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Duchess jokes about Coleen's wedding dress

The Duchess of Cornwall meets local school children from Christ Church Primary School, Spitalfields Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cornwall joked about the cost of Coleen Rooney's wedding dress at a charity event today.

Camilla was speaking to charities about the importance of financial education at an event at Toynbee Hall, Tower Hamlets.

James Wilson, education officer at the charity, said: "The particular slide she spotted was Coleen McLoughlin, Wayne Rooney's wife.

"The question is 'how much does her wedding dress cost?' and it works out somewhere in the region of £5million, once she paid for it to be hand made and the diamonds."So she joked about just learning about being more sensible with your money."

The Duchess then visited the Bethnal Green branch of The London Community Credit Union, a not-for-profit community owned bank, which offers low cost credit personal loans and free money advice.

The Duchess of Cornwall meets local teacher Mossammat Nasima Akter Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

A Clarence House spokesman said Camilla was interested in the work of communities helping each other at a grassroots level, and in Credit Unions' financial awareness work.