Queen Camilla surprised children and grandparents by reappearing at the Poetry Together recital and afternoon tea held at Fielding Primary School in Ealing, London.
This event highlights the Queen’s continued support for an initiative close to her heart.
Queen Camilla at the Poetry Together Recital
During her visit, the Queen arrived with a cake baked at Buckingham Palace, watched poetry recitals, and presented certificates to participants. She then joined the families to celebrate afternoon tea.
She has supported Poetry Together since its inception in 2019 by Gyles Brandreth to encourage children and seniors to learn and recite poems together before enjoying tea and cake.
Over 800 care homes and schools across the UK have taken part so far. Last year, the program was extended internationally to schools in Greece, Romania, Dubai, UAE, Nigeria, and the USA, this was reported by the Royal Household.
During the first Poetry Together event of 2019, she memorably recited an excerpt from the poem “Matilda.”
Queen Camilla’s outfit at the Poetry Together Recital
For this occasion, Camilla chose to wear her Grace dress made with Liberty Green Peacock Manor Silk from Bombshell London and cost $772.
As for accessories, the Queen wore her Vintage Alhambra bracelet with 5 Motifs in 18k Yellow Gold and Agates. She also wore the Blue Topaz and Diamond ‘Apollo’ mini pendant in Yellow Gold.
She wore her favorite pendant, the gold plate pendant which has a central stone, and around it are the initials of her grandchildren from her previous marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles: Lola and Freddy, Tom and Eliza’s children, Louis and Gus, Laura’s children.
She also wore the goddess coin pendant and the mini diamond and blue topaz Apollo pendant in yellow gold.
Queen Camilla champions literacy and cross-generational bonding
Poetry Together brings together two of her passions: literacy and supporting seniors.
As an avid reader and doting grandmother, the Queen understands the joy of reading, but also its importance in creating opportunities in life.
Over the past four years, she has created opportunities for children and the elderly to connect through poetry and enjoy intergenerational bonding.
Over 800 care homes and schools from around the UK have participated since its inception. pic.twitter.com/MMReWF15sw
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) August 29, 2023
Combating isolation and encouraging older people to be active and motivated are equally important causes for the wife of King Charles.
At these recitals, Queen Camilla highlights the initiative and helps motivate more schools and nursing homes to participate.
Her presence and enthusiasm continue to be vital to the success of Poetry Together.