Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Camilla at The Booker Prize 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall at the Man Booker Prize ceremony 2016
(photo Man Booker Twitter)

She's the royal known for her love of literacy and promotion of reading, it's one of the most famous book prizes around. Put them together and what do you get? Camilla at the Booker, putting books at the top of the agenda - and that can only be a good thing.

Promoting literacy is a big thing for the Duchess of Cornwall who has taken her campaign to promote reading and language skills across the country into schools, homes and prisons. She encouraged young writers earlier this year when she got involved in the BBC Radio 2 500 Words Prize but this time round, it was the grown ups getting the royal seal of approval as Camilla presented the Man Booker Prize for 2016.

The Duchess of Cornwall is a regular at this star studded moment in the literary calendar. Her speech this year focused on the work of the Booker Foundation and on the importance of literacy.

Camilla was also on hand for a Booker first as she presented Paul Beatty with the 2016 prize for his work, The Sellout. It's the first time that a US author has taken the coveted title - he said it 'was grand that what's important to me is also important to others'. And the Duchess of Cornwall was all smiles as she posed for photos with the winner  - anything that puts books in the spotlight is bound to get Camilla grinning.

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