Britain’s Duchess of Cornwall launches new book
Britain’s Duchess of Cornwall launched a new book aimed at getting more people to visit libraries.
The 68-year-old royal – who is a patron of The National Literacy Trust and the Book Trust – visited Islington Central Library yesterday (24.02.16) to celebrate the release of the Book Trust’s new book ‘Bear’s Reading Adventure’.
A tweet off Clarence House’s official Twitter account reads: “The Duchess of Cornwall visited @Islingtonlibs this morning to hear about various literacy programmes and projects. (sic)”
The book encourages families to visit libraries by featuring 10 missing stickers to collect on each visit.
During her visit, Duchess Camilla – who is an avid reader – read some of the book to a group of children as well as joining in with a Read On Get On meeting, which aims to get children reading to a good standard before they leave primary school.
Meanwhile, the Duchess’ husband Prince Charles recently launched a £1 million fund to protect rare books.
Speaking of his interest in books, he said: “I am one of those people who have been very lucky in the sense I was able to spend my childhood at Windsor Castle. In due course as I got a little bit older I started exploring the library which, as you can imagine, was absolutely fascinating. I ended up getting covered in dust.”