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Royals visit museum

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-02-14

Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles and Camilla

In one of her final engagements before undergoing a hysterectomy operation next month, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall and Charles, Prince of Wales visited the Jewish Museum in Camden, north west London to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

The museum, which tells the story of Jewish life in Britain, has also gained Royal approval with Prince Charles becoming a Patron, his first for a Jewish organisation that is focused in the UK.

Pupils from nearby St Mary and St Pancras Church of England Primary School in Euston greeted the Royal couple along with staff and volunteers from the museum.

As part of the tour, Charles and Camilla visited a special exhibition of Polish Jewish doctor Janusz Korczak and heard about his work with children during World War II which saw him along with children from his orphanage killed at Treblinka concentration camp.

"We are honoured and privileged that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has most graciously agreed to be our Patron for this anniversary year," said director of the Jewish Museum Rickie Burman. "It is a welcome recognition of the Museum’s importance in highlighting the heritage of one of Britain’s oldest minority communities and in contributing to interfaith understanding and dialogue."

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