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Dogs help Camilla overcome sadness of not hugging grandkids during lockdown

Camilla is desperate to give her grandchildren a hug! dog-happy
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The Duchess of Cornwall can't wait to hug her grandkids after spending the last three months apart! In the meantime, she's still got a couple of fur babies to cuddle up to!

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 07/07/2020, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:27

Camilla, 72, has five grandchildren - Eliza, Gus, Freddy, Lola and Louis.

Missing the human touch

Like many of us, Camilla has stayed in touch with her loved ones via Skype and other video messaging apps. However, as she recently told radio listeners, it can be a bitter-sweet experience.

Speaking on Radio 5 Live's The Emma Barnett Show, Camilla said:

"Your first reaction is to run up and hug them, and you have to sort of put up your hands. It's a very odd feeling. I shall look forward to the day when I can give them a huge hug again."

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She then talked about two family members who still get daily cuddles - her rescue dogs Beth and Bluebell.

Our furry best friends!

The pair of Jack Russells have done a great job keeping Camilla entertained over the last few months.


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And, like many other dog lovers during this lockdown, Camilla has learnt to appreciate her fur babies even more.


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 "The nice thing about dogs is you can sit them down, you could have a nice long conversation, you could be cross, you could be sad and they just sit looking at you wagging their tail," said Camilla.

Dogs are always there for us - never judging, just loving. What would we do without these pooches?