Duchess of Cornwall teams up with David Walliams as she reaches out for important reason

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The Duchess of Cornwall has teamed up with David Walliams for an important reason.

The Duchess of Cornwall has teamed up with actor and children’s author David Walliams to encourage young writers to share their say in global issues.

The Clarence House Instagram page shared a video to the feed of the Duchess on a video call with former Little Britain star David.

🎥📝 “We just want lots and lots and lots of these aspiring young writers to enter because, as you said before, some of their stories really are verging on brilliant”,’ read the caption alongside the post, sharing some of the sweet words that the Duchess said in her video call.

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The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken with author @dwalliams, to discuss The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020,’ Clarence House captioned the post.

‘As Vice-Patron of @royalcommonwealthsociety, The Duchess launched this year’s competition in New Zealand last November. The 2020 theme, “Climate Action and the Commonwealth”, was chosen to draw upon the increasing youth movement across the Commonwealth and the ongoing Climate Crisis.

‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay competition is the world’s oldest international schools’ writing competition. The programme provides aspiring young writers with a fantastic opportunity to share their story and have their say on global issues.’

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The Royal Commonwealth Society also shared the video on their Instagram page, writing, ‘We are delighted that The Duchess of Cornwall @ClarenceHouse and @DWalliams have come together to share their love of writing to encourage children to enter The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020 and have their say on 'Climate Action and the Commonwealth' ✏️✏️’.

Both Instagram pages shared links for how young people could have their say and do something important with their writing.

Entries will accepted in any of form of creative writing until the end of June.

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