Camilla 'dreading' making speech in French

The Duchess of Cornwall is "dreading" making a speech in French, she confided to reporters ahead of her first foreign solo trip, The Telegraph reported.

I haven’t spoken French since I was 16 and I wouldn’t even say it was basic. But they have somehow persuaded me to give a speech in French. It has taken years off me, I can tell you.

I haven’t spoken it since I was 16 – that’s almost half a century ago. If it all goes wrong then I will need to clap loudly and disguise it. I will give you all signs to hold up too.

– The Duchess of Cornwall

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Camilla visits sights in Paris

The Duchess of Cornwall, who is on her first solo international engagement, will visit the Louvre in Paris today. Camilla is also due to see blacksmiths working at La Garde Rebulicaine and visit a typical French produce market.