 26 March, 7: Visiting a Punjab village in Chandigarh, India on 27 March, 8: Visiting the Artiya village in India on 29 March, 9: At a craft market in Jodhpur, India on 30 March, 10: Attending the Rajastahn Day Parade in Jaipur, India on 30 March
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April 2006

On 9 April, The Prince and Duchess celebrated their first wedding anniversary in private at Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland, which was also the venue for their honeymoon. To mark the special occasion of this anniversary, Clarence House released an official photograph picturing TRH together in the garden of Clarence House, taken by the renowned photographer Mario Testino.


The official photograph marking The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall's first wedding anniversary in 2006. Picture by Mario Testino via the PoW's official website.

On 20 April, The Prince and Duchess visited the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve on Royal Deeside in Scotland. The visit marked an agreement made between two parties in order to secure the future of the reserve at least until 2030. The Estate Manager commented on the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay’s visit in the following manner: “The Duke and Duchess clearly have an interest in the environment and we are very honoured that they came here today. I think they thoroughly enjoyed it.”


Picture from the nature reserve. From the PoW's official website.

On 21 April, The Prince and Duchess hosted a dinner to celebrate the Queen’s 80th birthday at the former royal residence Kew Palace in the famous Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in Surrey. A great number of extended family members were present on this special evening, the residence was decorated with fantastically beautiful flowers as the party took their drinks in the Queen’s Drawing Room and the dinner in the King’s Dining Room, all to the tunes of Handel’s Water Music played by musicians from the London Chamber Orchestra.

Afterwards, the guests gathered on the steps of the palace to splendid fireworks display to the wide range of tunes coming from music from across the Queen’s past eight decades. It all ended with the 2 000 crowd, consisting of friends of The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, friends of the Historic Royal Palaces and residents and staff who work for the Queen and Prince of Wales, singing the traditional tunes of 'Rule Britannia', 'Sea Shanty' and 'Land of Hope and Glory' together, and finally the 'Happy Birthday' to the Queen.


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