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Duchess of Cornwall chooses unexpected Christmas photo to thank royal fans

Camilla's thank you card featured a very special family member

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December 24, 2021
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The Duchess of Cornwall has been inundated with Christmas messages and well wishes from royal watchers, and she made sure to thank everyone who had personally sent her a card.

For this year's thank you note, Camilla chose a hilarious photo taken in December 2020, which showed her with her adorable – yet mischievous – pet pooch, Beth. The pair were visiting the Windsor branch of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home last year to officially open new kennels and thank the centre's staff and supporters.

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Camilla got a helping hand from her Jack Russell Terrier to unveil the plaque, as Beth helped pull a rope, which had a dog treat tied to it.

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At the time, the Duchess quipped: "Now they say you should never work with animals, and now, with the help of Beth, I'm going to attempt to unveil a building with the help of a dog." "Brilliant," she added as Beth yanked the curtain off, before joking to her four-legged friend: "Anyone would think you've never been fed."

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The entertaining photo stars on Camilla's thank you postcard this year with a message on the back that reads: "So many thanks for your lovely Christmas message. It was greatly appreciated and I wish you a healthy and happy New Year."

Royal fan and Instagram user, The Duchess of Wonderland, shared a photo of the postcard, which had been hand-signed by Camilla and personally addressed to the recipient.

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Royal fan The Duchess of Wonderland received this thank you card

Earlier this month, Camilla and her husband Prince Charles released their official Christmas card photograph showing a heartwarming moment from this year's Royal Ascot.

The image was taken by royal photographer Sam Hussein and showed Charles sweetly helping his wife Camilla with her facemask – an apt image of 2021.

The year before showed the royal couple sitting on a bench together in the garden of their Scottish home, Birkhall, surrounded by colourful flowers.

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