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Queen Camilla

A fresh focus on literacy for Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla visited Moreland Primary School on Tuesday to see a Coronation Library in place. 

The Queen was out to celebrate a milestone for the National Literacy Trust’s Coronation Library campaign, a part of the Libraries for Primaries initiative that hopes to make sure every UK school has a dedicated library. 

Her Majesty met with teachers, pupils, and community members at Moreland Primary School in London to celebrate the 50th Coronation Library installed. Notably, this is also the 1000th library installed as part of the Libraries for Primaries project. 

Each Coronation Library receives a set of 23 books chosen by children from all of the United Kingdom, as well as a plaque with the Coronation emblem. 

The Queen unveiled Moreland’s official plaque and shared her good wishes with pupils. Her Majesty told them ”It is so important to keep reading and I think having a library like this makes a huge difference to all of you here. Keep reading and good luck! 

Queen Camilla also took part in an interactive storytelling session, as well as joining Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho as he read a new poem that he had written for the occasion, “One Thousand Libraries”. 

The National Literacy Trust is an organisation that works to help children, young people, and adults to develop the literacy skills that they need to succeed on their journey in life. 

Since becoming Duchess of Cornwall in 2005, Camilla has supported several different literacy and reading-based organisations, and she continues this in her role as Queen.

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