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Duchess of Cornwall to visit Hampshire today

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Aldershot and Southampton Credit: PA

The Duchess of Cornwall is due to visit Hampshire today.

Camilla will meet the families of soldiers currently deployed in Iraq before opening a hospital's children's cancer unit in Southampton.

At Normandy Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, she will place a posy on the 4 Rifles Memorial Wall which includes the names of those killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The 4th Battalion the Rifles (4 Rifles), commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Carl Boswell, currently has 250 Riflemen based at Al Asad Air Base, 100 miles west of Baghdad, providing training support to the Iraqi army.

Camilla will then go on to visit Southampton Children's Hospital where she will open the cancer unit Piam Brown which has undergone a £1.7 million seven-month refurbishment.

She will attend a reception with staff and patients where she will unveil a plaque to commemorate the opening.


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Queen will visit Poundbury in Dorset today

A royal occasion in Dorset today Credit: ITV

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Poundbury in Dorset today. She will unveil a statue of the Queen Mother, who died in 2002 at the age of 101. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will join the royal party.

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