Camilla Parker Bowles makes touching tribute to Prince Philip

Camilla Parker Bowles has paid tribute to her father-in-law whilst acting as Patron of charity 'Silver Stories'. Source: Getty

The Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles has paid homage to the late Prince Philip during a public engagement.

The subtle nod to Philip was made while Camilla was on a phone call with two young children, as part of her work with charity Silver Stories.

On October 3, Camilla was announced as the Patron of Silver Stories – an organisation founded in 2016 that aims to connect people across generations, through the art of storytelling.

According to Woman & Home magazine, during the course of a ten-minute phone call, a child participating in the program reads parts of their favourite stories to older listeners.

To commemorate her patronage, Camilla personally made a call, partnered with siblings Teagan, 11, and Ollie, 10.

She provided encouragement to the young children with whom she was paired: “I am sure you help the older generation so much by reading to them. It must cheer up their days”.

Behind Camilla, clearly visible was a black and white image of Prince Philip and the Queen, a lovely nod to Prince Philip, who passed away in April at age 99 and his great love of books. Prince Philip spent much of his life building a large collection of books about extraterrestrials, and space.

Camilla listened to Silver Readers Teagan and Ollie as they read books by Roald Dahl and David Walliams.

Camilla’s work as Patron of Silver Stories goes hand-in-hand with the tireless advocation of education that Camilla has made her life’s work, as patron of a number of charities which focus on enhancing educational outcomes of the Commonwealth’s youth.


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The nod to Prince Philip comes on the same day as the Queen spoke for the first time about her late husband, while opening the sixth session of Scottish Parliament. 

In her address, she spoke about the love of Scotland that both she and Prince Philip shared.

“I have spoken before of my deep and abiding affection for this wonderful country, and of the many happy memories Prince Philip and I always held of our time here … It is often said that it is the people that make a place, and there are few places where this is truer than in Scotland, as we have seen in recent times.”

Do you share Prince Philip's affinity for books?

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