Camilla Parker Bowles Just Shared a Rare Personal Statement on Instagram

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Camilla Parker Bowles is honoring the legacy of her father-in-law in a special way.

In 2011, the late Prince Philip stepped down from his role of Patron for BookTrust, the U.K.'s largest reading charity. Upon leaving the position, he passed the reigns on to the Duchess of Cornwall, who we know has often publicly shared her lasting love for literature.

Now, after Philip's peaceful passing on April 9, Bowles is using her virtual book club, The Reading Room, to commemorate the late Duke.

Her personal message was shared in a Clarence House Instagram story, where she said, "As Patron of Booktrust, which I inherited from my late father-in-law His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, I would like to dedicate the next series of my Reading Room to him, in memory of a great fellow reader.......C"

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The message, which Bowles signed personally with a "C," was also shared on the Reading Room page, where they said, "Season Two of The Reading Room launches today with four fantastic books. Swipe to see a special message from Her Royal Highness."

The collection of books dedicated to the late Duke of Edinburgh includes by Philip Pullman,  by Edna O'Brien, by Amor Towles and  by Antoine Laurain.

Bowles's gesture is one of many ways in which the family has made loving nods to the Duke. Whether they're sharing nostalgic pictures or bearing meaningful symbols at his funeral, they are keeping his spirit alive.

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