CAMILLA, Duchess of Cornwall, revealed she used to “really hate” the internet before discovering just how helpful it can be in connecting people.
Camilla revealed she changed her mind in regards to the internet after she was forced to use it more because of the lockdown. The Duchess of Cornwall is to appear on Tuesday on BBC Radio 5 Live’s The Emma Barnett Show.
In a pre-recorded segment of the show, Camilla spoke about life during lockdown and revealed how the coronavirus pandemic changed many of her habits – including how she communicated and dressed.
On the topic of staying in touch with her loved ones and her several patronages, Camilla revealed she familiarised herself with online video conference calling.
She said: “I’m ashamed to say that I really hated the internet.
“I didn’t understand it and I thought ‘what’s the point of this?’.
Camilla said she used to hate the internet (Image: GETTY)
Camilla and Prince Charles have returned to London last month (Image: GETTY)
“Since lockdown, it’s been so brilliant because I’ve been able to communicate with family, my children and my friends.”
Over the past four months, the Duchess had taken part in several video chats, some of which have been shared online by Clarence House.
In late April, Camilla spoke from her Scottish home in Birkhall with journalist Angela Rippon and with former Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell.
Camilla and Prince Charles marking VE Day at a war memorial in Birkhall (Image: GETTY)
During the call, the Duchess revealed she was trying to keep fit during the lockdown by going on walks, doing some pilates and taking online Silver Swans classes – ballet sessions launched by the Royal Academy of Dance to improve the mobility and energy levels of older learners.
She said: “I do a combination of a bit of Silver Swans and a bit of pilates and a lot of walking which I love.
“We’ve all got to keep active. If we don’t we’ll seize up and won’t be able to get out of bed in the morning.”
Camilla likened Prince Charles to a mountain goat (Image: GETTY)
Camilla met NHS staff at a hospital in Gloucestershire (Image: GETTY)
As she returned to face-to-face engagements with Prince Charles in mid-June, Camilla revealed she had finally seen in person, during a socially-distanced meeting, her beloved grandchildren.
Now, the Duchess added during The Emma Barnett Show, she can’t wait to hug them.
This radio show, the Duchess’ first ever radio guest edit, Camilla will also speak about a welcomed change in her wardrobe – and how she thinks it will be difficult to give up to it.
Camilla and Prince Charles married in 2005 (Image: EXPRESS)
Speaking about how happy it has made her wearing jeans while she was far from the public eye in Scotland, the Duchess said: “It will be very hard to get out of them again.
“I think you get into a sort of way of life, don’t you?”
Camilla also opened up on Prince Charles’s health and how he likes to keep fit.
Camilla and Prince Charles met Emmanuel Macron in June (Image: GETTY)
Likening the Prince of Wales to a “mountain goat”, Camilla said: “He is probably the fittest man of his age I know.
“He’ll walk and walk and walk.
“He’s like a mountain goat, he leaves everybody miles behind”.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK