Duchess of Cornwall attends a service commemorating journalists

Duchess of Cornwall cuts an elegant figure as she attends a church service commemorating journalists who lost their lives on the front line

  • Duchess of Cornwall, 72, attended the Journalists’ Commemorative Service 
  • She looked relaxed as she made her way to St Bride’s Church in London today
  • It honoured journalists and supported staff and crew who died on the front line 

The Duchess of Cornwall cut an elegant figure as she attended the annual Journalists’ Commemorative Service in London today.  

Camilla, 72, received a warm welcome before she made her way into St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street to honour the journalists, camera-crew and support staff who had lost their lives on the front line. 

Wrapping up warm for the chilly weather conditions, she looked chic in a blue dress which she layered underneath a smart cape style jacket – and completed her outfit with a trendy pair of knee-high suede boots.   

The Duchess was in attendance to pay her respects to those who had put themselves in grave danger while trying to deliver the news to the world.

The Duchess of Cornwall cut an elegant figure as she attended the annual Journalists’ Commemorative Service in London today

Camilla, 72, received a warm welcome before she made her way into St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street to honour the journalists, camera-crew and support staff who had lost their lives on the front line

During the annual service, candles were lit for those who had lost their lives in the field of battle and an address was given by Director general of the BBC Tim Davie.

Meanwhile others who gave readings included Daily Mirror editor Alison Phillips. 

It comes after a  busy few weeks for the Duchess, who earlier this month visited the set of ITV’s adaptation of Grace in West Sussex. 

Camilla was in chilly Shoreham-by-Sea where she joined the crew and stars including John Simm, who plays the troubled Brighton policeman, as well as the writer of the best-selling Roy Grace series, Peter James. 

Wrapping up warm for the chilly weather conditions, she looked chic in a blue dress which she layered underneath a smart cape style jacket – and completed her outfit with a trendy pair of knee-high suede boots

The Duchess donned leather gloves for the occasion and could be seen receiving a warm welcome as she arrived at the event 

And last week she joined Prince Charles in Glasgow to attend the Cop26 summit, at which the Prince of Wales demanded a ‘military-style campaign’ to mobilise trillions of dollars of private sector cash to ‘save our precious planet’.

The Duke of Cornwall said the pandemic had taught the world ‘timelines can be sped up dramatically’ when everyone ‘agrees on the urgency and the direction’.

The future king said top CEOs and businesses he had spoken to confirmed they were ready to do their part to protect the globe from climate change. 

It comes after sources said that Camilla, who was praised for a speech earlier this month, in which she called for more urgent action to tackle sexual violence against women, will be asked to help manage the Queen’s workload. 

War correspondent Anthony Loyd was among those in attendance at the service in London tonight 


Meanwhile the director-general of the BBC, Tim Davie, also gave a speech at the event this evening 

Another attendee who spoke a few words was Alison Phillips, editor of the Daily Mirror (pictured) 

Under rules enshrined in law and detailed on the official Royal website, four members of the family are currently entitled as ‘Counsellors of State’ to take over from the Queen if she is unable to perform her duties – if, for example, she were abroad or unwell. 

These Counsellors are Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry, chosen because they are the four next in line to the throne and at least over the age of 18. This rules out William’s children George, Charlotte and Louis.

But neither Prince Andrew – who is fighting sex claims lodged in the US – nor Prince Harry, who has quit official duties and now lives in California, are currently working members of the Royal Family.

 Dr Craig Prescott, a constitutional expert at Bangor University, explained: ‘The Counsellors of State are a Plan B from a constitutional point of view, but what happens when Plan B isn’t quite ideal? The Queen may look to add the Duchess of Cornwall, who would become a Counsellor of State when Charles is King anyway.’

Former ITV News correspondent Libby Wiener also spoke out at the service this evening in London 

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