Camilla shows off Lego building skills during visit to community library

The Duchess of Cornwall looks at pictures drawn by pupils (Ben Birchall/PA) Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

The Duchess of Cornwall laid a Lego brick foundation when she officially opened a new children’s library.

Camilla visited the Bream Community Library where the children showed her their Lego, including a completed model of Buckingham Palace.

During the visit to the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, the duchess started a new Lego project, a replica of the community library.

The children of Bream Church of England primary school lined the road with their Union flags, many of them hand coloured, to welcome the royal visitor.

The community library is completely run by volunteers with the support of Gloucestershire library services.

“The duchess was wonderful with the children and read them a story,” said Dr Mary Rontree, chairman of the Bream Community Library Company.

The Duchess of Cornwall (left) removes a headset after listening into an emergency call (Ben Birchall/PA) Credit: The Duchess of Cornwall (left) removes a headset after listening into an emergency call (Ben Birchall/PA)

“I understand Her Royal Highness is very keen to promote literacy, especially encouraging young children to read.”

The new children’s library was funded through a £5,000 prize awarded by the David Vaisey Trust for its work on creating the Lego Club which uses the popular toy to encourage children to read.

The Vaisey Prize, launched in honour of David Vaisey CBE who has dedicated his life to libraries, encourages readers of all ages to borrow, read and discuss books.

During a series of engagements in Gloucestershire, the duchess also visited a sexual assault referral centre based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where she met staff and clients who have used the service.

Camilla also officially opened the South Western Ambulance Service’s 999 control hub in Bradley Stoke, near Bristol.