Duchess of Cornwall Meets Military Wives, Honours Commonwealth Soldiers

  July 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was not the only royal in Brockenhurst today – the Duchess of Cornwall also paid a visit.

Her engagements included a visit to St Nicholas’ Church where she laid a bouquet of flowers at the Commonwealth War Graves in the church cemetery. 100 graves – 93 New Zealander soldiers, 3 Indian soldiers and 3 Belgian civilians – lie in the New Zealand plot of the cemetery. The Duchess also was shown a new stained glass window that has been installed honouring the work of the doctors and nurses who travelled from New Zealand to assist in the nearby hospital during World War One.

Afterwards, Camilla headed over to the Tile Barn Outdoor Centre where she officially opened the Poppy Pod Village which has been built to offer camping facilities to members of the Armed Forces and their families.

The Duchess was shown some of the pods before a reception with personnel from The Queen’s Own Rifles, a regiment Camilla is Colonel-in-Chief of. The Military Wives Choir of Salisbury and Marchwood performed during the reception, where Camilla happily took selfies with some of the families.

Filed under The United Kingdom
Tagged , , , , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Royal News to your Email

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox. Just sign up below and we will send you an email when the latest royal news is posted.

Close [X]