Fans praise Duchess of Cornwall's emotional Instagram video - calling it 'beautiful'

What a lovely surprise...

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Royal fans have praised an Instagram video of Camilla surprising the CEO of a cancer charity with a Pride of Scotland award  - calling it 'sweet' and 'beautiful'.

·         The video on the Clarence House Instagram account shows Camilla surprising
         Dame Laura Lee, Chief Executive of cancer charity Maggies Centre.

·         The teary video shows the royal her giving Laura a Pride of Scotland award for
         her services.

·         In other Royal News the Queen and Prince William completed nearly half their
         royal engagements online last year.

The emotional video, which will no doubt bring tears to your eyes, saw the Duchess of Cornwall surprise the charity worker while she was at Clarence House.

Dame Laura Lee looks in shock to see the royal there, while Camilla says: "Hello Laura, what a surprise finding you here." She then goes on to reveal: "I've got you here under false pretences. I've come to tell you that you've won the Pride of Scotland Award."

As Laura starts to shed a tear she can't believe the surprise, especially after she finds the award hidden behind some cushions on the sofa. 

The Instagram post explained the moment more clearly: 'Earlier this year, Dame Laura Lee, Chief Executive of cancer charity @MaggiesCentres came to Clarence House for what she thought was an interview about her charity work. Little did she know that there was a big surprise in store!'

The post went on to say: 'In her role of President of Maggie’s, The Duchess of Rothesay, as Her Royal Highness is known in Scotland, presented Dame Laura with the Outstanding Contribution Award as part of the inaugural @PrideOfScotland Awards.'

Fans loved the heartwarming video, with over 200,000 people watching it, while others left comments about the Duchess. One said: "Love Camilla and her warmth!" while another commented: "The more I see the more I like the Duchess of Cornwall. I think she is doing a fantastic job,"

Another fan also added: "What a beautiful moment, how sweet and generous to make a little fuss for someone who probably generally avoids it!!"

Camilla also used the Clarence House Instagram account to launch her Reading Room, earlier this week. The reading platform will offer book recommendations and insights from some of her favourite authors.

Sarah Finley

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