Queen Camilla is set to make her debut on a podcast here’s what you need to know

Queen Camilla is set to make her debut on a podcast here’s what you need to know: Queen Camilla is venturing into the realm of podcasts. The Queen’s Reading Room charity is launching a podcast dedicated to promoting reading, as announced by the charity and book club on Friday. The podcast, consisting of nine episodes, will be released weekly, commencing on January 8.

Her Majesty will be prominently featured in every episode, sharing her favorite literary selections. The series, as stated by The Queen’s Reading Room, “will provide a platform where book enthusiasts, as well as those seeking a deeper connection with books, can directly hear from the voices of literary heroes.”

The podcast trailer, featuring Camilla, describes it as “a space for book lovers — and those who wish they loved literature a little more — to be inspired by the bookish confessions of global literary heroes.” In the trailer, Camilla shares, “Don’t think I came out from under a chair for a very long time after I saw it for the first time.” To discover which title she’s referring to, royal enthusiasts will need to tune into the podcast.

The podcast will showcase eight celebrities and authors engaging in discussions about literature within the comfort of their homes. The lineup includes Sir Ian Rankin, Ann Patchett, Dame Joanna Lumley, David Baddiel, Elif Shafak, Bonnie Garmus, Joseph Coelho, and Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

The series will conclude with a special episode featuring lexicographer Susie Dent. The podcast will be accessible on various platforms, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts. The charity also revealed the comeback of the Queen’s Reading Room Festival at Hampton Court Palace, a historic landmark in London, scheduled for June 8.

The Queen’s Reading Room originated as an Instagram book club in 2021, featuring book recommendations from the queen and guest curators. It transitioned into a registered charity in February, with a mission to advocate for reading globally, as outlined on its website. The charity is dedicated to advancing education by encouraging reading among both adults and children, and it actively supports other literary charities.

Camilla, a devoted reader herself, expressed in a Q&A on the website that her passion for reading began at an early age.

“It certainly came from my father, who is probably the best-read man I’ve come across anywhere,” she remarked. “He read to us as children, selected the books, and we listened. I believe it was his love for books that became ingrained in us from such an early age.”

Camilla expressed her love for “all sorts” of books, encompassing fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and cookbooks. She humorously added, “they usually get stolen by my son who is a cookery writer,” referring to her son, Tom Parker Bowles.

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