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The Duchess of Cornwall attends a reception to mark the 70th anniversary of BBC’s Woman’s Hour

13th December 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall attends a reception to mark the 70th anniversary of BBC’s Woman’s Hour

HRH with Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray, Woman's Hour presenters

The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception at Buckingham Palace today to mark the 70th anniversary of the BBC’s Woman’s Hour radio programme and the announcement of the 2016 Power List.

Guests included Germaine Greer, Sixties model Twiggy and Baroness Doreen Lawrence, who was deemed a "game-changer" in the 2014 list.

This year, the list coincides with the programme's 70th anniversary and intends to celebrate seven women who have made the biggest impact on women's lives since the show's launch in 1946.

Listeners were invited to make suggestions for a shortlist, which was then passed to a judging panel including award-winning screenwriter Abi Morgan, former Woman's Hour editor Jill Burridge and business leader Baroness Karren Brady. A woman's body of work and its impact on the lives of other women were among the qualities considered by the judges.

During the reception, The Duchess made a speech celebrating 70 years of Woman’s Hour. Read the speech in full here