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.
– The Duchess of Cornwall
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.