'A Great Fellow Reader': Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall Dedicates Season 2 Of Her Book Club To Prince Philip

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Apr. 19 2021, Published 3:22 p.m. ET

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall paid tribute to her late father-in-law, Prince Philip, on April 19 β€” just 10 days after he passed away at 99 years old β€” through her book club. 

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"Season Two of @duchessofcornwallsreadingroom launches today with four new books," Clarence House captioned new photos of the books. "The Duchess of Cornwall has dedicated this series of The Reading Room to The Duke of Edinburgh: 'As Patron of BookTrust, which I inherited from my late father-in-law His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, I would like to dedicate the next series of my Reading Room to him, in memory of a great fellow reader.' Join the conversation over on @duchessofcornwallsreadingroom."

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Camilla launched The Reading Room in December 2020 amid the ongoing pandemic, so people could "discover new books and meet the extraordinary people who create them."

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Of course, people loved the sweet gesture. One person wrote, "I loved this very touching and personal tribute to Prince Philip. I actually didn't know that she inherited the Patronage of Book Trust from him ❀ The book selection sounds wonderful as well, already placed the first order πŸ€­πŸ€“πŸ’«," while another echoed, "This is so beautiful!πŸ‘."

A third user added, "This is lovely ✨ Thank you so much for sharing πŸŒΉπŸ“–."

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Over the weekend, Camilla joined her husband, Prince Charles, at St George's Chapel, where the royal family all gathered to say goodbye to Philip. 

The couple previously visited Marlborough House in London to see all of the cards and gifts that were left for Philip by fans. 

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A card from "Marian & Marum" read: "Your memory will never fade. Rest in Peace."  

"Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. You are in our prayers," a second message said.

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Charles had nothing but kind words to say about his father. "I particularly wanted to say that my father, for I suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to The Queen, to my family and to the country, but also to the whole of the Commonwealth," he began in a speech that was shown on television. 

"As you can imagine, my family and I miss my father enormously. He was a much loved and appreciated figure and apart from anything else, I can imagine, he would be so deeply touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and the Commonwealth, who also I think, share our loss and our sorrow," Charles continued.

He concluded, "My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him and from that point of view we are, my family, deeply grateful for all that. It will sustain us in this particular loss and at this particularly sad time. Thank you." 



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