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Duchess of Cornwall visits Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Image copyright Getty Images/ Chris Jackson
Image caption The Duchess has a long relationship with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, having first opened their cattery in London in 2010

The Duchess of Cornwall has visited Battersea Dogs and Cats Home as its new Royal Patron.

Camilla joined celebrity ambassadors David Gandy and Amanda Holden for a special visit to the charity's centre in Windsor on Wednesday.

She was welcomed by a dog guard of honour before touring the medical facilities, kennels and cattery.

The charity has been helping lost and abandoned dogs and cats since 1979 and re-homes over 1,000 animals a year.

A charity spokesman said: "Her Royal Highness has a long relationship with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, having first opened their cattery in London in 2010.

"Most recently, The Duchess of Cornwall opened Battersea's new Veterinary Hospital and Centre of Excellence and is also the proud owner of two Battersea dogs, Bluebell and Beth.

"The two Jack Russell Terriers were adopted from Battersea in 2011 and 2012".

Image copyright Getty Images/ Chris Jackson
Image caption The duchess joined celebrity ambassadors David Gandy and Amanda Holden for a special visit to the charity's centre in Windsor
Image copyright Getty Images/ Chris Jackson
Image caption Camilla was welcomed by a dog guard of honour before touring the medical facilities, kennels and cattery
Image copyright Getty Images/ Chris Jackson
Image caption Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has been helping lost and abandoned dogs and cats since 1979
Image copyright Getty Images/ Chris Jackson
Image caption Model David Gandy and TV personality Amanda Holden were also in attendance at the event
Image copyright Getty Images/ Chris Jackson
Image caption The Duchess of Cornwall's dog competed in an agility course during the visit

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