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.
Camilla celebrated the winners of the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition
“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.
The Queen Consort greeted the winners and runners-up
Camilla gave a speech praising the Commonwealth
“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 competition has been running since 1883
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.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK