Duchess of Cornwall praised for backing anti-FGM campaign

The Duchess of Cornwall has been commended for backing a campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM).

Camilla met Nimco Ali, founder of anti-FGM charity Daughters of Eve, at a reception at London's Southbank Centre last week.

Speaking to the Guardian, Ms Ali revealed the Duchess was very impressed with the work the organisation had done so far and was keen to get more information on the campaign.

"Camilla said she thinks the campaign is terrific and she heard about the stuff we're doing," she commented.

Artistic director of the Southbank Centre Jude Kelly added that it is good the Duchess is "not afraid to talk about justice" and thanked her for her support.

Ms Kelly said the senior royal is willing to "bring subjects to the fore", as she believes the monarchy exists to "create progress".

She added that the Duchess's willingness to express an interest in the anti-FGM campaign shows courage on her part.

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