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The Duchess of Cornwall welcomes children to Clarence House for the annual Christmas tree decoration

14th December 2016

Decorating the Clarence House Christmas tree

Decorating the Clarence House Christmas tree

The Duchess of Cornwall hosted her annual festive gathering at Clarence House today where Her Royal Highness was joined by children and families supported by Helen & Douglas House and Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

Each year, The Duchess invites youngsters to help her decorate the fir tree and join her for lunch, serving sausages and mash, and an array of treats.

Helen & Douglas House is based in Oxford and provides respite support and end-of-life care, while Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity helps children with serious illnesses.

It is the eighth time children from Helen & Douglas House, of which Her Royal Highness is Patron, have visited Clarence House to take part in The Duchess's yuletide tradition.