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.