Royals

What on earth is Camilla Parker Bowles up to?

As far as royal engagements go, this one takes the biscuit.

As a royal you have to attend a lot of boring events. Ribbon cuttings, school shows, visits to factories and openings of envelopes.

But every now and then a doozy comes along.

The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, won the royal engagement lottery when she was the guest of honour at the ICAP Charity Day in London overnight.

ICAP are international brokers who hold an annual charity event, giving away all of the proceeds of the day’s trading to worthy causes worldwide. And they do it in fancy dress.

One of the recipients this year was Medical Detection Dogs, a cause close to Camilla’s heart – she has been a patron of the charity since 2014.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this years event was also attended by actors Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton, singer Ronan Keating and footballer Rio Ferdinand. But it was Camilla who stole the show, posing unashamedly with costumed members of the trading teams.

Here are a few of our favourites.

‘It’s Charles – he just asked me to record Celebrity Big Brother for him!’

‘These guys said they asked for Camilla costumes!’

‘And I said to the Queen ‘I honestly don’t see what all the fuss is over Meghan.’

‘Pandas do WHAT when they mate?!’

‘I tried a cheerleader routine out with Charles once. He wasn’t impressed.’

‘I might suggest to Theresa May that we get an impersonator for the state visit rather than the real thing.’

‘Sit! Good boy! If only Charles were this well behaved.’

‘I could murder a pint of Guinness right about now!’

‘I don’t know how these things work – the butler normally handles this!’

‘What do you mean I don’t look 25 anymore?’

‘I thought the guy behind me was another Donald Trump impersonator!’

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