Queen Camilla announced a brand-new literary prize as the State Visit to France continued.
While visiting the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Queen Camilla and French First Lady Brigitte Macron announced a new, joint Franco-British literary prize, the The Entente Littéraire Prize. The Queen gave a speech in French where she discussed the power and importance of reading.
This new prize will recognise and celebrate Young Adult Fiction, and seeks to encourage both French and UK citizens to share literary experiences and celebrate the unity of enjoying reading together.
The pair looked to be enjoying their time together as they broke out in laughter while exploring some of the library’s key holdings.
This prize fits well into The Queen’s portfolio of organisations that promote literacy and community across all demographics. She has hosted an online book club, now known as The Queen’s Reading Room, for several years now.
In 2023, Her Majesty hosted her first reading festival at Hampton Court Palace, The Queen’s Reading Room Festival. She has focused on literacy-based causes since joining the Royal Family after her 2005 wedding.