Duchess enjoys slice of life in Capital at lunch launch

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CAMILLA, Duchess of Rothesay enjoyed a close look at a giant cake in the shape of Scotland as she met people in the Capital who will take part in The Big Jubilee Lunch next month.

The Duchess is patron of the event, which aims to get as many people as possible across the UK to have lunch with their neighbours.

This year it falls on the same weekend as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, with the Big Jubilee Lunch part of the main programme of events.

During yesterday’s reception in the cafe at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Duchess viewed a huge colourful cake which was created to launch the event.

Among those she met was a group from Murrayfield Avenue who will close their street on June 3 to hold a party.

They hope to repeat the success of a similar event they had last year.

Fiona Hamilton said: “We told the Duchess about our plans and how much we enjoyed it last year, and the impact it had on where we live.

“She is delightful to talk to. This year we’re hoping to have a sparkly theme and we asked if she’d like to donate a tiara, and she laughed.”