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Shoppers in Bristol shocked as Camilla pops in to buy Valentine’s Day gifts

Shoppers in Bristol were left shocked on Tuesday afternoon as they bumped into the Duchess of Cornwall during their shopping routines.

Among the shops Camilla visited were florists and chocolatiers, where she took advantage of the Valentine’s Day offers.

Those shopping in North Street in Bristol were not expecting to see the Duchess when running around their everyday chores.

Some took to Twitter to express their shock, with one user tweeting: “Just done picking up some lamb at Rare Breeds butchers and in walks Camilla. I **** you not. #NorthStreet #Bristol.”

Another user posted: “I just shook her hand and she asked my son about half term. Amazing!”

Being a member of The Royal Family certainly comes with its perks, as the Duchess got to sample homemade chocolate in the local chocolatiers.

It is unknown whether she purchased some for her husband on Valentine’s Day, although she certainly took a taste to it.

It has been a busy morning for Camilla, as she undertook two engagements prior to her visit to the shops.

Her first engagement of the day was to the Royal Voluntary Service, a charity that works to improve the lives of elderly people, and ensure that they remain active and independent in their later years.

Whilst there, she took to the dancefloor to have a twirl with some of the other guests, including royal photographer, Arthur Edwards.

After her visit to the Royal Voluntary Service, the Duchess visited Women’s Aid, a charity which seeks to empower women who have been victim to abuse.

The Duchess of Cornwall was moved to tears as she heard from women who were speaking of their experience of domestic abuse.

The issue of domestic abuse is close to Camilla’s heart, and she has conducted many engagements visiting charities who try and empower women.

Domestic abuse can be life-threatening, more than a 100,000 people in the United Kingdom are at high and imminent risk of being seriously injured or murdered every year.

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