The Duchess of Cornwall has been praised for her support of the younger generations and involvement in a creative competition for kids at Windsor Castle this week.
Camilla was commended for her ongoing assistance with the BBC Radio 2 500 words creative writing competition as she stepped out on Friday in a lovely blue frock for the much-anticipated final.
Standing tall in heels Prince Charles’ wife looked gorgeous at the event which was spent greeting the many talented children who showed off their impressive literacy skills.
The light blue frock was perfect for the occasion, floating gracefully to the duchess’s knees while clinching in slightly at her waist to show off her figure.
Camilla paired the casual yet classy outfit with a simple silver bracelet and dangly pearl earrings, while she kept her blonde locks in her usual down and slightly waved style.
The 71-year-old was also joined by special guests, actor Hugh Bonneville, Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams and actress Helen McRory as they read through the top entries for the competition.
Camilla, who has supported the competition for five years, was even given the honour of judging the stories written by children aged 13 and under and helped to pick the winning entry
During a speech addressing the audience and the final the duchess said according to an Instagram post by the royal family: “I have read some of your amazing stories, so I know how much you love words… You have even invented some of your own!
“The English vocabulary is huge and what a choice we have!”
Camilla is known as an avid reader herself and is the patron of several literacy charities including First Story, Book Trust and Coram Beanstalk.
Today, The Duchess of Cornwall joined young writers from across the country at the final of @BBCRadio2’s #500Words creative writing competition.Broadcast live from Windsor Castle, the final aired on BBC Radio 2 this morning and special guests, including @bonhughbon, @dwalliams and Helen McRory, were on hand to read the winning stories by talented finalists.The #500Words competition invites children to write an original story using no more than 500 words. Her Royal Highness has been an Honorary Judge for 500 Words since 2016, and is Patron of several other literacy charities, including @booktrust, @beanstalkreads and First Story. During a speech, addressing the audience at the final, The Duchess said, “I have read some of your amazing stories, so I know how much you love words… You have even invented some of your own! The English vocabulary is huge and what a choice we have!” Follow @clarencehouse for more.
Royal fans have since taken to social media to praise the duchess for her work in supporting kids and their literacy skills with many calling her a great role model for children.
“What a great idea and program! Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to the duchess for her ongoing support,” one person wrote on Instagram.
“My children and I have been avid followers of 500 words since it started and inspires them both each year. Wonderful that HRH is such a wonderful role model for children,” another wrote.
While a third said: “I’m glad that Camilla is finally getting recognition for her contributions and hard work!”