Camilla Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall held a festive party for terminally ill children.

The 67-year-old royal hosted a gala reception yesterday (11.12.14) which saw the youngsters and staff from Helen and Douglas House - a children's hospice - have fun decorating a huge Christmas tree at the duchess' London home.

Together they had fun adding decorative mushrooms, heart shaped wreaths, miniature rocking horses and other ornaments to the branches of the lush evergreen inside Clarence House.

Later on the party sat down to a delicious lunch as they admired their beautifully decorated tree.

Camilla has been a patron of the children's charity since 2007, following her first visit to their facility which is based in Oxfordshire.

She recently described the hospice as: "The most inspiring and uplifting place to come to."

Opened in November 1982, Helen and Douglas House provides seriously ill children and young adults with a welcoming and comfortable place to stay when they require 24-hour support.

Comedian Michael McIntyre - who has two sons with his wife Kitty - has also shown his support to the charity.

Speaking in a video on the Helen and Douglas House website, he shared: "As a parent I simply cannot imagine what these families go through."


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