Queen Camilla launches eight-part podcast with guests such as Dame Joanna Lumley and Sir Ian Rankin
- Queen Camilla launches 'The Queen's Reading Room', an eight-part audio series
- Guests include Sir Ian Rankin and Dame Joanna Lumley
It's a podcast series that brings you some of the world's best and brightest – quickly putting aside any comparison to a similar venture from the Duchess of Sussex.
Camilla will launch tomorrow the first of an eight-part audio series of her online book club, The Queen's Reading Room, with guests including Dame Joanna Lumley and Sir Ian Rankin, with contributions from the Queen about her own reading habits.
But perhaps to avoid comparisons to Meghan's Archetypes podcast, the Queen will not be the host. Instead, her contributions were recorded in one take last month and will appear in each weekly episode.
Camilla launches the first of an eight-part audio series of her online book club, The Queen's Reading Room, tomorrow
Guests include Dame Joanna Lumley and Sir Ian Rankin, with contributions from the Queen about her own lecture
Vicki Perrin, CEO of the charity The Queen's Reading Room, which will present the podcast, said: 'She's a natural podcaster. It was done in one take, which is difficult to do… It's very beautiful and intimate.'
She added that it was not a rival project to Archetypes, which ended after just one series, along with the Sussexes' multi-million pound deal with Spotify.
“This is an in-house production on a (i.e.) very different budget,” Ms. Perrin said. “We are an independent charity and we are delighted to have Her Majesty on the podcast.
“But it's not her podcast. She's not launching this as a host.”