Queen Consort Camilla made her first public appearance Thursday in a fortnight since being diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this month.
According to palace, joined by King Charles, Camilla hosted the reception in celebration of the second anniversary of the Queen’s Reading Room, which has been newly announced as a charity.
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The Queen Consort brought together authors and members of the literary community at Clarence House.
Sharing her message, Camilla said: “Human beings have always needed the connection of literature – its wisdom as well as its sheer escapism. In today’s challenging climate, we need it more than ever.”
The Queen’s Reading Room is a charity working to provide opportunities for the appreciation of literature among adults and children in the UK and around the world.