Camilla visits memorials ahead of trip

  • 14/06/2012

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has met with Australian and New Zealand representatives in London ahead of her trip Down Under in November.

Dressed in a blue skirt suit, Prince Charles's wife visited Hyde Park Corner in central London on Thursday in her capacity as Patron of the War Memorials Trust.

At the Royal Artillery Memorial, the Duchess learnt about new watermark technology which hopes to combat the growing crime of war memorial theft amid a spike in scrap metal value.

Camilla then met with High Commissioner John Dauth at the Australian war memorial and his Kiwi counterpart Derek Leask at the New Zealand memorial.

"They talked her through the significance of the memorials, reiterating their meaning to a lot of people," said a spokeswoman on scene.

Charles and Camilla will visit Australia and New Zealand in November as part of a schedule of royal visits to Commonwealth countries in the Queen's diamond jubilee year.

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