Duchess of Cornwall speaks out in support of domestic abuse victims

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  • The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken out to support domestic abuse victims. Duchess Camilla made a moving speech yesterday.


    The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken out in support of domestic abuse victims.

    Duchess Camilla hosted a reception yesterday afternoon at Clarence House to celebrate the 15th anniversary of charity Safelives.

    The organisation works to tackle domestic abuse and violence for good so that more families can live in safety.

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    The royal welcomed staff from the charity to her home, as well as supporters of the organisation and those who have been helped by the charity.

    Duchess Camilla, who is married to heir apparent Prince Charles, has been supporting the important charity since she learnt about their work back in 2016.

    She has since worked with the charity to assist them in giving support to those in need of their services.

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    Today, The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception at Clarence House to mark the 15th anniversary of @safelives_ , a charity working to end domestic abuse for good. Her Royal Highness welcomed staff, supporters and people who had been helped by SafeLives. The Duchess first learnt about the work of SafeLives during a visit to the charity at the beginning of 2016, and since then has worked with the organisation to help them support more people in need. During a speech today, HRH said: “I visited SafeLives for the first time in 2016 and, as I have said on numerous occasions, that memorable day fired my interest in domestic abuse. ”I did know of people who had suffered from it, but I was both shocked, and horrified by just how many thousands of people across the world live with it. I had the privilege of hearing incredibly brave women (some of whom are here today) standing up to tell their stories. Harrowing stories that reduced many of us listeners to tears. “But with each story that is told, the taboo around domestic abuse weakens and the silence that surrounds it is broken, so other sufferers can know that there is hope for them and they are not alone.” 📸 PA

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    Speaking at the reception yesterday, Camilla said, “I visited SafeLives for the first time in 2016 and, as I have said on numerous occasions, that memorable day fired my interest in domestic abuse.

    ”I did know of people who had suffered from it,” continued the Duchess, “but I was both shocked, and horrified by just how many thousands of people across the world live with it.

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    Duchess Camilla spoke out in support of domestic abuse victims at a reception she hosted yesterday afternoon (Credit: Getty)

    “I had the privilege of hearing incredibly brave women (some of whom are here today) standing up to tell their stories. Harrowing stories that reduced many of us listeners to tears.

    “But with each story that is told, the taboo around domestic abuse weakens and the silence that surrounds it is broken,” she finished, “so other sufferers can know that there is hope for them and they are not alone”.