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The Duchess of Cornwall to guest-edit Emma Barnett’s BBC Radio show

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The Duchess of Cornwall will appear on The Emma Barnett Show this week as a guest editor, and will discuss life during the COVID-19 lockdown as well as her family, her work-from-home style, and her charity work.

Camilla has given a pre-recorded interview as well, and will talk about her husband’s health following his coronavirus diagnosis in March.

“He is probably the fittest man of his age I know. He’ll walk and walk and walk. He’s like a mountain goat, he leaves everybody miles behind,” she says of Prince Charles, who has recovered from COVID-19 but says he is still experiencing a loss of taste and smell.

Camilla underwent a period of self-isolation at Birkhall, away from Prince Charles, and emerged without symptoms of COVID-19.

Camilla will also talk about being able to hug her grandchildren again, though it sounds like she may have seen them from distance already.

“You’re so excited because you haven’t seen them for three-and-a-half months… Your first reaction is to run up and hug them, and you have to sort of put up your hands. It’s a very odd feeling,” she says.

Of the internet, Camilla will say, “I’m ashamed to say that I really hated the internet. I didn’t understand it and thought, ‘what’s the point of this?’

Since lockdown, it’s been so brilliant because I’ve been able to communicate with family, my children, my friends.”

And it seems that Camilla has gotten used to a more relaxed personal dress code during lockdown, revealing that she loves wearing jeans and that “It will be very hard to get out of them again. I think you get into a sort of way of life, don’t you?”

Camilla, who has long-championed raising awareness about domestic violence, will also discuss the issue and her work with SafeLives. Camilla will discuss how she heard the horrific story of a man murdering his wife with a hammer and how it spurred her to get involved with the charity.

“I don’t think any of us could believe what we were hearing. I could feel the tears starting to drip down my face,” Camilla will say.

“It was so moving and so horrific that afterwards, I met her mother, a grandmother who had taken charge of the children. I just remember saying to her that ‘I don’t know what I can do, but if there’s anything, I promise you, I’ll try and find a way’. That’s really how it began.”

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