Camilla ‘very honoured and very touched’ by future Queen Consort title

The Duchess of Cornwall was asked how she felt about the endorsement during a visit to the Nourish Hub community kitchen in west London.

10 February 2022

The Duchess of Cornwall has said she is “very honoured and very touched” to have been endorsed by the Queen as a future Queen Consort.

Camilla was visiting Nourish Hub, a community kitchen based in Notting Hill, west London, to mark its opening and as patron of the charity which runs it, UK Harvest, when she was asked by a guest how she felt about the title.

Her comments came on the same day the Prince of Wales tested positive for coronavirus, but Clarence House has confirmed the duchess returned a negative result on Thursday morning.

UK Harvest is a non-profit organisation which collects surplus food from supermarkets and delivers it directly to charities, as well as serving at pop-up hubs and at the kitchen.

The Duchess of Cornwall, right, meets members of staff during her visit to Paddington Haven
The Duchess of Cornwall, right, earlier in the day visited Paddington Haven, a sexual assault referral centre in west London (Tolga Akmen/PA)

Camilla, 74, spoke with volunteers, and refugees from West London Welcome charity, who were cooking a rice-based Iranian dish called Loobia Polo for visitors.

A guest who gave his name as DJ, 49, asked the duchess how she felt about her new title.

Camilla told him: “I feel very honoured, very honoured and very touched.”

The duchess spoke with every guest and volunteer at the venue, and added a touch of saffron to the dish.

Gianni, 59, a local resident who was visiting the kitchen, presented the duchess with a bouquet of flowers, to which she replied: “Grazie.”

The visit was among Camilla’s first public royal duties since being endorsed by the Queen as a future Queen Consort.

The duchess toured Voices in Bath, a charity which supports domestic abuse survivors, on Tuesday.

Before her visit to the food kitchen on Thursday, Camilla also spoke with staff at Paddington Haven, a sexual assault referral centre in west London, and she will be appearing at Thames Valley Partnership in Aylesbury, another charity for domestic abuse survivors, in the afternoon.

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