Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla Climbs Into a Boxing Ring

It’s a royal knock out! Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla climbs into a boxing ring with a squad of muscular soldiers (but doesn’t end up on the ropes)

She inspected the soldiers who had lined up to wait for her to arrive before being shown into the training gym.

Afterwards, the Duchess was given a tour of the battalion’s formidable looking arsenal of armoured vehicles, including one of the controversial Jackal 2 cars.

Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla climbs into a boxing ring

She’s famous for her love of sport but the Duchess of Cornwall got a little more than she bargained for during a visit to the 4 Rifles at their Wiltshire barracks.

Camilla, who was resplendent in a bespoke dark green wool coat, was being shown around the training gym when she was invited to join some of the soldiers in their boxing ring.

Gamely, the Duchess, 67, climbed into the ring where she joked with soldiers before banging fists with one of the men.

Unfortunately for the Duchess, who sources describe as being ‘passionate’ and ‘caring greatly’ about the 4 Rifles, only one boxer, Rifleman Jack Brown, managed to win his bout.

Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla climbs into a boxing ring

It was all so very different from the formalities that marked the beginning of the visit, which saw the Duchess, who is the battalion’s Royal Colonel, greeted with a traditional bugle fanfare.

She then inspected the soldiers who had lined up to wait for her to arrive before being shown into the training gym.

Afterwards, the Duchess was given a tour of the battalion’s formidable looking arsenal of armoured vehicles, including one of the controversial Jackal 2 cars.

 

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