Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall celebrated her 73rd birthday in July and the duchess has now thanked her loyal fans for their kind well-wishes following her birthday — and one delighted receiver shared the message to her Instagram account on Friday.
Katharina of @katsroyalletters shared the card, which included the sweet message: “Dear Katharina, thank you so much for remembering my birthday. This year, of all years, your kind message was especially appreciated and very cheering.” The duchess also personally signed off the card in black in, writing: “With best wishes, Camilla.”
The thank you card also included a picture of the duchess casually dressed in a blue sweater over a pink blouse and jeans. In the snap, Camilla can be seen reading a book on the steps outside her Scottish home of Birkhall.
The sweet gesture comes just a few days after Camilla shared a delicious royal-approved recipe for old fashioned oatcakes from Scotland — perfect for breakfast or lunch on-the-go — as part of a virtual taste tour around the UK. Camilla and her husband Prince Charles came across the delicious oatcakes during their visit to Blair Atholl Watermill, in Pitlochry back in 2017.
The Clarence House official Instagram page shared a step-by-step guide to creating Watermill’s Oatcakes on Wednesday this week — and the best part is, the simple recipe only requires three main ingredients — oatmeal, salt and water — and takes less than an hour to prepare and cook!
According to Clarence House, the oatcakes recipe is thought to date back to the Roman times and “are commonly eaten at breakfast or served up with a cheeseboard”.
“This week, join us as we take a taste tour around the United Kingdom and look back at Their Royal Highnesses’ visits featuring all things food from across the country — with some special recipes shared along the way!” the caption read. “Today we start off in Scotland! The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, as known in Scotland, have visited a range of local delis, ice cream parlours and many more food businesses during their regular visits to the country.”
It continued: “In Highland Perthshire, Her Royal Highness saw one of the last working watermills in Scotland during a visit in 2017. Wheat and oats are stoneground in the traditional manner at @blairathollwatermill to make flour for use in their tea room and bakery. The Blair Atholl Watermill Bakery often makes oatcakes to sell or serve at the mill.”
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