Camilla Parker Bowles is a controversial member of the Royal Family due to her history with Prince Charles. However, what the public says doesn’t stop her from doing what she can to make a difference. Recently, the Duchess of Cornwall visited a female prison, spoke to some of the inmates (even making one cry) and learned about the rehab program. Keep reading for the details on her visit.
Camilla Parker Bowles Visits Downview Prison
According to Daily Mail, the Duchess of Cornwall made a visit to Cell Block HRH and met female prisoners. The inmates were incarcerated for a variety of reasons, everything from weapons charges to human trafficking.
Downview Prison is one of 12 prisons that is for only female prisoners. During her visit, Camilla learned how the penitentiary is helping inmates learn skills that will help them lead better lives when they are released.
Hi-Tech Photography Industry Techniques
The Duchess of Cornwall first went to the Max Spielmann Academy, in which prisoners learn hi-tech photography industry techniques. They are also given the chance to earn a customer service qualification. Max Spielmann of the Timpson Group, the country’s leading photo printing chains offers prisoners employment opportunities when they are released.
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Other Training Programs For Prison Inmates
That’s not the only training program for prisoners. They also can learn fashion manufacturing, fashion accessories, homeware and more.
While talking to two female prisoners attending the training program, they cried as they spoke about missing their families. One even burst into tears when telling the Duchess of Cornwall about her upcoming release date. Camilla listened to their stories with a sympathetic ear.
Duchess of Cornwall Encourages Inmates
While in the prison library, Camilla learned that the prisoners are organizing a literary festival, Penned Up. Guest speakers include George the Poet and Levi Roots. They apparently invited Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. However, it is unknown if she has responded. Camilla responded,
“’This festival is a marvelous idea. You will all learn so much from it.”
Camilla really made a positive impression on the female inmates. Perhaps she will make another visit someday soon.
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