On February 15, 2012, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall became an honorary Royal Bencher by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. According to the Press Association, the Duchess of Cornwall was given a Master’s robe for the ceremony then she:
…stood before under-treasurer, Brigadier Anthony Faith, who said, ‘Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall has been deemed by the Masters of the Bench to be eligible for call to the Bar.’
Now, you may be thinking today’s ceremony seems unusual for a British royal, right? Actually, it’s not. The Prince of Wales became an honorary Royal Bencher in 1975 as well as the Duke of Gloucester. Click here to view photos.
Meanwhile, across town, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal hosted a luncheon at Buckingham Palace for her patronage, Opportunity International United Kingdom. Afterward, she attended the City Food Lecture and Supper held at Guildhall in London.
Sources: Press Association and Royal.gov.uk
Photo courtesy of PrinceofWales.gov