Camilla looked elegant in a black coat when she arrived at the Royal Osteoporosis Society offices in Bath.
The Queen Consort visited the newly opened offices to speak to the staff, volunteers and helpline team, as she is a long-standing supporter of the charity.
In 1997, the royal became a patron of the charity and was chairperson of ROS until His Majesty the King’s ascension to the throne.
Camilla was greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Mohammed Saddiq, during her visit and then joined a reception of 120 guests focused on highlighting the work and impact of ROS.
Camilla looked stylish in a black coat as she arrived at the newly opened offices of the Royal Osteoporosis Society in Bath.
Her Majesty first became a supporter of the charity in 1994, when her mother died of osteoporosis.
Camilla’s grandmother also suffered from the disease and passed away in 1986.
The royal was recognized for her work with the charity and later became president of the Royal Osteoporosis Society in October 2001.
In 2007, Camilla even received the Kohn Foundation Award in recognition of her contribution to osteoporosis awareness.
The Queen Consort visited the newly opened offices to speak to the helpline staff, volunteers and team, as she is a long-time supporter of the charity.
Camilla was received by the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Mohammed Saddiq, during her visit.
The Queen Consort met volunteers who have experienced osteoporosis during her visit
Camilla donned elegant gold drop earrings that featured a black diamond stone for the visitor.
Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to fracture or break easily due to loss of strength.
It is estimated that more than 3.5 million people in the UK have osteoporosis and half of women over the age of 50 and one in five men will break a bone due to this condition.
In a 2021 interview with Gloria Hunniford for the BBC on the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day, Camilla recalled a terrible memory of her mother’s battle.
She said: ‘I remember when a friend of his came over one day just to give him a hug, he broke a rib, it was as bad as that.
“It was terrible because we didn’t know anything about it, so at some point we thought, ‘Well, is he making a big deal about all this?
Camilla added that her mother’s condition was so bad that “occasionally when she moved or you touched her, she would literally scream.”
Camilla cut a cake to celebrate the opening of the new offices and gave a short speech during her visit.
Camilla made sure to move around to talk to as many staff members and volunteers as she could.
The Queen Consort met with young volunteers living an osteoporosis experience
The royal appeared in high spirits during her visit to the Royal Osteoporosis Society, which is a charity close to her heart.
Camilla gave a short speech just before cutting the cake to celebrate the opening of the new offices.
The royal is close to the charity and was recognized for its work and later became president of the Royal Osteoporosis Society in October 2001.
Writing exclusively for the Daily Mail in 2011, Camilla described the horror of watching her mother suffer from bone disease.
She said: “Watching someone you love die slowly, in agony, and not knowing anything about the disease that killed them is heartbreaking,” she writes.
‘In those days, osteoporosis, a crippling bone disease, was rarely discussed, seldom diagnosed and generally blamed on older women with so-called ‘widow’s humps’.
The Queen Consort delivered a short address to staff members in the new offices during the visit.
Camilla donned a light makeup palette during her visit, but added a pop of color with pink lipstick.
My family and I watched in horror as my mother literally cringed before our eyes. She lost about eight inches in height and hunched over so much that she couldn’t digest food well, leaving her without an appetite.
“The local GP was kind and understanding but he, like us, could do little to ease the excruciating pain Mum was so stoically enduring.
‘In his later years he couldn’t breathe without oxygen or stagger through his beloved garden in his Zimmer frame.
“I think the quality of his life became so lousy and his suffering so unbearable that he just gave up the fight and lost the will to live.”
The Queen Consort unveiled a plaque during her visit to the Royal Osteoporosis Society reception in the Guildhall
Camilla smiled as she stood next to the plaque she discovered during today’s reception.
Camilla appeared deep in conversation with members of the public during the reception.
The queen consort waved a dog’s paw through the crowd after her visit to the Royal Osteoporosis Society reception at the Guildhall.
Camilla made sure to speak to guests and members of the public during her visit.
Camilla was escorted into the Guildhall by the Lord Lieutenant, Mohammed Saddiq, on Wednesday.
Later in the day Camilla joined a reception of 120 guests who have been raising awareness of the Royal Osteoporosis Society across the region.
The royals enjoyed some digital presentations highlighting the incredible work and impact the charity has made over the years.
During the reception, Craig Jones, Chief Executive of the Royal Osteoporosis Society, gave a short speech and invited Her Majesty to unveil a plaque commemorating the opening of the new offices.
Camilla sat in front of a sign reading seniors during the performance at Guildhall.
The royals received a warm welcome from the crowds waiting outside Guildhall on Wednesday.
Many people in the crowd were delighted to meet the queen consort after the Royal Osteoporosis Society reception.
Camilla later followed up with another engagement in which she planted a tree in Lacock as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.
The initiative was launched in October 2021 to commemorate the late monarch’s Platinum Jubilee with an eco-friendly souvenir.
The royal has strong ties to Lacock, owning a private home in the Wiltshire village.
In 2006, Camilla’s daughter Laura Lopes was also married at St Cyriac’s Church in the village of Lacock.