Duchess Camilla wants to help victims of domestic violence
Duchess Camilla has vowed to continue supporting victims of domestic violence.
The 69-year-old royal has said she will do “everything in her power” to help make a difference to the lives of those subjected to abuse after meeting the family of mother Rachel Slack who was murdered with her young child at the hands of her former partner in 2010.
Speaking to the family at the London HQ for charity Refuge, Camilla said: “I can’t even begin to understand what you have been through but what happened to Rachel makes it even more important that we make a change in the way this issue is viewed and dealt with.”
Camilla – the wife of Prince Charles – was joined at the event with ‘Star Trek’ star Sir Patrick Stewart.
The 76-year-old actor – a patron of the domestic violence charity – opened up about his own mother who was abused by his father.
He said: “It is the shame that accompanies it that I remember most. In those days nobody could talk about it.
“I heard a policeman say ‘It takes two to make an argument, Mrs Stewart.'”
Camilla then said she promises to make a difference and admitted she had no idea how many cases there were involving women and minors.
According to The Sun newspaper, she said: “Until I got involved, I had no idea how many women had been affected, and children.
“I shall keep trying to help, I promise.”