Camilla Parker Bowles Is Taking a Break from Instagram—Here's Why

Camilla Parker Bowles just announced that she’s taking a break from social media—but it’s not what you think.

Yesterday, the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, posted a candid video on the Reading Room’s official Instagram page. Bowles thanked her followers for their participation and revealed that she’s taking a one-month hiatus to catch up on books.

In the clip, Bowles explains the reason for her absence, saying, “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the authors who have made my Reading Room possible, and also to all you followers.”

She continues, “We’re going to have a bit of a break now to catch up with a bit more reading. We haven’t gone completely. There are going to be lots of small, exciting things coming up on the Reading Room, so please don’t desert us because I promise you, we won’t leave you with a blank page.”

Bowles concludes the video with a heartfelt message for her followers, adding, “Thank you very much for joining me, and I look forward to seeing you all again or hearing your comments which I love reading, on the 16 April. So, till then—happy reading. And Happy Easter.”

The Duchess of Cornwall first debuted Reading Room (which is a virtual book club) back in January. Since then, the Instagram page has accumulated 94,000—and counting—followers.

If you need us, we’ll be following the duchess’s lead and catching up on some reading of our own.

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