The Duchess of Cornwall shares rare glimpse inside her personal life

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The Duchess of Cornwall has opened up about her love of dogs as she shares a rare picture on a dog walk with Beth.

Duchess Camilla has given royal fans a rare glimpse into life behind closed doors as Clarence House release an un-seen photo of her walking her dog, Beth.

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The photo shows Camilla, 72, wrapped up warm for the walk in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. With Beth running eagerly in front of her.

Clarence House shared the shot to raise awareness of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home - where they believe every dog and cat are "ready to be loved".

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Opening up about just how much she loves Beth and Bluebell - the dogs she adopted from Battersea - Duchess Camilla said, "The nice thing about dogs is you can sit them down, you could have a nice long conversation, you could be cross, you could be sad and they just sit looking at you wagging their tail!”

While spending lots of time at home with Prince Charles and their dogs has been a perk of lockdown, Camilla confessed she's struggled being apart from her grandchildren and cannot wait to embrace them.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's The Emma Barnett Show, The Duchess - who has five grandchildren Eliza, Gus, Freddy, Lola and Louis and is close to Charles' four grandchildren - said, "You're so excited because you haven't seen them for three-and-a-half months.

"Your first reaction is to run up and hug them, and you have to sort of put up your hands. It's a very odd feeling, I shall look forward to the day when I can give them a huge hug again."

What a special feeling.

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