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.
Camilla rounded off her two day tour of the French capital today with a trip to the Louvre and a glowing report from the travelling media.
It's hard not to like someone as outgoing and as humorous as the Duchess of Cornwall, as she makes a solo official visit to Paris.
The Duchess of Cornwall gave a speech in French during the first day of her two-day visit to Paris - her first overseas engagement.