Duchess Camilla gives fans glimpse into personal bookshelf – and it features a surprising childhood favourite

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  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has given fans into her personal bookshelf in a new photo.


    Duchess Camilla has given fans a glimpse into what she keeps on her personal bookshelf as she posted a new photo for a special reason.

    The Clarence House Instagram page posted a series of media in honour of this week’s Volunteers’ Week, which the Duchess of Cornwall has spoken out in support of.

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    “The past weeks have seen a surge in volunteering…this makes me incredibly proud of our country and of our national willingness to step forward to help in these very challenging times.” . The Duchess of Cornwall has sent a message to volunteers at the start of #VolunteersWeek. 👏 Usually celebrated during the first week of June, whilst this year’s events have been cancelled, volunteers are being recognised for their efforts in tackling the effects of COVID-19. . ⬅️ As the proud President of @royalvolservice, HRH has shared a video message for their #VirtualVillageHall to thank the thousands of volunteers supporting those in need, in hospital and in the community, as well as the hundreds of thousands of #NHSVolunteerResponders who are supporting the NHS during these difficult times. Over 250,000 tasks have already been completed, with 98% of requests being met within 24hrs. Joining the team of NHS Volunteer Responders across the country, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Countess of Wessex & The Duchess of Gloucester have all taken part in ‘check-in and chat’ calls with those self-isolating, vulnerable or elderly. ☎️ . The scheme is being delivered by the RVS, who have continued to provide their regular voluntary activity. The charity’s hundreds of social clubs and groups are unable to meet during this time so the Virtual Village Hall programme is designed to bring people together online, to enjoy activities at the same time. Find out more through the link in our bio.

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    An image in the post shows Duchess Camilla at her desk making important phone calls, with the wall behind her filled with a selection of diverse reads.

    And among the eclectic collection of books, which is surrounded by lots of filled photos frames of lovely family snaps, fans can see that an iconic book stands out.

    Like most of the world’s readers, the Duchess is clearly a fan of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, as books from the series take pride of place on the central shelf of the royal’s wall.

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    “Ernest Hemingway, famously, once said “There is no friend as loyal as a book”. In these challenging times when we are isolated from the ones we love, many of us are finding comfort in reading, to fire up our imaginations, to take us on journeys and to make us laugh. With that in mind, here is a list of my dearest ‘friends’.” – The Duchess of Cornwall ⬅️ Her Royal Highness has curated a reading list to provide some inspiration to those isolating at home over the Easter weekend. The Duchess is passionate about reading for all ages and promotes its importance through some of her patronages, including @literacy_trust, @booktrust, @beanstalkreads and @royalsocietyofliterature. 📚 See our Instagram story for more on why The Duchess selected each book!

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    It’s no surprise that the Duchess has such a stellar collection of books, as she has always been an advocate for reading, with patronages including, the National Literacy Trust, BookTrust, Coram Beanstalk and the Royal Society of Literature.

    Just days ago, the Duchess even teamed up with a group of Hollywood stars to take part in a special reading of Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach.

    During the coronavirus lockdown, the Roald Dahl Story Company has been releasing special readings performed by stars across the globe in order to provide some light entertainment for children at home.

    The latest episode featured the Duchess of Cornwall, Avengers’ Taika Waititi, Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o and Frozen’s Josh Gad, with the Duchess reading the part of the Captain.

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