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Queen Camilla celebrates achievement on International Women’s Day

Queen Camilla has praised some of the ”remarkable” women she has met in the past twelve months on International Women’s Day.

In a statement, Her Majesty said ”International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate female achievement, to encourage and inspire one another, and to thank the women in our lives for their contribution to society.”

Queen Camilla added ”…to steal a quote, ‘behind every great woman….is another great woman.”

Her Majesty went on to share the lives and careers that have inspired her in the past year. Among those singled out was Rose Ayling-Ellis, the actress and Strictly champion, whose campaigning work for deaf and hard of hearing people helped get British Sign Language recognised as an official language. Queen Camilla has described her as a star for her work for acceptance of the deaf community.

There was also a special focus on those supporting women who find themselves homeless. The spotlight for International Women’s Day highlighted the work done by Emmaus UK who help people rebuild their lives when they find themselves homeless.

Another cause close to Her Majesty’s heart, that of literacy, was mentioned as volunteers who help young people to read and learn to love books were celebrated.

The First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, was also praised with a photo shared of her meeting with Queen Camilla in 2022 as both campaigned against violence towards women.

On International Women’s Day, March 8th 2023, Her Majesty hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for inspirational women.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.