Camilla Parker Bowles Celebrates Her 72nd Birthday in the Company of Donkeys 'William and Harry'
The Duchess of Cornwall turned 72 on July 17th and her birthday was celebrated with close family members at The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon to celebrate the charity's 50th birthday.
Congratulations are in order as Camilla Parker Bowles celebrates clocking another year. She, however, took to celebrate in style by spending the day with a couple of four-legged party guests.
The Duke and the Duchess are both in Devon for three days visiting for their annual tour, and from the looks of things, Camilla had some very entertaining engagements scheduled for her birthday.A series of images shared by the royals' official Instagram page @clarencehouse shows the Duchess in a lovely plain cream jacket with a pleated skirt. Camila could be seen standing between two donkeys William (right) and Harry (left) as she pets William with her right hand,
Also at the venue were horses and rams who seemed excited to wish Camilla a belated birthday. Before leaving the site, the Duchess was awarded a sweet birthday gift by the organization; she was allowed to name a 3-week old donkey, which she called "Sweet Pea."
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The Duchess of Cornwall today visited @donkeysanctuarysidmouth to celebrate the 50th anniversary of @donkeysanctuary. The charity runs 10 sanctuaries around the UK and Europe, giving lifelong care to over 6,000 donkeys and mules. The visit coincided with Her Royal Highness’s birthday, and as a present The Duchess was invited to name the sanctuary’s new foal! HRH decided on the name Sweetpea, and will receive updates on the little donkey’s progress as she grows up. Swipe through the album for photos of Sweetpea ⬅️ 📸 PA
She was shown around by the charity's chief executive officer Mike Baker who showed the Duchess how to make a traditional Cornish pasty with a filling of skirt beef, potatoes, onions and swede, seasoned with salt and pepper.
As she ate the finished product, she could be heard saying,
"I think this is going to be a wibbly-wobbly pasty. With a bit of practice, I think I would get the hang of it."
Happy birthday to the Duchess of Cornwall! After the bizarre visit with the adorable Harry and William, the Duchess and her husband continued the birthday celebration by attending the UK National Parks's Big Picnic celebration in Exmoor National Park.
At the venue, there was a commissioned cake motivated by the landscapes of the UK's national parks waiting for the Duchess.
From the looks of it all, it seems like it was a charming day for the Duchess of Cornwall.