Over the past few days, the Prince of Wales’ wife, the Duchess of Cornwall has been in Paris, France on behalf of the charity Emmaus which supports the formerly homeless. The duchess has supported the charity since 2006. The Emmaus website describes itself as such:
Emmaus Communities offer homeless people a home, work and the chance to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment. There are currently 24 Communities around the UK and several more in development. New research by Just Economics forecasts that each year Emmaus Communities generate £11 for every £1 invested.
While in the country Her Royal Highness visited the British Embassy, a Dior store where she was given a tour of the gowns and the Louvre where she was able to look upon the many famed works of art without having to worry about bustling crowds. She even gave a full speech in French at an Emmaus Workshop which she had said she was scared about as she hadn’t spoken French since she was 16 and in school.
The Duchess of Cornwall departed the country via train to return home after what has been hailed by royal-watchers and media as a big success.
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