Duchess Camilla poses for selfie
Britain’s Duchess Camilla posed for a selfie with a teenager yesterday (12.02.15).
The 67-year-old royal – who is married to Prince Charles – toured The Arthritis UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology in London and took the time to meet with patient Danny Roberts, 13, and posed for a picture with him.
Danny said afterwards: “It was fantastic to meet the Duchess of Cornwall. She was really interested in why I’m at University College Hospital and wanted to find out more about how I’m being treated.
“It was really nice of her to come and see us and be so concerned.”
During her visit to the facility – which is the first in the world to be dedicated to how and why the disease affects teenagers – Camilla was shown immune cells in a microscope which are being used in a research project working out how stress and puberty affect the immune system.
Dr. Liam O’Toole, CEO of Arthritis Research UK said after the visit: “We were thrilled that we were able to showcase examples of our research at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology to the Duchess of Cornwall.
“Her Royal Highness was shown research looking at how puberty and stress can impact a teenager’s immune system, as well as practical technological solutions being developed to help young people better manage their condition.”
The engagement was Camilla’s second of the day, as she earlier called to Holland Park School and praised a group of “very brave” children for reading a scene from Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ in front of her.
She said: “I’m very impressed by you all; you’re very brave to read it all out loud! There’s real talent here.”
Camilla looked at several classes, including Latin, History and English before presenting a creative writing prize to pupil Mukahang Limbu.