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HRH the Duchess of Cornwall

Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall returns in 2018 as our Honorary 500 Words Judge

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is the 500 Words Fairy Godmother!

500 Words 2017 story competition launches

Honorary Judge HRH The Duchess of Cornwall appears as Fairy Godmother in unique animation

Chris Evans meets Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall ahead of 500 Words 2015

Chris Evans meets Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall

Her Royal Highness hosted the 500 Words final at St James's Palace in 2015 and welcomed the 50 finalists, the judges and special guests to celebrate the finale of the competition.

Her Royal Highness is an established literacy campaigner, championing the importance of literacy both in the UK and internationally. The Duchess has visited numerous schools, where she often reads aloud to children, and she has supported literacy projects aimed at improving reading skills amongst adults, in prisons, and at schemes to get fathers to read to their children.

Her Royal Highness has a number of key patronages in this area including the National Literacy Trust, First Story, Beanstalk and Booktrust.