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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visiting Oxford
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- The Duchess of Cornwall is visiting health services in Oxford today.
- She will open the second phase of the University of Oxford’s Botnar Research Centre at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington.
- The Duchess, a patron of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Charity, will be shown the centre, which researches conditions such as arthritis. She will then visit East Oxford hospice Douglas House to mark its 10th anniversary.
Camilla has left Douglas House having spoken to parents and staff and taking a group photo. She gave a gift of two bird feeders - one each for Helen and Douglas houses
The Duchess has heard a speech from chief executive Tom Hill and unveiled this portrait she sat for two years ago
Camilla has said: "Such an inspiring place, how hospices should be."
She has also received flowers from patient Cherry Parmar. Camilla responded: "Thank you very much. I remember meeting you before in your red dress."
The music group Out of the Blue have performed I Want To Dance With Sombody and Somebody To Love for the Duchess
Camilla arriving at Douglas House
Hundreds of staff, patients and their families are waiting for Camilla to arrive at Douglas House
Camilla is leaving the NOC shortly to go over to Douglas House
The plaque. Camilla said: "You've all done a fantastic job, congratulations. I will do my level best to return when phase three is completed."
And now he has. And Camilla's reaction? "My favourite author," she said. "I enjoy your work very much. I love it."
Colin Dexter is here hoping to meet the Duchess
Having unveiled the plaque, Camilla is now enjoying a glass of elderflower cordial as she speaks to Dr Marcus Hodge
More than 100 people are listening and waiting for Camilla to unveil the plaque declaring the centre officially open
Prof Andrew Hamilton, the university's vice chancellor, speaks about the developments research has on practical patient care, as the Duchess and Lord Tebbit listen
Camilla dispensed with the usual royal protocol when she greeted friend Dr Afsie Sabokbov warmly
"Gosh, you actually weave it?" the Duchess asks
Dr Osnat Hakimi explains a new fabrice that should speed up the healing process for shoulder injuries.
Prof Cyrus Cooper is now discussing osteoporosis drug research by Prof Cyrus Cooper. It is a topic of particular interest to her due to her grandmother and mother suffering from the disease. She said the information was "fascinating".
Prof Jonathan Rees shows the Duchess how to use a practice surgery model of a knee
Camilla having the history of the centre explained to her
Camilla has arrived at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre to open the Botnar Centre
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