British Royal Family

Duchess Camilla opens the Duchess of Cornwall Kennels in a very non-traditional way

This is a new one...

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Camilla has opened up a brand new furry-friendly facility with a rather cute royal first.
The animated royal attended the opening of the Duchess of Cornwall Kennels, a dog-friendly establishment named after the Duchess - and she used the help of one of its first customers to unveil it all.
In a frankly brilliant video from Clarence House, the Duchess is seen holding a dog as it pulls a curtain from a plaque on the wall as the facility is officially opened.
"Welcome to The Duchess of Cornwall Kennels!" The caption read.
"With a little help from Her Royal Highness, Jack Russell Terrier and Battersea alumna Beth today unveiled a plaque to open the new facilities at @battersea Old Windsor."
The Palace continued to explain the kennels will aim to help reduce stress and infection for mother dogs and their pups.
"It even includes a special system, which will play different types of music throughout the day, to help keep dogs relaxed!" The statement continued.
Camilla even wore a dog-appropriate face mask. (Clarence House / PA)
It certainly was a furry-friendly day.
Camilla met with a number of the facility's dogs, walking them around, giving them plenty of cuddles and even admiring a Christmas tree with pup-friendly decorations.

As patron of the charity, Camilla will have close ties to the facility, a part of the Battersea foundation which helps to re-home animals in need.
"During lockdown, Battersea remained open for emergency cases and set up an advice line for owners who were struggling with their pets at home. They also shared video content from how to help pets deal with separation anxiety, to suggestions for brain games to keep them occupied," a statement from the Palace read.
The Duchess enjoyed playing with the kennels resident pups. (Clarence House / PA)
It was a busy week for the Duchess, who also made an appearance on Tuesday in Windsor alongside a number of other members of the royal family, including Duchess Catherine, Prince William and The Queen.
The engagement, which saw the royals stand outside Windsor Castle while listening to a local band play Christmas songs, marked the end of Kate and William's royal train tour across the United Kingdom.
Looks like there's plenty of Christmas cheer where the royal family is concerned.

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