Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, debuts a new video to promote a children's writing competition

January 18, 2016 12:00 PM

We know she can be highly animated in real life, but on Monday Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall took things to a new level.

Prince Charles‘s wife appears in a new cartoon clip announcing her role as a judge in a children’s writing competition.

The animated version of Camilla, 68, can be heard in the clip laying down the challenge, “So, what story are you going to write?’

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Camilla is a strong supporter of programs and campaigns to improve literacy for all ages and reads to her five grandchildren when she can, those close to her have said.

There was no word from the palace about how she feels about the ‘toon. But in a statement, her office at Clarence House said that she “agreed to appear in the animation as she felt it was an engaging way to encourage children to enter the competition and have a go at writing their own stories.”

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The competition, which is open to children ages 5 to 13, involves writing a story of 500 words and is run by the BBC, on Radio Two’s breakfast show hosted by Chris Evans.

Finalists will have their work read aloud at the final at the Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theatre. It is the 400th anniversary since the death of the great playwright.

Camilla has been spending the new year in Scotland with husband Charles – where the magnificent gardens of their home Birkhall have been hit by flooding.

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