There's a New Royal Instagram Account to Follow

Christopher Luu
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New year, new Instagram account. That's the idea behind Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's latest endeavor, a new account that's all about discovering new books, celebrating authors, and sharing the joy of reading. The @duchessofcornwallsreadingroom account hit Instagram on New Year's Eve and has already collected more than 24,000 followers, People notes, including the official Clarence House account.

According to the page's profile, it's dedicated to "discover[ing] new books and meet[ing] the extraordinary people who create them."

"Welcome to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's Reading Room!" the first photo explains. "We're excited for you to join us when the first season launches later in January 2021."

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Camilla's first pick is Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse. For anyone curious, she says the book is, "Warm, funny, profoundly moving and beautifully illustrated, this charming book leaves you feeling better about the world."

A follow-up post includes a chat with Camilla and Mackesy.

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The new account is in keeping with Camilla's love of reading and promoting literacy. According to the official royal family website, her patronages include a number of literary charities and she's passionate about sharing the benefits of reading for kids and adults alike.

"As an enthusiastic reader, The Duchess works to promote the benefits of reading both to children and adults. She often reads aloud to children, and has engaged with adult readers aiming to improve their reading skills," the page reads. "She is Patron of a number of literacy charities, including the National Literacy Trust, Book Trust, First Story, the Wicked Young Writer's Awards, and Beanstalk. Her Royal Highness has been an Honorary Judge for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words creative writing competition since 2016."