The Prince of Wales has chosen a mix of titles for his wife’s online book club – ranging from a love letter to Romania to stories from former rulers of Imperial Rome – which will be featured from Monday . The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room, launched in January this year, is a virtual book club that allows Camilla to share her playlist with fans.
The Book Club’s Instagram page (@duchessofcornwallsreadingroom) has gained a moderate number of followers compared to Royal’s other social media channels – with around 112,000 followers.
For five days, one of the titles of Charles’ book will be posted each day on Camilla’s Instagram reading room site, with an explanation from Charles on why the five are important to him.
His first choice, Along The Enchanted Way, was written by a friend William Blacker, a writer and architectural curator who lives in Romania.
The Prince of Wales met Mr Blacker during a visit to Romania in 2017 where he was working to preserve the country’s endangered buildings, churches and other architectural gems.
Charles regularly spent vacations in Romania and bought property there.
His second choice is a wartime saga, The Battle Of The Atlantic by Jonathan Dimbleby, who previously wrote a biography on Charles.
Another title is Lustrum, the second book by Robert Harris in Cicero’s trilogy on the Machinations of Personalities in Imperial Rome.
The tome Napoleon: The Man Behind the Adam Zamoyski Myth is Charles’ Fourth Choice, and Journeys with Myself and Another – Five Journeys from Hell, are Martha Gellhorn’s dark and funny tales of his travels. often disastrous across the world.
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During the event, the Duchess of Cornwall took the time to organize a special story hour for schoolchildren in the area, where she read the classic children’s book ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’.
The event took place as part of her role as patron of the National Literacy Trust, a charity working with schools to help disadvantaged children improve and develop their reading skills.