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Queen Camilla’s “funny” and down-to-earth nature is reportedly “always” showcased in her seriously warm response whenever she meets one British comedian.
- The Queen is said to “always” greet comedian and presenter Paul O’Grady with “a big hug and kiss” when she sees him.
- The pair have known each other for many years through their connection to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and are set to appear together in an ITV special this Christmas.
- This royal news comes as we revealed how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first Christmas almost exposed their then-private relationship.
The King and Queen Consort have been undertaking a particularly packed schedule of events and engagements in recent months since taking on their important new roles. Though it seems that despite the immense responsibilities she holds now and also held as Duchess of Cornwall before King Charles ascended to the throne, Queen Camilla has never been afraid to showcase her sense of humor and warmth. According to British comedian Paul O’Grady, she’s someone you can have a “great laugh” with and her greeting when she sees him “always shocks” others.
As revealed by Richard Eden in his Eden Confidential column for the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), Paul O’Grady has shared a sweet insight into his relationship with the Queen. The comedian and presenter revealed that she doesn’t make you feel like it’s all about “ceremony” with her and “always” gives him a warm greeting.
Paul claimed, “Camilla's a really funny woman — you can have a great laugh with her and you don't feel like you're on ceremony.”
And when it comes to how she greets him specifically, it seems that the Queen Consort is more than happy to showcase her warm and down-to-earth nature.
“I always get a big hug and kiss from her, too, which always shocks everybody,” he declared.
It’s perhaps no surprise that Paul and Queen Camilla have such heart-warming interactions when they cross paths as the pair have known each other for many years now. He is an Ambassador of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home whilst the Queen adopted two adorable dogs - Bluebell and Beth - from them and has been the animal charity’s Royal Patron since 2016.
The Queen is even reportedly set to appear alongside Paul for an ITV special airing over the festive period focusing on their shared love of dogs and support of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. As per RadioTimes.com (opens in new tab), the episode of For the Love of Dogs was filmed before she took on her new title and will see her hosting a very special event at her and King Charles’ London home, Clarence House.
Queen Camilla will also apparently join Paul in Kent at the Battersea Brands Hatch site where they will help to care for dogs that are still waiting to be rehomed after being abandoned and are hoping to achieve their happy-ever-after pre-Christmas.
Paul O’Grady’s sweet remarks about his fellow animal lover Queen Camilla not standing on “ceremony” come as she and King Charles prepare to celebrate their first Christmas period since he took the throne.
Buckingham Palace has already confirmed that the royal couple will be spending the festive season at Sandringham for the first time since 2019. It’s even been suggested that King Charles’ Christmas plans could be “up in the air” and that the “younger generation” might want to start doing their “own thing” rather than gathering all together for several days like they did during the late Queen’s reign.
Either way, this momentous festive season will likely be hugely meaningful to King Charles and Queen Camilla as they host the Christmas celebrations.
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.
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