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Duchess of Cornwall reveals sweet tribute to the Queen in her reading room

Camilla has been sharing her book recommendations with royal fans

queen camilla reading room© Photo: Getty Images
Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
January 28, 2021
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The Duchess of Cornwall has been winning praise from royal fans since the launch of her online book club, the Reading Room, earlier this month.

In her latest Instagram video, Camilla, 73, hailed a "renaissance of reading" during the coronavirus pandemic, and we couldn't help but notice one sweet detail about her sitting room.

At the beginning of the clip, a framed photo of a corgi can be seen – a breed of dog which is synonymous with the Queen.

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Her Majesty has owned more than 30 corgis since her reign began in 1952 and she sadly lost her final dog, Willow, in April 2018.

The Queen also recently mourned the loss of her dorgi (a cross between a dachshund and a corgi) Vulcan in 2020 and her only remaining pup is Candy.

The Duchess of Cornwall shares her mother-in-law's love of dogs and has two rescue pooches of her own, Jack Russell Terriers, Beth and Bluebell.

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corgi picture© Clarence House

The framed photo of the corgi in Camilla's reading room

Speaking in the video released on Instagram, Camilla said that despite "whatever other awful things came out of lockdown", the nation's love of reading had flourished with book sales rising.

"I think it's a sort of renaissance of reading, really," the Duchess said.

"You know, whatever other awful things came out of lockdown I think reading has come out extremely well and I think it’s revived and we just want to keep that going."

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The Duchess' recommended books

Earlier this month, Camilla shared her first four reading recommendations for her online book club, which were Dame Hilary Mantel's The Mirror And The Light, William Boyd's Restless, Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak.

The Duchess added: "Well I think it’s like all of us, lockdown – there we were all locked down, locked up, locked in.

"And, you know, it was a wonderful opportunity to, once you got over the initial shock, you thought, 'well what can I get out of this?'

"And, you know, reading is a passion, so I just saved up all the books I wanted to read and sat down and read them.

"And I think a lot of other people did as well, because book sales have gone up."

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