Camilla’s ‘beautiful speech and tribute’ praised at Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition


The Queen Consort celebrated the work of international young writers at a reception hosted at Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Family Twitter account posted the news on their social media page, writing: “Today talented young writers from across the Commonwealth gathered at Buckingham Palace to celebrate their work at a reception hosted by The Queen Consort.

“The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest international writing competition for schools.

“A record-breaking 26,322 young people entered, and just four were chosen.

The Queen Consort Hosts Reception

Camilla celebrated the winners of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition (Image: Getty)

“Congratulations to Sawooly, Madeleine, Amaal and Maulika – the winners and runners-up of this year’s Commonwealth Essay Prize.”

The Queen Consort spoke about the great opportunities of the Commonwealth to bring nations and people together through a mutual love of the written word.

She said: “All of us are bound together by a profound appreciation of the written word and of our Commonwealth.

Camilla meets winners and runners-up

The Queen Consort greeted the winners and runners-up (Image: Getty)

Camilla gives speech at Commonwealth reception

Camilla gave a speech praising the Commonwealth (Image: Getty)

“Belonging to each one of us, and the connections between us run deep.”

Royal fans on Twitter gushed over Camilla’s outing, with @Pooja33719735 posting “Congratulations to all winners!” accompanied by two hand clapping emojis.

The Queen Consort Hosts Reception For Winners

The competition has been running since 1883 (Image: Getty)

Another user @CountessCommon1 wrote: “In the word’s of Nelson Mandela which Her Majesty quoted: ‘The Commonwealth makes the world safe for diversity.’

“Great to see the record number of entries this year showing the enduring value of our Commonwealth of nations.”


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