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Duchess of Cornwall transformed into fairy godmother as BBC launches children’s creative writing competition

Duchess of Cornwall transformed into fairy godmother as BBC launches children’s creative writing competition

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The Duchess of Cornwall has helped bring a bit of magic to the BBC's annual short story competition for children. In honour of the launch of this year's 500 Words, a short animation has been released showing Prince Charles' wife as a fairy godmother who encourages a little boy to jump inside his imagination – a world of pirate ships, dragons, giants and gingerbread men – and be inspired to put pen to paper. The Duchess of Cornwall is a passionate advocate for children's literacy This is the seventh year of the 500 Words initiative, created by Radio 2 host Chris Evans, which encourages children around the country to get creative and send in their stories of no more than 500 words. It has proved hugely popular, with more than 123,000 entries last year. The closing date for this year’s co