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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: ‘I Was Brought up as a Child Drinking Wine Like the French’

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: ‘I Was Brought up as a Child Drinking Wine Like the French’

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall may be a member of the British royal family, but she’s more like the French when it comes to her appreciation of wine. Camilla, who is the president of the U.K.’s Vineyard Association, shed some light on the reason behind her interest in the industry during a reception for British winegrowers at Clarence House on Wednesday. “People always ask me how I became involved in it all, well first of all I love wine, but secondly, my father was in the wine business, so I was brought up as a child drinking wine and water rather like the French,” she said. “My grandfather also wrote about wine as did my great-grandfather, so I think it’s very much in my blood and it’s so exciting to see British wine taking off,” she added. She also talked about the effect climate ch