Britain's Prince Charles' painting skills

Britain's Prince Charles is an excellent painter, according to his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Britain's Prince Charles' painting skills

Britain's Prince Charles is a very good painter.

The 67-year-old royal is an expert with a paint brush, according to his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, but she admits her painting skills leave little to be desired.

Complimenting retired physician Peter Copeman on his artwork, she said: "I wish I had more time, I do it very badly. He's so good; I get frustrated and give up. [I want to] tip out my toys from the pram."

Duchess Camilla was visiting London's Royal Trinity Hospice, where she spoke with patients and revealed a plaque to mark the hospice's 125th anniversary.

Speaking at the event, she said: "Every time I come here I see something new. It seems to go from strength to strength. It's a pretty special place. You don't think of hospices as being uplifting, but you come here and you go out feeling better."

The Duchess also met with patient Paulette Gregory-McQueen, who was enjoying a reflexology massage.

Paulette said: "I finished chemotherapy in October and I started this a month ago. My circulation is really poor and I have lots of pain through my nerves so this has been a Godsend to me."

To which the Duchess replied: "I've had it done and it's wonderful. It completely relaxes you."

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