The Duchess of Cornwall reveals her biggest lockdown struggle

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  • The Duchess of Cornwall has admitted her biggest difficulty in lockdown in a new video.


    What did the Duchess of Cornwall say is her biggest struggle?

    Camilla said while discussing the launch of this year’s Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition with author David Walliams, “I actually launched it in New Zealand this year.

    “Well, it wasn’t this year. God, I’ve lost track of time. It was last year.

    “The year before I launched it in Ghana and it was very interesting the response I got, the entries doubled.

    “I hope this year they treble or quadruple.”

    This comes after husband Charles’ son, Prince William, opened up about his own experience while thanking those working on the frontline.

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    “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.” . The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken with author @dwalliams, to discuss The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020. 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. Find out more and submit your entries by 30th June 2020, through the link in our bio.

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    He said, “From my time with the air ambulance, I know all too well how determined frontline workers are to put a brave face on and keep going.

    “I wanted to say a huge thank you from myself and Catherine for all that you are doing to keep everyone safe.

    “You and your families are making huge sacrifices and we want you to know that the whole country is enormously proud of you.

    “The challenges you are facing, day in and day out, are unprecedented.

    “Even in normal circumstances, frontline work can take its toll, not just on your physical health but also on your mental wellbeing.”

    Recalling his own experience, the Duke added, “When you spend all day taking care of others, it is easy to forget that you need to take care of yourself too.

    “But it is okay to say when you aren’t okay.”

    He added, “And there is support available to you, if and when you need it.”

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