Duchess of Cornwall joins Jockey Club

Duchess Camilla has become a member of the Jockey Club after she accepted its invitation.

Duchess of Cornwall joins Jockey Club

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall has accepted an invitation to become an honorary member of the Jockey Club.

The 68-year-old royal, who regularly attends the Cheltenham Festival and owns horses, has been appointed the position due to her love of horse-racing and the support she offers to equine charities and disciplines.

Roger Weatherby, senior steward of the Jockey Club, told Sky news: "We are honoured and delighted that Her Royal Highness has accepted our invitation to become an Honorary Member of the Jockey Club. The Duchess' love of horses and horse-racing is well known, along with her support for equine charities and disciplines generally."

The Jockey club is confident having the Duchess on board will allow it to continue fulfilling its missions.

Mr Weatherby added: "Racing is part of the fabric of British national life and the Jockey Club's sole mission is to support its long-term health."

Meanwhile, Duchess Camilla isn't the only member of the royal family to be apart of the Jockey Club, which was founded in 1970, as her husband Prince Charles, 67, whom she married in 2005, is also part of the organisation.

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