The Duchess of Cornwall Visits the Cambridge Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

The Duchess of Cornwall was in Cambridge this afternoon where she visited the Cambridge Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.  Upon her arrival the Duchess was greeted by the hospital staff as well as representatives from the JDRF Diabetes Charity.  Once inside the hospital the Duchess met with various youths living with Type 1 diabetes. “You’re extremely brave” said the Duchess to one youth participating in a Type 1 Diabetes clinical trial. “I’ve been reading about it and I had no idea how it can affect people’s lives.”

The Duchess of Cornwall also met with “… researchers from the University of Cambridge who are working on developing an Artificial Pancreas, preventing Type 1 diabetes and its complications.”

Afterward, the Duchess of Cornwall, as patron of the Emmaus UK Homeless Charity, visited the Emmaus Cambridge community where she met with former homeless people living in the area.

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Sources: Royal.Gov and Cambridge News