The Lord-Lieutenant was honoured to receive HRH The Duchesses of Cornwall visiting RVS Lunch Club at Mill End Community Centre in Rickmansworth. The Duchess of Cornwall became the President of Royal Voluntary Service in December 2012 and was delighted to serve a number of lucky diners. The Duchess spoke to all the diners whilst serving them lunch-a thrill for all concerned.
HRH served one partially sighted 96-year-old lady who had no idea who was serving her and said to the future Queen “aren’t you going to cut it up for me”…!
The Watford Observer reported:
While serving the lunches, the duchess joked: “I feel like one of those contestants on MasterChef!”
Pointing to the visor she was wearing, she laughed and added: “I can’t see a thing, this is all steaming up!”
Camilla also stayed on to decorate the trifles for pudding with cream, chocolate sprinkles and raspberries, joking: “I’m not very good at this bit.”
As her visit came to an end, the duchess told the diners: “I’ve tried my hand in the kitchen, not very successfully, but I just wanted to thank all the volunteers, you do the most wonderful job.
“I am very proud to be part of the RVS, I am sure all these ladies here appreciate how much you do.
“I hope everyone will get up and do their bit to volunteer.”
Royal Voluntary Service inspires and enables people to give the gift of voluntary service to meet the needs of the day, in hospitals and in local communities. Originally founded in 1938 as the Women’s Voluntary Services for Air Raid Precautions, Royal Voluntary Service is the largest volunteering organisation in British history.