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Duchess of Cornwall tours boxing club aimed at helping young people

Brolly good show! Beaming Duchess of Cornwall battles the elements as she tours a boxing club aimed at helping young people stay away from gangs as well as a riding charity in London

  • The Duchess of Cornwall refused to let a little shower dampen her spirits today
  • Camilla, 73, arrived in south London to tour a boxing club and a riding charity
  • Royal donned tartan skirt with a navy blazer and colourful scarf for the occasion

The Duchess of Cornwall refused to let a little shower dampen her spirits as she prepared to tour a boxing club which focuses on steering at-risk young people away from gang culture, knife crime and gun violence.

Camilla, 73, sheltered under a see-through umbrella when arriving at Dwaynamics in Brixton, south London, to watch students training and practising with punch bags today.

She also visited Ebony Horse Club, next door to the boxing gym, to see how it helped local people during the Covid-19 crisis.

The duchess, who donned a tartan skirt with a navy blazer for the occasion, has long been a supporter of the riding charity and became its president in 2009.

The Duchess of Cornwall (above) refused to let a little shower dampen her spirits as she prepared to tour a boxing club which focuses on steering at-risk young people away from gang culture, knife crime and gun violence 

Camilla (pictured), 73, sheltered under a see-through umbrella when visiting Dwaynamics in Brixton, south London, to watch students training and practising with punch bags today

Duchess of Cornwall at Ebony Horse Club. Camilla toured the yard, viewed a display in the hay barn and watched a lesson in the arena

During her visit to the boxing club, the royal will watch demonstrations in the ring space and speak to pupils about the impact the club has had on their lives.

Camilla will be greeted by chief executive Lorraine Jones, whose son Dwayne Simpson was stabbed to death at the age of 20 as he tried to save a friend’s life in Brixton.

Since his murder in 2014, pastor Ms Jones has channelled her loss into expanding the Dwaynamics boxing gym her son set up to help young men avoid violence.

Camilla (pictured arriving) also visited Ebony Horse Club, next door to the boxing gym, to see how it helped local people during the Covid-19 crisis

The duchess (pictured), who donned a tartan skirt with a navy blazer for the occasion, has long been a supporter of the riding charity and became its president in 2009


During her visit to the boxing club, the royal (above) will watch demonstrations in the ring space and speak to pupils about the impact the club has had on their lives

She has encouraged larger numbers of children to attend free boxing classes twice a week, and expanded the programme to offer free education and life-skill support.

Nicknamed the ‘chief angel’ of south London’s Angell Town estate, Ms Jones is called ‘mum’ by her community.

Camilla also visited Ebony Horse Club, next door to the boxing gym, to see how it helped local people during the Covid-19 crisis.


The club is home to eight horses and provides riding and horse care opportunities for 140 young people each week. Pictured, Camilla with one of the horses

Camilla with one of the horses. The royal sported a colourful scarf and matching navy boots for her engagement in south London, today

The duchess has long been a supporter of the riding charity and became its president in 2009.

The club is home to eight horses and provides riding and horse care opportunities for 140 young people each week. 

Camilla toured the yard, viewed a display in the hay barn and watched a lesson in the arena.

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