Camilla Parker Bowles Becomes Royal Patron for an Extremely Worthy Organization

Camilla Parker Bowles is receiving an all-new title, and it involves a cause she holds close to her heart.

The Duchess of Cornwall is now an official royal patron of The Mirabel Centre. Located in Lagos, the facility is Nigeria’s first-ever sexual assault referral center, as Hello! magazine points out.

Bowles announced the news on the official Clarence House Instagram, where she shared a slideshow of never-before-seen photos that were taken during a recent visit to The Mirabel Centre.

“I am delighted to become Patron of The Mirabel Centre in Lagos,” the royal said in the caption. “It is a truly trailblazing organization, supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault as they seek healing and justice. Their vital work means that women need no longer suffer in silence, and I am deeply grateful to all Mirabel’s wonderful staff and volunteers.”

The Mirabel Centre was founded by Itoro Eze-Anaba in 2013—since then, it has provided free medical and emotional support services to thousands of survivors. As royal patron, Bowles will seek out ways to help the center expand.

The partnership shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, since Bowles has been a long-time advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The caption continued, “The Duchess of Cornwall has visited shelters and support centres around the world and in 2020 became Patron of the UK domestic abuse charity @safelives_.”

A worthy patron for a worthy cause.

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