The emotional reason behind the Duchess of Cornwall’s support for domestic abuse charities

Supporting worthy causes and giving a voice to those who need it is arguably one of the principle roles of the royal family.

The royals, including Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge, lend their support to various charities on a daily basis, and help to bring awareness to all sorts of topics.

And of course, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is another member of the family who regularly supports and champions various causes, in her busy royal schedule alongside Prince Charles.

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Perhaps one of the causes Camilla most passionately champions, is raising awareness of domestic abuse.

The Duchess has long lent her support to various charities trying to tackle the difficult issue.

But in a recent interview with Sky News, the royal has revealed that she has a close personal connection to the matter, as its effected those she knows personally.

She revealed, “I’d always known about domestic abuse, in fact I knew people who’d suffered from it, but I’d no idea of the extent or how many people, how many women actually around the world are suffering from it.

Camilla went on to speak about the moment she decided put domestic abuse at the centre of her royal work.

She explained, “I went to this meeting for Safelives [a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse], and these incredibly brave women got up and they each told their stories and they were the most moving stories I’ve ever heard.

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“I mean there was nobody in the whole audience without a tear in their eye.”

Prince Charles’ wife also offered a warning, that the situation will only improve if people continue to talk about it.

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“If we don’t keep talking about it, it’s going to go on, it’s going to get worse. If we talk about it, I think a lot of these women here were telling me they come out feeling stronger. I’ve always said they come out being victors not victims, which is the important thing.”

Camilla and the Prince of Wales are currently on a tour of France and Greece. Whilst there, the couple visited a charity, VIFIL-SOS Femmes which focuses on providing refuge house for victims of domestic abuse, in Lyon.

It’s not the only time that the Duchess of Cornwall has travelled the world in order to raise awareness of the issue.

In the past, she has travelled around the world, including to Mexico, Bahrain and Canada, to visit other domestic abuse refuge centres.

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