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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.


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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


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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."



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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


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Camilla arriving at Douglas House


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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


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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."


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And now he has. And Camilla's reaction? "My favourite author," she said. "I enjoy your work very much. I love it."


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Colin Dexter is here hoping to meet the Duchess


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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


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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


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Camilla dispensed with the usual royal protocol when she greeted friend Dr Afsie Sabokbov warmly


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"Gosh, you actually weave it?" the Duchess asks


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Dr Osnat Hakimi explains a new fabrice that should speed up the healing process for shoulder injuries.


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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".


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Prof Jonathan Rees shows the Duchess how to use a practice surgery model of a knee

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Camilla having the history of the centre explained to her



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Camilla has arrived at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre to open the Botnar Centre

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10:33pm Fri 9 May 14

Christine Hovis says...

There's some quality photos here. The one at 1.34 is a particularly fine shot of a shadow with some people in the distance.
There's some quality photos here. The one at 1.34 is a particularly fine shot of a shadow with some people in the distance. Christine Hovis
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1:28pm Sat 10 May 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

The woman has got a great face for Radio.
The woman has got a great face for Radio. Dilligaf2010
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