30 December 2012 - 10:30
What did Camilla get for Christmas that she had to hide from Kate?


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As many people know, this Christmas, the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge spent this Christmas with the Middletons at their home in Bucklebury, rather than at Sandringham for the traditional Christmas gathering with Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family.

Late in 2012, the Duchess Of Cornwall received, from her ex-husband Andrew Parker-Bowles, a cartoon depicting a ‘comical take’ on the topless photographs of the Duchess Of Cambridge that were illegally and immorally taken when the Duke and Duchess were staying in the France.

The cartoon, which was drawn by The Telegraph cartoonist ‘Telegraph Matt’. To the Duchess Of Cornwall’s surprise, her husband has acquired the cartoon for the Duchess Of Cornwall to give to the Duchess Of Cambridge as a Christmas present.

To put this into context, though it seems quite harsh, the Royal Family tend to exchange joke presents at Christmas rather than anything of any material value.

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The Duchess Of Cornwall is said to be a big fan of newspaper cartoons, however it’s not known whether the Duchess Of Cambridge feels the same way, especially with its content.

The cartoon itself features an animation linking the Duchess Of Cambridge’s photo incident with the intended badger cull in the UK, with the caption ‘Badgers blamed for spreading Kate photos’. An allusion to the belief by some that badgers spread TB.

It was perhaps just as well that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Christmas Day not at Sandringham but at the Middletons’ family home in Berkshire came to pass, however we’re confident Kate would have taken it in good spirits.









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