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Duchess of Cornwall excels in floral arranging

by webdev

March 30, 2011

While many people think that members of the British royal family have nearly everything done for them by a team of staffers, some may be surprised to learn that Her Royal Highness Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, regularly arranges her own flowers at the royal residences.

The Duchess, who is married to Prince Charles, recently visited a London floral academy and dazzled both teachers and students with her knowledge of blooms and expertise in creating arrangements.

After touring the academy, Camilla was invited to create her own arrangement using spring flowers such as lilacs, roses, tulips, hyacinths, berried ivy, eucalyptus and quail eggs.

"She loved it, and knew all the names of flowers and foliage," principal of the Convent Garden Academy of Flowers, Gillian Wheeler, told Professional Florist magazine. "She remarked how much she loves flowers and how she does them herself at home, she won't let anyone else. Not only was she a lovely lady and a real pleasure to meet, she was but an absolute natural - I'd give her 10 out of 10."


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