Britain’s Duchess Camilla cried at ‘War Horse’
The Duchess of Cornwall cried watching ‘War Horse’.
Camilla – who is married to Charles, the Prince of Wales – visited St Peter’s Eaton Square Church of England Primary School on Wednesday (15.07.15) where she told a young pupil she had become emotional at the end of the tale, which was written by author Michael Morpurgo in 1982.
Freya Court, 11, told the Western Daily Press newspaper: “I told the Duchess we’d been to see ‘War Horse’ and it made me cry at the end and the Duchess said it made her cry as well.”
Since its release, the book – which tells the story of a horse called Joey taken from a farm in Devon to be used in the First World War – has been adapted into a film and a stage show, which Camilla has seen.
During her tour of the school following major refurbishment work, the duchess chatted to school governors over tea while also speaking to pupils of all ages about what they had learnt in the last year.
The 67-year-old royal was also treated to a performance of ‘Peter Pan’ by several 10 and 11-year-old pupils, as well as a reading of the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’.
Alongside a picture of Camilla with the children, a spokesperson for Clarence House wrote on Twitter: “The talented Year Six cast of Peter Pan from St Peter’s School met and performed for HRH on their last day at school.”