Queen Consort Camilla met music royalty, People says of a lively conversation between her and singer Dua Lipa.
The 75-year-old wife of Charles III was an important guest at the Booker Prize ceremony in London on Monday night.
She presented this year’s fiction prize after a reception and dinner to Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunathilaka for The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida.
The honor is awarded annually to the best novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. The winner receives $56,750 and the influence that the prize brings.
The Booker Prize ceremonies are being held live for the first time in three years, and Camilla presented the top prize for the seventh time.
Arriving with a smile at the Roundhouse, a renowned arts venue, Queen Camilla greeted the organisers, authors, competition judges and performers – including current singer Dua Lipa.
The two women had a lively conversation, possibly related to their love of literacy and books. Literacy has long been a key priority in Queen Camilla’s public work, and the 27-year-old pop star gave a speech about how her love of literature has inspired her success on stage. The singer said that reading has helped her in “hectic times” and that it makes people feel “noticed”.